This position is under the direct or indirect supervision of a Pathologist. Assists in the preparation and performance of human surgical-specimen dissections for microscopic examination, special procedures and biospecimen banking. Performs human postmortem examinations, and assists the Pathologists in the implementation and monitoring of the Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement Program in Anatomic Pathology.
Assists the Pathologist in the preparation and performance of human surgical specimen dissection and performs human postmortem examinations.
Obtains pertinent clinical information and history, laboratory data, x-rays, and scans, and assess legal authorizations for autopsies.
Describes gross anatomic features and dissection of surgical specimens and the postmortem prosection including the external examination, in situ organ inspection, evisceration and dissection.
Prepares and submits appropriate tissue sections for routine histologic processing and intraoperative procedures such as frozen section, touch and squash preparation Triages biological samples such as tissue, blood and toxicological material tissues for special procedures including, control assays, electron microscopy and immunofluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, genetic studies, bacterial and viral cultures, image analysis, immunohistochemistry and other special techniques as directed by the Pathologist.
Obtains and processes tissues for BioSpecimen Banking as required.
Photographs all pertinent specimens as directed by the Pathologist.
Assures proper maintenance of equipment, provision of adequate supplies and cleanliness of the surgical pathology suite.
Assists the Pathologist Assistant Team Lead in overseeing the Surgical Pathology Techs and the Pathology Resident Training.
Assists in orientation of all new employees and identifies training needs to ensure that employees are performing their assigned job responsibilities.
Assists in the organization and coordination of Anatomic Pathology Conferences.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Master's Degree- (Required)
Minimum of 3 years-Laboratory (Preferred)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Pathology Assistant - ASCP
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We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
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