Pathologist's Assistant

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Job ID: 57264
Area of Interest: Allied Health
Location: Baltimore, MD US
Hours of Work: 8:30a-5:00p
Job Facility: University of Maryland Medical Center
Employment Type: Full Time
Shift: DAY
What You Will Do:

The University of Maryland Medical Center is seeking a Pathologist's Assistant (Days: 8:30am-5:00pm) in the Anatomic Pathology Laboratory with a desire to join our world-class team. 

The Pathologist's Assistant under limited supervision assists the pathologists in the professional duties of autopsy and surgical pathology.
  • Supervises and oversees the technical operation of the surgical pathology and autopsy areas, ensuring that appropriate procedures and protocols are followed.
  • Participates in the training of residents and PA students.
  • Communicates regularly with medical and nursing staff who are requesting laboratory tests to clarify the nature of test requests and to help resolve problems, to ultimately assure that the specimen is handled appropriately.  May contact requestor to clarify clinical history, labeling discrepancies, etc.
  •  Recommends improvements in service, procedures and efficiency in operation.
  • Attends in-service training programs and other relevant training sessions for professional growth and development.

What You Need to Be Successful:

Education and Experience:

  1. Master’s degree from an accredited Pathologists’ Assistant program is required.  Must be certified by a national registry such as ASCP, or attain such registry within one year of hire date.
  2. Six months of professional experience assisting with surgical pathology examinations and autopsies is required.  Teaching experience in a laboratory or pathology classroom setting is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Knowledge of principles of surgical pathology, clinical laboratory processes, testing and analytical procedures and techniques and various specialized laboratory equipment (of the assigned laboratory unit), including the routine maintenance and calibration thereof.  Equipment knowledge must include routine radiology equipment.
  2. Effective verbal and written communication skills are necessary in order to work with medical or nursing staff, resolve problems and concerns regarding specimens or lab procedures, assures efficient operation of the laboratory through guidance and training of residents and to properly relate the surgical process.
  3. Ability to use a computer and computerized personal and network systems for logging and tracking laboratory test results and specimen information.
  4. Ability to read, write, speak English and perform mathematical and statistical operations for recording and evaluating lab results.  Ability to follow detailed written or verbal instructions accurately.
  5. Ability to oversee the work of pathology residents and lower level laboratory staff, assign work priorities, audit work quality, train in conjunction with attending pathologist, as appropriate.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 
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