Saturdays- 8a-1p and as needed, holiday rotation included
The Pathology Assistant (PA) will perform gross description and dissection of complex and simple human surgical specimens
under the general direction of a pathologist
. The PA will d
ictate gross findings on selected specimen using appropriate terminology; and refer tissue sections for microscopic review by the pathologist.
The PA is responsible for o
btaining the patient’s clinical history as needed, and
maintaining and coordinating specimens and records for specialized procedures using appropriate protocols.
The PA will c
onfer with pathologists to identify the special techniques and procedures necessary for diagnosis, (e.g., histochemical, immunoflurescense, cultures, smears, etc.) The PA also p
erforms specialized procedures, such as frozen sections and decalcification.
Bachelor's degree with a minimum of one year experience plus certification as a Pathologist's Assistant or certification eligible
or equivalent required.
Master's degree and Membership in the American Association of Pathologist's Assistants preferre
Previous experience with grossing human tissue samples from surgical procedures required.
Frederick Memorial Healthcare System - 20 months ago