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Job #31620
Pathologists' Assistant
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18,000 annual surgeries; 65 annual autopsies

Eight pathologists, 12 residents, one PA Student
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Responsibilities:
  • Provides assistance in the Department of Pathology, undertaking an advanced role in surgical specimen processing and instructional teaching of all rotating students and residents.
  • Performs gross description and dissection of surgical specimens.
  • Maintains records of quality assurance and quality control in all aspects of Surgical Pathology.
  • Performs specialized procedures to include specimen radiographs, specimen photographs, frozen sections, maintaining and coordinating specimens and records for specialized procedures, and tissue triaging 
  • Instructional teaching of autopsies.

Required Education/Training:
  • Bachelor of Science degree and successful completion of an NAACLS-accredited pathologists' assistant program.
  • Must meet CLIA/DHR requirements.
  • Certification by American Association of Pathologists' Assistants (AAPA) or AAPA-eligible (sit for exam within 1 year of hire).

Required Experience:
  • One year of experience in an acute care facility.
  • Basic knowledge of human anatomy and macrosurgical techniques, and general laboratory skills.
  • Understanding of safety and infection control requirements of position.
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain and prepare tissue for evaluation and to provide assistance to pathologists in a timely and quality manner.
  • Proficiency in preparing and maintaining records and in use of electronic communications tools and software.
  • Knowledge/ability to become knowledgeable in voice recognition software, Internet and multiple-interfaced systems, laboratory information system, Excel, and MS Word or equivalent applications.
  • High degree of technical competence and knowledge of all histological techniques.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for interacting with peers, patients, physicians, and other customers of the medical center.
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to equal opportunity for all candidates for employment and employees.
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