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Pathologist's Assistant (PRN)
catholic health initiatives | Houston, Texas
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Job Description


Assists the anatomic pathologist in performing autopsies and gross dissection of surgical specimens and biopsies; Responsible for daily activities associated with processing of tissues received from surgical procedures, educating pathology residents and Participates in the quality assurance activities associated with these processes.


1. Perform a gross evaluation of biopsy and surgical specimens, followed by the appropriate dissection and description of findings

2. will perform autopsies, but will not be Responsible for dictating the autopsy gross findings or microscopic findings; take and catalog indicated gross photographs

3. Assist the Histotechnologist in accessioning of specimens, the performance of frozen sections, the radiologic imaging of certain specimens, and transportation when necessary

4. Assist pathologists in collection of data for the quality improvement program


Education and Licensure


* Master's Degree - Biological Sciences
* Certification as a PA by the American Association of Pathologists' Assistants; A new graduate who is eligible for certification will be considered with the understanding that they have to pass the certifying examination

Minimum Experience

* None required

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

* N/A

Physical Requirements


The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the essential functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in position.

About catholic health initiatives

Catholic Health Initiatives, the second largest Catholic health system in the United States, is a national nonprofit health corporation based in Denver, Colorado. Our health system includes 73 hospitals; 42 long-term care, assisted and independent living and residential facilities; and two community-based health organizations located in 19 states. Catholic Health Initiatives represents approximately 66,000 full- and part-time employees and total revenues of $7.1 billion.

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