VCU Health System - MCV Hospitals

Pathologist Assistant (44935687)
Location: Richmond, Virginia - United States
Posted: 2/23/2018

Pathologist Assistant

Full time 1: Days Bachelors degree is required

VCU Health System's Anatomic Pathology Core Lab is seeking a full time Pathologist Assistant to provide service as a Pathologists' Assistant (PA) to the Department of Anatomic Pathology. Performs as a PA to the Gross Room Area, performing administrative, personnel, and technical QC/QA functions. Provides technical instruction to personnel, residents and students, documenting training and competency. Maintains laboratory procedure manuals and insures compliance of all above areas. Jointly responsible for all technical QC/QA functions for said areas. Assists in the preparation and performance of human surgical specimen dissection. Performs specific tasks and duties under the direction and supervision of Pathologists. Assists in the preparation and performance of human postmortem examinations. ResponsibilitiesThe Pathologist may delegate to the PA the responsibility for the examination/description, including color, weight, measurement and other characteristics of the tissue or other mechanical procedures for which a specific written protocol has been developed.Performs independently routine maintenance of equipment, provision of supplies and cleanliness of work areas.Troubleshoots any laboratory issues.Performs independently with input from Manager/Director any personnel management issues as required.Ability to work independently with direction from Manager/Medical Director as indicated.Supervises personnel, day-to-day workflow, schedules, equipment maintenance, supply procurement, quality control, QA/QM reporting, and competency of staff.Communicates with Manager/Director on a routine basis.Responsible for personnel supervision, work schedules, performance evaluations, work flow/TAT issues.QC/QA reports and follow-up as indicated.Assists with workflow as staffing indicates.Demonstrates open communication with staff and management.On-call rotation for weekend Autopsy coverage. Qualifications RequiredBachelor's Degree in Life or Health Science from accredited program plus 3 years of American Academy of Pathologists' Assistant approved on-the-job training work experience; or Master's Degree in Science from an accredited Pathologists' Assistant ProgramPA (ASCP) Certification within one year of hire or promotion into position PreferredMasters Degree in Science from an accredited Pathologists' Assistant ProgramPrevious work experience as a Pathologists' Assistant in an academic setting.Previous experience in histologic and histologic procedures, dissection and laboratory management.Previous experience in the preparation and performance of human surgical specimen dissection and autopsy dissection.

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Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Laboratory Technician
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