Pathologists' Assistant

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Plymouth

Job Description


The Pathologists' Assistant is specifically trained in the gross examination, dissection and submission of specimens for histologic evaluation for all commonly received specimens in the Histology Laboratory.

Under the supervision of a board certified Anatomic Pathologist, the Pathologist Assistant is responsible for:

Gross description and dissection (examination of surgical tissues).

Submission and preparation of specimens for histologic and other laboratory testing.

Gross specimen photography.

Process improvement

Processing of frozen sections and/or touch preparations for rapid interpretation.

Training of new employees within the appropriate scope of practice as necessary

Technical review and writing of relevant procedures with the Anatomic Pathology Manager

Attendance at all relevant meetings

Maintaining equipment in work area

Abiding by Hospital and Laboratory policies

Maintaining a clean work environment

Participation in organization of conferences

Education/Experience Required

A minimum of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university, plus successful completion of an NAACLS accredited Pathologists' Assistant program.

Able to communicate effectively and work well with laboratory personnel and the pathologists on staff, as well as key individuals outside the department



PA (ASCP) required

Qualifies for high proficiency testing, meeting the CAP standards for performing gross dissection

Employment Type

Per Diem

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