Pathologist Assistant (Surgical)

City of Hope

Newnan, GA

Job posting number: #7247432 (Ref:JR-13718)

Posted: May 24, 2024

Salary / Pay Rate: $36.71 - $60.46 / hour

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Pathologist Assistant (Surgical)

Join the transformative team at City of Hope, where we're changing lives and making a real difference in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses. City of Hope’s growing national system includes its Los Angeles campus, a network of clinical care locations across Southern California, a new cancer center in Orange County, California, andtreatment facilitiesin Atlanta, Chicago and Phoenix. our dedicated and compassionate employees are driven by a common mission: To deliver the cures of tomorrow to the people who need them today.

Exciting and new opportunities await for you here at City of Hope!

The successful candidate:

  • Area of Focus: Surgical Specimen, Examination and Dissection

  • Examines, dissects and performs gross dictation and description of surgical specimens, photographs surgical specimens, assists with the procurement of tissue for the Tissue Bank.

  • Responsible for planning, organization and direction of non-medical operation pertaining to the appropriate dissection, tissue handling and laboratory utilization.

  • Assists the Medical Director with the daily operations of the pathology laboratory through appropriate utilization of laboratory resources, maintenance of workflow.

  • Reviews daily surgical and Interventional Radiology schedules to cover and perform frozen sections including selection of tissue, cutting, staining, and sending electronic images of gross specimens for selection of tissue for frozen examination and H&E histologic slide for pathologist diagnosis following CAP turnaround time.

  • Assists Tissue Bank Coordinator with the assistance of the Director to ensure proper procurement of tissue, provides instructions and guidance, maintains working relationship.

  • Maintains, renews and amends all IRB research protocols for studies involved with the Department of Pathology. Creates and applies for new research protocols as requested by physicians.

  • Maintains pathology quality improvement projects including: monthly updating of data and statistical analysis of all QA monitors for surgical, consult and cytology case loads, monitoring benchmarks, maintaining protocols related to QA monitors and communicating results to laboratory directors.

  • This is a Full-time position operating Monday - Friday 9:30am to 6:00pm. No holidays and no weekends required.


Minimum Education

  • Master’s Degree from a NAACLS accredited Pathology (PA) program strongly preferred OR Bachelor’s Degree acceptable per certification requirement requirements of eligibility.

Minimum Experience

  • Hospital experience preferred, but not required.

  • Must have experience assessing appropriateness of surgical specimens and performing gross examination and gross dissection.

Required Licensure or Certifications:

  • Must possess an active ASCP certification or eligible to become certified.

  • Fellow status membership in the American Association of Pathologist Assistants (AAPA)

City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, please click here.

To learn more about our comprehensive benefits, click here:Benefits Information

Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $36.71 - $60.46 / hour

The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.

City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.

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Job posting number:#7247432 (Ref:JR-13718)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:City of Hope
United States
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