Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Pathology Grossing Assistant.
This position is responsible for the gross examination and dissection of anatomic pathology biopsy specimens. They prepare biopsy tissue for histological processing. They may photograph gross specimens. Their duties include working with the Gross Room Manager and Director of Surgical Pathology and pathologists in performing their biopsy duties according to their direction.
Assists supervisor with any and all other duties as assigned.
Assists department and supervisor with various QA/QI initiatives and compliance with all with CAP, NYSDOH and Joint Commission standards as they relate to the gross room.
Assisting in the organization and coordination of anatomic pathology conferences.
Performing duties relating to the maintenance of the laboratory when needed. Cleans workstation between and after case dissection completion. Ensures proper maintenance of equipment, sterilization of instruments and discard of waste and material properly. Notifies supervisor of low supply inventory and assists with supply management.
Organize Dissection of specimens including; Dissects specimens according to protocols and procedures. Prepares appropriate sample of tissue for histological processing and/or frozen sections, obtains tissue for additional studies including but not limited to flow cytometry, electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry, etc., and performs special procedures including faxitron imaging and tumor triage. Photographs all appropriate gross specimens and microscopic slides. Correlates specimen information with the appropriate attending pathologist.
Gross description: Accurately dictates gross description for biopsies according to designated protocols and templates. Includes all relevant details in the gross description including; color, measurement, shape, weight. Reviews gross description to ensure accuracy and completion.
Obtaining and appropriately applying the clinical information to the analysis and interpretation of the surgical case.
Reconciliation of specimens: assures appropriate specimen accessioning reconciles specimen labeling of logs, containers, blocks, and requisitions, according to procedures.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have these Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree in clinical laboratory science, medical technology, biology or related field. One year required experience in a surgical pathology laboratory including gross dissection and dictation of surgical biopsy specimens. NYSDOH License as a clinical laboratory histotechnician, technician, or technologist. Excellent communication skills and ability to work independently
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:Bachelors degree with at least one-year experience grossing biopsies in a surgical pathology laboratory. Board certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Registry. Experience working with Residents and Fellows. 2 years experience working in a surgical pathology laboratory grossing and dictating surgical biopsy specimens.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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