Pathologist’s Assistant (PA) – Brunswick, Georgia

Position:  Pathologist’s Assistant

Department:  Grossing

Schedule:  Full-time

Location:  Brunswick, Georgia

The Pathologist’s Assistant (PA) is an extensively trained allied health professional who provides anatomic pathology services under the direction and supervision of a Board Certified, licensed medical doctor (pathologist).  PA’s interact with pathologists in same manner that physicians’ assistants carry out their duties under the direction of physicians in surgical and medical practices. The Pathologists’ Assistant serves as the eyes of the pathologist and is often the initial (and sometimes only) individual to look at the specimen when it arrives from the operating room, clinic and/or physician’s office. A fully trained PA is allowed to perform post mortem examinations (autopsies) through to the preliminary anatomic diagnoses (PAD) without a pathologist present. Pathologist’s Assistants contribute to the overall efficiency of the laboratory or pathology practice in a cost effective manner by performing a variety of tasks, consisting primarily of gross examination of surgical pathology specimens.

Major Responsibilities

  • Preparation, gross description, dictation and dissection of human tissue
  • Ensuring appropriate specimen accessioning
  • Obtaining tissue such as blood and toxicological material for studies such as flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry
  • Photographing all pertinent gross specimens
  • Assists with frozen section tissue preparation

 

Minimum Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in medical/biological sciences field
  • Graduation from an accredited Pathologist’s Assistant training program
  • ASCP Certification preferred (if not certified, certification must be obtained within a year of employment)
  • Prior experience preferred
  • Ability to interpret complex rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Demonstrate ability to organize workload
  • Familiarity with HIPAA and security compliance requirements

 

SEPA Labs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider applicants for all positions on the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, use of lawful products during non-work hours and any other legally protected status.

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