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Pathology Assistant (Part Time)
Ref No.: 20-00358
Location: GAITHERSBURG, Maryland
Assists in the performance of surgical pathology services and may assist in the performance of autopsies under the general supervision of a Pathologist.
Responsibilities:
  • Maintains effective laboratory operations by adhering to standards of specimen collection, preparation, or laboratory safety.
  • Documents specimens by verifying patient and specimen identification.
  • Assists Pathologists in the preparation, grossing, and dissection of surgical specimens.
  • Examines and prepares surgical pathology specimens.
  • Selects and identifies tissue for microscopic study.
  • Triages specimens received from surgery, dictates gross findings on selected specimen using appropriate terminology, and refers tissue sections for microscopic review by Pathologist.
  • Maintains records of surgical pathology specimen dissections and dictation and assists in the compilation of reports for surgical pathology.
  • Labels and stores gross tissue specimen.
  • Photographs specimen samples as appropriate for use in instruction and documentation.
  • Maintains and coordinates specimen and records for specialized procedures using appropriate protocols and submits requests for special histologic procedures and special stains, when appropriate.
  • Assists Pathologist with eviscerations and gross anatomic dissections.
  • Removes or may remove organs, portions of bone, or other samples of tissues for any specialized study or research.
  • Collects or may collect special materials for toxicological, viral, and bacteriological assays and performs special procedures for tumor triage, coronary artery perfusion, and faxitron.
  • Maintains records, maintains laboratory, labels, and stores gross tissue obtained during autopsy.
  • Monitors and orders supplies.
  • Maintains strictest confidentiality.
  • Complies with all State, Federal, professional regulations as well as company and departmental rules, polices, and procedural manuals.
  • Adherence to CAP, CLIA, State Regulations, HIPAA, Safety and OSHA Regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in the field of Laboratory Science or equivalent under the 1988 Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) guidelines of high complexity testing.
  • Board of Certification (BOC) by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).
  • Completion of a Pathologists Assistant program accredited by the American Society for Clinical Pathology.
  • 1 year of practical Laboratory experience preferred.