Pathology Assistant

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Job Details

  • Job Purpose: Performs and reports laboratory testing in a manner to promote the efficient operation of the laboratory and effective patient care. Will work closely with the Pathologists in the Pathology Laboratory at the Cambridge Hospital.

    Duties and responsibilities include: *accurately and efficiently provide gross description of all surgical specimens *demonstrates competency and proficiency in the use of Dragon Voice recognition * independently troubleshoots issues with Dragon Voice and can create new templates for dictation with Dragon *accurately and efficiently dissects tissue and puts tissue into a properly labeled cassette for processing *accurately and efficiently prints cassettes as needed and completes worksheets for each specimen *ensures that specimen comments ,which includes IHC, special stains and levels are transcribed onto the specimen worksheets *prepares touch preps and stains the slides as needed *performs frozen sections with staining and delivery of frozen sections slides within the acceptable time limits *provides high quality photographs of gross specimens and microscopic slides. * provides high quality digital pictures with diagrams as needed for complicated cases and delivers specimens to radiology for new images *Delivers tissue, hardware or other foreign bodies to doctor's offices or directly to patients as needed *willingly assists in the printing of proofs of dictation and other patient's information as needed *loads the specimen on the processor as needed *assists the Pathologists in the preparation for accreditation inspections *correctly performs all required daily and monthly instrument procedures according to department specific schedules and protocols *ensures that the grossing room is kept clean and organized *ensures that there is appropriate monitoring of all temperature dependent equipment *ensures there is proper management and labeling of the chemicals and the chemical hazardous waste.

    Qualifications: Minimum education: BS required; a Master's degree in Health Science is preferred. Registration by the American Association of Pathologists Assistants is preferred, if not must have completed a course of study to be eligible to take the AAPA registry examination. Two years' experience preferred

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