Pathologist's Assistant

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7245266 (Ref:19483-en_US)

Posted: May 17, 2024

Job Description


Seeking a Pathologists' Assistant. The qualified candidate will perform gross dissection of surgical specimens. They will also dictate the information on these specimens. Other duties include collecting and cataloging fresh tissue for the Tumor Bank and special studies.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards, knowledge of quality standards and requirements for pathology specimen photographs, knowledge of biological specimen disposition, maintenance and storage procedures and techniques, and knowledge of chemical reagents and equipment used in pathology research.

Job Duties

  • Performs gross dissection of surgical specimens, selecting appropriate tissue to be submitted for histologic review.
  • Takes gross photographs and catalogue them into computer.
  • Dictates verbal reports regarding the specimens.
  • Collects and catalogs fresh tissue for Tumor Bank and special studies.
  • Selects and submits tissue for special procedures (e.g., cultures, flow cytometry, frozen sections, electron microscopy, and immunofluorescence).
  • Reviews and revises CPT charge codes and obtain A-charges for international patients.
  • Instructs/advises Pathology residents and PA students on pathology techniques and procedures.
  • Participates in organizing the work flow in the grossing area.
  • Participates in continuous improvement activities. Inspect equipment in the gross room and assist in the provision of adequate supplies and general cleanliness of the gross room suite.
  • Prepares quality assurance reports.
  • Assists in the selection and preparation of tissue sections for intraoperative consultations (frozen section), including embedding tissue, cutting tissue on a cryostat, and staining of tissue slides.
  • Utilizes the Faxitron to obtain x-ray images.
  • Participates in the accessioning and labeling of specimens, specimen storage and disposal, and the maintenance of reagents and equipment.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from accredited Pathologist Assistant Program or Bachelor's degree in Biological or Allied Health Sciences.
  • Six months of relevant experience if graduated from an accredited Pathology Assistant Program or with a Bachelor’s degree in Biological or Allied Health Sciences, two years of related experience.
  • Certified as a Pathologist’s Assistant by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP-PA).

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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Job posting number:#7245266 (Ref:19483-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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