• Pathologist Assistant PD

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  • Overview


    St. Joseph’s Healthcare System is recognized for the expertise and compassion of its highly skilled and responsive staff. The combined efforts of the organization’s outstanding physicians, superb nurses, and dedicated clinical and professional staff have made us one of the most highly respected healthcare organizations in the state, the largest employer in Passaic County, and one of the nation’s “100 Best Places to Work in Health Care”.



     Job Overview


    Responsible for assisting Pathologists with gross dissection, dictation of surgical specimens and submit sections for histological processing. Photographs surgical and autopsy specimens. Assists in preparation and performance of autopsy procedure on adults, children and infants. Screens and reviews patient's charts with Pathologist. Complies with DNV, CAP, NJSDH standards. Assists with frozen section. Accessions surgical specimens in LIS as necessary.


    Assists pathologists in gross description, dictation and submission of surgical specimens for histological processing. Assists in the preparation and performance of autopsy procedures on adults, children and infants. Photographs surgical pathology and autopsy specimens as needed. Assists pathologists with frozen sections and touch prep slides and staining as necessary Maintains a clean work environment of the gross room. Maintains supplies in the gross room. Communicates unique findings of surgical and autopsy specimens to attending pathologists in a timely manner. Retrieves specimens from the Operating Room for processing as necessary. Accession surgical specimens in current LIS system as necessary Teaches anatomy and grossing techniques of surgical pathology specimens to Medical Students and Residents. Participates in a minimum of two laboratory related continuing education activities annually. Releases bodies from the morgue to the funeral home or medical examiner as needed. Ensures proper identification of body prior to releasing. Meets all required competencies for department, unit and/or hospital. Responsible for performing all other duties as assigned. Special Projects


    Work requires the knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts normally acquired through completion of an Associates Degree in one of the biological sciences or closely related field from a fully accredited college or university, and documentation of a minimum of three months of on the job training in grossing of surgical pathology specimens, in a laboratory or program approved by the pathologist, is required. AAPA certification is preferred. Occupationally-specific training or three to five years of previous grossing experience preferred. Autopsy experience required.


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