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Pathologists Assistant
Ref No.: 18-02501
Location: West Hills, California
Start Date / End Date: 03/12/2018 to 06/11/2018
Duration:0-3 month(s)

Description/Comment:Minimum Qualifications:

1. AA, AS or BS degree or equivalent training and experience
2. 3-6 years histology and/or surgical gross experience
3. Meets all requirements as outlined in corporate Minimum Qualifications for Personnel Performing Tissue Gross Examinations SOP and 1988 CLIA CFR 493.1489.
4. HT (ASCP), HTL (ASCP), PA (ASCP) or AAPA fellowship status preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Perform routine and non-routine activities involved in the preparation of surgical specimens for Histological processing, according to policies and procedures.
2. Assure appropriate specimen accessioning and labeling; maintain the integrity of the specimen and patient identification.
3. Describe gross anatomic features of surgical specimens, ensuring that all lesions, markings and sutures are mentioned.
4. Record measurements, weight, volume and any abnormal findings as applicable.
5. Dissect surgical specimens and prepare tissues for histologic processing.
6. Complete all associated paperwork.
7. Follow the laboratory's applicable procedures for job-related responsibilities.
8. Interact directly with pathologists regarding gross dissection/description activities, including defined specimen types that require direct supervision by a pathologist.
9. Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either correct the problems or immediately notify the histology supervisor/manager, technical supervisor, or director.
10. Ensure all corporate safety, quality control and quality assurance standards are met.
11. Ensure compliance with all local, federal, CLIA and CAP regulations.
12. Maintain a clean and well-organized work area.
13. Other duties, as assigned by supervisor.