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Pathologist Assistant

Company: St. Lukes University Health Network
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.Perform gross description and dissection of surgical specimens. Assist in the preparation and performance of autopsies. Arrange for photographs on all pertinent specimens. Organize conference material. JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Prepare and perform surgical specimen examinations which includes: - Responsibility for assuring correct accessioning and numbering of all surgical specimens.Gross description and dissection of surgical specimens. - Select and prepare tissue sections for microscopic examination (preparation of frozen and permanent sections for light microscopy). - Photography of all pertinent specimens. - Summarize the clinical history and procurement of scans, x-rays, lab data, etc., when initiated. - Responsibility for assuring correct coding and filing of surgical reports, photographic and microscopic slides and other anatomic pathology reports and data. - Use voice-activated transcription system to dictate gross descriptions. - Assist in preparation and performance of post-mortem examinations which includes: Ascertain proper and legal authorization for autopsies. In case of error or question, initiate procedures to obtain proper authorization. - Perform or assist the pathologist in the prosection including external examination, in situ organ inspection, evisceration, dissection and dictation or recording of data such as organ weights, presence of body fluids, gross pathology findings. - Procure biological specimens for analysis (blood cultures, viral cultures, toxicological material, etc.). - Arrange for still and/or video - of the body, organs and other pertinent material. - Summarize the clinical history and assist the pathologist in preparation of the preliminary anatomic diagnosis. - Select and prepare tissue sections for microscopic examination. - Assure proper restoration of the body to acceptable release to the funeral director, indicating any biohazards such as contagious disease, radioactive implants, etc., which may be present. - Responsibility for assuring correct coding and filing of autopsy protocols and reports, filing photographic and microscopic slides. - Responsibility for assuring the proper maintenance of equipment, adequate supplies and cleanliness of the autopsy suite. - Participate in the orientation of new staff, teach/mentor residents and students. EDUCATION: Bachelors Degree in a health science or related field TRAINING & EXPERIENCE: Needs to be a graduate of an accredited Pathologists Assistant program, have completed at least one year of clinical rotations in autopsy and surgical pathology grossing, and be ASCP certified as a PA or eligible to sit for the ASCP certification exam OR have earned a Bachelors degree in health sciences or a related field and be otherwise trained as a Pathologists Assistant with 2 or more years of experience grossing complex surgical specimens; experience in autopsy evisceration preferred. Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!! St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: St. Lukes University Health Network, Bethlehem , Pathologist Assistant, Healthcare , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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