PA: Pathology Assistant

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Posted: 04/08/2019 Category: Other Area(s) Job Number: 25362
Job Title: Pathology Assistant 

Location: Grand Rapids MI 49503

Shift: Mon-Fri 9a-6p

Max Pay Rate: $50/hr 

Job Details:
  • Assists in the preparation, performance, and dictation of human specimen dissection Performs gross examination on tissue specimens and provides dictation of observations through voice recognition software.
  • Responsible for the overall assurance that all specimens are processed in an adequate and satisfactory manner, they are labeled properly, and that all paperwork is accurate and complete.
  • Obtains samples for ancillary studies: -Cytogenetics - Flow Cytometry - Frozen section and intraoperative consultation - Lymphoma Protocol - Touch/Squash Preparations - Tumor Mapping - Tumor Registry - Tumor Triage.
  • Review clinical information including imaging, laboratory results, and operative notes.
  • Communicates any problems encountered with specimens to the correct unit, department or office
  • Discuss cases with surgeons, clinicians, and pathologists
  • Review accuracy of macroscopic description transcription
  • Confirm accuracy and perform editing of CPT codes
  • Registers, accessions, processes specimens/tissues as needed
  • Photographs surgical specimens, as requested
  • Perform maintenance of equipment and ensure department is adequately supplied
  • Operate bone saw following proper safety procedures
  • Bachelor' s degree from an accredited NACCLS Pathologist Assistant program
  • Must be certified through ASCP


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