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Pathologists' Assistant - Jefferson Hospital

Allegheny Health Network

  • Company AHN
  • Jefferson Hills, PA - Jefferson Hospital
  • Laboratory
  • Full time
  • Day (United States of America)

Company :

Allegheny Health Network

Job Description : 


Under the supervision of a pathologist coordinates the receiving, processing and gross description of all patient tissue specimens sent to the laboratory for diagnostic evaluation and postmortem examinations.


  • Performs detailed gross anatomic description and sectioning of patient tissue sent to the lab for evaluation. May perform detailed gross dissection, description and sectioning of autopsy. (40%)
  • Organizes gross room workflow for efficiency and productivity. (20%)
  • Assures proper maintenance of equipment, provision of adequate supplies, and cleanliness of surgical pathology area. (20%)
  • Functionalizes the details of research protocols and clinical trials by analyzing the type of tissue needed and ensuring  the integrity of the tissue (10%)
  • May instruct, assign and/or assists pathology residents, students and new employees in protocol for handling and describing specimens. (10%)
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.



  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Pathologists' Assistant (American Society of Clinical Pathologists) certification or eligible. Certification must be obtained within 1 year of employment. (Incumbents in role prior to January 2009 exempt from certification requirement).
  • Pathologists’ Assistant experience or training and/or histotechnology laboratory experience.

Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

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As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times.  In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. 

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