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Pathology Assistant
Ref No.: 16-00348
Category: Biotechnology
Location: Tampa, Florida
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Perform routine and non-routine activities involved in the preparation
of surgical specimens for Histologic 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 routine and non-routine (complex) surgical specimens, ensuring that all lesions, markings and sutures are mentioned.
4. Capable of grossing high complexity specimens under direct and indirect supervision, as applicable to training and experience.
5. Demonstrated ability to handle broader range of specimens with indirect supervision.
6. Escalates more complex/unusual specimens to Exempt Pathologist's Assistant or Pathologist.
7. Record measurements, weight, volume and any abnormal findings as applicable.
8. Dissect surgical specimens and prepare tissues for histologic processing.
9. May oversee performance of Grossing Technicians
10. May provide training to Grossing Technicians
11. Complete all associated paperwork.
12. Follow the laboratory's applicable procedures for job-related responsibilities.
13. Interact directly with pathologists regarding gross dissection/description activities, including defined specimen types that require direct supervision by a pathologist.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. B.S. degree
2. PA (ASCP), or eligible
3. Meets all requirements as outlined in corporate Minimum Qualifications for Personnel Performing Tissue Gross Examinations SOP and 1988 CLIA CFR 493.1489.
1. 1 year of surgical gross experience
2. Graduate of a NAACLS approved Pathologist Assistant training program

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