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Pathologist Assistant

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Posted: 01/27/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Project Management Job Number: 534701 Is job remote?: Yes Country: United States

Job Description

Target PR Range: 25-45
**salary will be commensurate with experience**

Duties:
The Pathologists’ Assistant II (PA II) works under the Pathologists’ supervision, in the non-diagnostic areas of surgical pathology. Non-diagnostic duties for anatomical pathology consist of, but are not limited to: external examination, evisceration, dissection, tissue selection, and tissue banking. Such non-diagnostic duties for surgical pathology consist of, but are not limited to: prosection, tissue selection, tissue banking and quality assurance. Obtaining pertinent clinical information and history, including scans, x-rays, laboratory data, etc. The PA II provides training of new employees and students, to include offering guidance, assistance, and direction to less experienced personnel. Participates in the evaluation of new instruments. Participates in developing, reviewing, and revising policies and procedures for the department. Actively participates in correspondence, organization, and other related activities for clinical research.
Projects an image of professionalism in communication, appearance and conduct.
Supports the laboratory mission. Participates in the continuous quality improvement process. Maintains a working knowledge of departmental standard operating procedures. This knowledge may include the use of specialized instrumentation, quality control requirements, and preventative maintenance. Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills:
Accommodates and adapts to change as environmental, organizational, Workload, task direction and other conditions change in a constructive and positive manner.
Manages conflict, disagreement and discord among and between staff and work
units, while recognizing and addressing sensitivities and stakeholder needs.
Demonstrates the ability to actively and skillfully conceptualize, apply, analyze,
synthesize and/or evaluate information gathered from, or generated by
observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication.
Identifies, evaluates, interprets and organizes data so that it can be used for
business decisions. Can sort through data to identify patterns and establish
relationships.
Demonstrates full knowledge and understanding of concepts and procedures
needed to be successful in the role, including knowledge of applicable
department, organization and external rules and regulations impacting day to day processes.
For clinical positions, this includes clinical procedures required by
department and unit, as demonstrated by unit -based competency testing.
Position may require local travel between various Organization locations

Education:
Baccalaureate Degree in medical technology or related science preferred.Completion of a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
program for Pathologist Assistant, certification by ASCP preferred.
1-2 years previous experience as a PA required.
Pathologist Assistant certification by ASCP
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