Pathology Assistant - PT / PRN
Company: CBM Pathology
Posted on: October 17, 2020
CBM PATHOLOGY 18207 Flower Hill Way. Gaithersburg, MD 20879
PATHOLOGY ASSISTANT Job Summary: Assists in the performance of
surgical pathology services. Examine, gross and dictate findings
for surgical specimens including uteri, other gyn, thyroid, skin,
bone specimens. Prepare specimens for microscopic study. Part-time
Saturday/Sunday, 4-6 hours/week and occasional PRN vacation
coverage during the week, flexible hours. Essential Key
Responsibilities: Performs effective laboratory operations by
adhering to standards of specimen preparation, grossing, dictating
and sampling for each specimen, and maintaining at all times
laboratory safety. Documents specimens by verifying patient and
specimen identification. Assists Pathologists by performing
independently the preparation, grossing, dictation and dissection
of surgical specimens, with assistance as needed: 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 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.
Education/Licensure/Certification: Bachelors Degree in the field of
Laboratory Science or equivalent under the 1988 Clinical Laboratory
Improvement Amendments (CLIA) guidelines of high complexity
testing. State licensure, if applicable. Board of Certification
(BOC) by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).
Experience: Completion of a Pathologists Assistant program
accredited by the American Society for Clinical Pathology.
Requirements: Successful completion of an Online Medical
Terminology Program upon commencement of employment. Successful
completion of a visual color discrimination test. Successful
completion of annual continuing education units per state licensure
and/or ASCP guidelines. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Knowledge of
human anatomy to be able to gross (precise verbal/dictated
description, sectioning and sampling) of complex surgical specimens
such as (but not limited to): uterus, ovary, thyroid, femoral head,
gallbladder, skin, soft tissue mass. Knowledge of CLIA regulations
regarding proficiency testing, quality assurance and quality
control. Knowledge of laboratory policies and procedures,
equipment, and testing to monitor control checks. Knowledge of
medical terminology. Knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and
punctuation. Skill in using computer programs and applications.
Skill in performing a full range of laboratory tests and operating
a variety of laboratory instrumentation and equipment. Ability to
listen, read, understand, and follow oral, and written instruction.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely. Ability to establish
and maintain positive relationships with employees, physicians,
vendors, clients, and external agencies.
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