Pathology Assistant Job at Integrated Resources, Inc, Hackensack, NJ

  • Integrated Resources, Inc
  • Hackensack, NJ

Job Description

Job title: Pathology Assistant

Job Location: Hackensack, NJ

Job Duration: 3 Months+(Possibility of extension)

Shift timing: Morning Shift available.

Days per Week- 5

Hours per day- 8

Schedule Notes: M-F Flexible on day shift hours No weekends, No holidays, No OnCall.

Job Description :

  • The Pathologists Assistant is primarily responsible for assisting the pathologist with surgical specimens and other related duties.

  • Assists, under the supervision of the pathologist, in selection, preparation, and dissection of surgical tissue sections for routine microscopic examination, immunofluorescence, electron microscopy, and other studies where specified.

  • Assists in photography and gross description of surgical specimens.

  • Ensures accuracy of surgical specimen patient information as well as accurate gross descriptions.

  • Assists in the selection and preparation of tissue sections for intraoperative consultations (frozen section), including embedding tissue, cutting tissue on a cryostat, and staining of tissue slides.

  • Procures fresh tissue samples for Biorepository tissue banking, ancillary studies such as cytogenetics, flow cytometry, and/or snap freezing for both therapeutic and research purposes.

  • Utilizes the Faxitron to obtain x-ray images and sends them to the PACS system.

  • Performs proper maintenance of equipment, adequate supplies, and cleanliness needed in the performance of gross anatomic dissection.

  • Assists the pathologist in preparing materials for both intra- and interdepartmental teaching exercises.

  • Performs all computer system functions necessary to achieve timely reporting of results.

  • Assists support staff and/or pathology residents with, as directed by a pathologist, the performance of a post-mortem examination including photography, external examination, situ inspection, evisceration, dissection, recording of data, and any other related task if needed.

  • Lifts a minimum of 30 lbs. and stands a minimum of 5 hours a day.

  • Adheres to and meets both position-specific yearly competency assessments and the standards identified in the Medical Center's Organizational Competencies.

  • Other duties and/or projects as assigned.

  • Adheres to Client Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.

Required Education:

  • Bachelors degree from a NAACLS-accredited institution as a pathologists assistant with training that must include both didactic lectures and on-site clinical training in anatomic pathology, specifically surgical and autopsy pathology.

  • Bachelor's degree must be in Health Sciences or other biological discipline.

License Required:

  • ASCP certification as an on-the-job trained PA in a hospital laboratory performing technical duties relating to anatomic pathology with documented competencies in prosecution of simple to complex specimens.

  • American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)..

Required Skills & Experience: -

  • Minimum of 10 years experience.

  • Required Pathology Assistant experience, either PA master's degree or 5+ years experience of grossing high complexing specimens.

  • Frozen section experiences preferred, but not mandatory.


Job Tags

Holiday work, Flexible hours, Shift work,

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