Pathologists' Assistant- days

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

Location: LOC_MAIN-Main Hospital 

Req ID: 84190

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

Provides assistance in the Department of Pathology undertaking an advanced role in the performance of Autopsies, surgical specimen processing, photography, and instructional teaching of all rotating students, residents, and fellows

Job Responsibilities

  • Under the direct supervision of a Pathologist Triage, performs gross description and dissection of all surgical Cytology and Autopsy specimens and accurately dictates the gross description of the specimen received.
  • Perform specialized procedures to include: specimen radiographs, specimen photographs, frozen sections, maintaining and coordinating specimen and records for specialized procedures, research and ancillary studies in consultation with pathologists. Checks the proper submission of pathology specimen. Maintains accession records necessary to confirm specimen identity and ensures correct fixation of the specimen received.
  • Serves as a resource (teaching, demonstrating, instructing on technique) to all technical staff, residents, fellows, Pathologist Assistant Students, and other visiting and rotating staff as needed. Assists the residents, fellows and pathologists with frozen sections.
  • Perform autopsies according to SOP to include gross description, evisceration, organ dissection, and preparation for histological examination
  • Maintenance of surgical grossing area and autopsy area in organized and cleanly manner, ensuring area meets safety and cleanliness standards. Maintains and supports maintenance of equipment and supply inventory. Functions in the capacity of a Professional Pathologist’s Assistant in a busy Pediatric, Academic medical center.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Associate’s Degree

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: Bachelor's degree in biological sciences, allied health sciences or related field or recent graduate from accredited Pathology Assistant Program


Preferred Licenses/certificates/registrations: At least one ASCP Certification (PA, HT, HTL, IHC or CT).

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Proficiency in computer use, including voice recognition applications, internet and multiple-interfaced systems, Laboratory Information System, Excel, and MS Word or equivalent applications.
  • Knowledge of Photographic equipment.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products.

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