This position is under the direct or indirect supervision of a Pathologist. Assists in the preparation and performance of human surgical-specimen dissections for microscopic examination, special procedures and biospecimen banking. Performs human postmortem examinations, and assists the Pathologists in the implementation and monitoring of the Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement Program in Anatomic Pathology.
Assists the Pathologist in the preparation and performance of human surgical specimen dissection and performs human postmortem examinations.
Obtains pertinent clinical information and history, laboratory data, x-rays, and scans, and assess legal authorizations for autopsies.
Describes gross anatomic features and dissection of surgical specimens and the postmortem prosection including the external examination, in situ organ inspection, evisceration and dissection.
Prepares and submits appropriate tissue sections for routine histologic processing and intraoperative procedures such as frozen section, touch and squash preparation Triages biological samples such as tissue, blood and toxicological material tissues for special procedures including, control assays, electron microscopy and immunofluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, genetic studies, bacterial and viral cultures, image analysis, immunohistochemistry and other special techniques as directed by the Pathologist.
Obtains and processes tissues for BioSpecimen Banking as required.
Photographs all pertinent specimens as directed by the Pathologist.
Assures proper maintenance of equipment, provision of adequate supplies and cleanliness of the surgical pathology suite.
Assists the Pathologist Assistant Team Lead in overseeing the Surgical Pathology Techs and the Pathology Resident Training.
Assists in orientation of all new employees and identifies training needs to ensure that employees are performing their assigned job responsibilities.
Assists in the organization and coordination of Anatomic Pathology Conferences.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures.
The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Join the Geisinger Family as a Pathologists' Assistant!
Geisinger Medical Laboratories is seeking a full-time Pathologist Assistant to join us in our laboratory in Danville, PA.
We are a team of 42 pathologists, 5 full- time PA's, and 7 full-time Surgical Pathology Technicians. This position is in our centralized Surgical Pathology Lab that supports 8 hospitals with a total annual case load of 95,000 surgical cases and 30 autopsies.
As an academic teaching facility associated with a residency program, dermatopathology fellowship, and medical school, there are residents, fellows, and students that interact with professional staff which offers the chance for our Pathologist Assistants to teach.
We have a newly constructed, state of the art, open concept laboratory with Mopec down draft adjustable grossing stations; each plumbed with formalin faucets and drains, Voicebrook dictation system, Cerner CoPath Plus, EPIC, cassette engravers at each grossing station, robotic specimen storage and retrieval system, and customized grossing station software developed under the direction of our Pathologist Assistants.
Geisinger Health System is a nationally recognized physician-led health care system serving more than 3 million residents of northeastern and central Pennsylvania. The main campus, Geisinger Medical Center is located in Danville, PA; a region marked by scenic beauty along the Susquehanna River, offering great recreational opportunities, charming small towns and college communities – with ready access to more urban amenities in areas like Hershey, Harrisburg and Scranton.
Geisinger offers an excellent compensation and benefit package to include exceptionally competitive salary, 30 paid days off annually, and an additional 10 paid CME days with $1500 yearly stipend. Prior experience always preferred but exam eligible new graduates are welcome to apply. Benefits start on day 1!
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
A candidate/graduate of an American Association of Pathologist Assistants (AAPA)/NAACLS educational program. ASCP certification eligibility required.
This position offers a competitive compensation package, including medical, dental, vision, retirement, and generous PTO! Benefits start on day 1!
Master's Degree-Pathology (Required)
Minimum of 3 years-Laboratory (Preferred)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Pathologists' Assistant - ASCP
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 1...3 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.