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Pathologists Assistant Job
PeaceHealth | Vancouver, Washington
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Job Description

Req ID: 150730

PeaceHealth is seeking a Pathologists Assistant for a 1.0 full time equivalent Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

JOB SUMMARY

Applies principles and techniques related to autopsy pathology, surgical pathology, and histopathology within the scope of practice.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Efficiently performs human surgical specimen examination; assists in tissue preparation for frozen section examinations, immunocytochemistry assays and electron microscopy (when required); performs appropriate medical photography of gross specimens.
  2. Ensures appropriate procedure documentation and document management; performs specimen accessioning utilizing anatomic pathology computer system as necessary.
  3. Performs autopsy duties to include: external examination, in situ organ inspection, evisceration and complete organ block dissection; dictates autopsy documentation; selects and submits tissue for microscopic exam; ensures proper restoration of body for acceptable release to funeral director.
  4. Maintains morgue and gross room to include: work environment, equipment and supplies.
  5. Assists, initiates and/or implements certain specialized procedures and/or research projects as assigned by the Director; performs lead role in QA activities for Anatomic Pathology; participates as lab liaison on relevant teams, e.g. tumor board, breast conference, morbidity and mortality, etc.
  6. May perform CAP (College of American Pathologists) compliance duties to include: periodic record reviews; equipment and test validation; development and maintenance of policy, procedure and guidance documents; proficiency testing and competency management; CAP inspection preparation, assessment and follow up; and technical and procedural advisement and referral.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:         

  • Bachelors Degree in Health Science or equivalent
  • Specialized training as pathology assistant through an accredited program

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:         

  • Minimum of 1 year experience (or combination of education and/or experience)

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:      

  • American Association of Pathologist Assistant (AAPA) and/or American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Govenors (ASCP BOR) Certification preferred.

OTHER SKILLS:    

  • Good written and verbal communication skills including the ability to effectively communicate clinical information
  • Working knowledge of anatomy, surgical pathology procedures and protocols and disease process
  • Strong analysis/problem solving skills
  • Working knowledge of computer systems

WORKING CONDITIONS

Works in a clinical laboratory setting. Continuous (67 - 100% of the time) exposure to moderate noise level. Tasks involve potential for exposure to blood, body fluids containing blood, or other types of patient samples and the continuous (67 - 100%) use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required. The ability to frequently (34 - 66 %) stand, walk or sit is required. Continuous (67 - 100%) handling of small objects up to 10 pounds including lifting and carrying required. Occasional (6-33%) lifting and carrying of up to 20 pounds required. Intermittent (1 -5%) lifting of up to 35 pounds required. Frequent (34-66 %) use of clinical laboratory reagents and chemicals required. Must have good manual dexterity of one or both hands. Must be able to perform fine hand movements to manipulate samples, lab equipment and instruments, keyboards and other items. Requires good corrected vision, the ability to do near point, or close up, work at varying distances from the eye. Requires flexibility of various work assignments with frequent requests to move from one workstation to the next.

Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 

We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Vancouver, WA community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!

Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

Location: Vancouver, WA, Southwest Medical Center (150)
Job Category:  Laboratory
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $39.10, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: 

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Posting Notes: Vancouver, WA || Laboratory || Full Time || TESTING SERVICES

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit health care system sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, with services in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth's rigorous pursuit of exceptional medicine springs from its mission, values, and commitment to provide healing and compassionate care to patients and families.

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