Pathologist Job Description

Pathologist Job Description

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Pathologist provides revisions for individual case reports, summary pathology reports or study-related pathology information, and workload metrics as requested by the Pathology Division Chief.

Pathologist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Writes the pathology report for assigned studies, including correlation and interpretation of organ weight, macroscopic, microscopic and clinical pathology data, in a format acceptable to report writing and the study director
Accountable for the interpretation and evaluation of biological data in biological and pharmaceutical research and development, biological control, toxicology, general consultation, and solution of problems in these areas
Serve unique duty positions for the department of pathology, the anatomical pathology service, the clinical pathology service and the medical school faculty
Obtain biological specimens for analysis
Prepare human surgical specimens for gross description and dissection
Assure appropriate specimen accessioning, obtain the clinical history, and photograph all pertinent specimens and microscopic slides
Obtain the patient medical chart and other pertinent data for review with the attending pathologist
Photograph body, organs, and other pertinent specimens
Gather and organize clinical information and data for completion of the autopsy report
Notify physician in charge, funeral home and all other authorities prior to beginning the dissections

Pathologist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Pathologist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, ECVP, ACVP, CME, PIP, MD, M.D, ASCP, AAPA, BLS

Education for Pathologist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the pathologist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology, Speech Pathology, Pathology, Education, Speech, Communication, Medical, Science, Graduate, Department of Education

Skills for Pathologist

Desired skills for pathologist include:

Rehabilitation techniques related to complex neurological injury
PC software
Older adult rehabilitation
Governmental and regulatory guidelines in designated healthcare settings
Clinical pathology
Specialized training
Evaluation and therapy
Experience in toxicologic pathology

Desired experience for pathologist includes:

Release the body to the correct mortuary following proper restoration and indicating any biohazards
Confer with the Pathologists to identify the special techniques and procedures that will be necessary and notify all personnel involved
Assure proper maintenance of equipment, provide adequate supplies, and maintain cleanliness of the surgical pathology suite
Assist in the organization and coordination of anatomic pathology conferences
MD with Board eligibility or Board Certification in Anatomic Pathology
Two years relevant scientific experience including immunohistochemistry, cytology, in situ hybridization and other pathology laboratory or molecular techniques

Pathologist Examples


Pathologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of pathologist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for pathologist
  • Perform speech-language treatment/evaluation sessions with children/adults in Gebbie Clinic
  • Post Graduate Degree, MD or local equivalent
  • Board certification in Anatomic Pathology by American Boards of Pathology
  • Board Certification in Hematopathology
  • Board Certification in Molecular Pathology preferred
  • Board Certification in Hematopathology with competency and experience in signing out Bone Marrows, Flow interpretation and Molecular experience
  • Records the microscopic findings for assigned studies in the on-line computer system utilizing the pathology master list of terms or microscopic lesions established for the given species or organ
  • When assigned as necropsy pathologist, provides consultation to the necropsy group during the examination of individual animals during scheduled or unscheduled necropsies
  • Provides direction and professional consultation for the department during the absence of the Director
  • Maintains professional level of expertise by attending scientific meetings, reading appropriate professional journals, and participating in professional organizations
Qualifications for pathologist
  • Demonstrated record of accomplishments including relevant work history in academic, private practice, or commercial environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with individuals at all levels in the Agilent organization, Pharma partners, FDA, and commercial clients
  • Presentation skills for Advisory Boards and meetings
  • Oneyear of experience in the care of patients in an acute hospital, outpatient, oracute rehab setting is preferred
  • Visual acuity to perceive reactions to treatment and to follow or read instruction
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and Texas State Licensure as a Speech Pathologist from the Texas State Board of Examiners

Pathologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a pathologist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for pathologist
  • Develops areas of special expertise (ex., neuropathology, morphometry, reproductive toxicology)
  • Directs/supervises medical laboratories and conducts clinical and anatomical pathological examinations
  • Completion of a training program in pathology
  • Network internally and externally with other pathologists, clinicians and scientists on project activities
  • Support veterinary medical care, veterinary medical assistance, pathology services, and animal health quality assurance
  • Participates in patient care conferences when appropriate, staff meetings and other meetings as required or requested by supervisor
  • Provide gross and histopathology reports with interpretative summaries”
  • A veterinary degree registrable with Veterinary Boards in Australia
  • Relevant post grad qualifications such as ACVP, ECVP board certification, FANZCVSc or MANZCVSC
  • Post-graduate experience in veterinary anatomic pathology and histopathology
Qualifications for pathologist
  • NJ licensure for Speech laugage Pathology required
  • Certificate of Clinical Computence (CCC) required
  • Modified Barium Swallow experience strongly preferred
  • Pathology/entomology techniques – lab & field
  • ASCP-PA Cert w/in 12 mos
  • A veterinary degree (DVM, BVM&S, BVMS, BVetMed, VetMB or BVSc)

Pathologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of pathologist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for pathologist
  • Perform research based documentation
  • Assist with recruiting of participants in study
  • Responsibility for evaluating, planning and implementing a goal oriented Speech Pathology treatment program that focuses on speech-language disorder, swallowing impairments/dysfunction, and cognitive functioning to achieve an optimal level of independence
  • Provides and documents education to patients/caregivers based upon identified learning needs in an understandable manner
  • Participate in the development and validation of new assays in the AP lab with review and interpretation of results for new assays on a regular basis
  • Ensure that the highest standards of quality and customer service are maintained
  • Performs all duties required to provide speech/language services to the pre-school, the elementary school, and the junior/senior high school
  • Reviews IEP progress with students, parents, and other teachers
  • Monitors students' progress and adjust treatments accordingly
  • Evaluates hearing or speech and language test results, medical, and background information to diagnose and plan treatment for speech, language, fluency, voice, or swallowing disorders
Qualifications for pathologist
  • Masters in Speech Language Pathology required
  • Successful completion of an accredited Master's Degree Program or accredited Bachelor's Degree Program plus sufficient experience in the field
  • Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology is required
  • Must obtain Certification of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology from the American Speech-Hearing Association and
  • The training and qualifications of all personnel trained outside of the US must be reviewed to ensure that it is equivalent to CLIA requirements, with records of the review available on-site
  • Proficiency in computer use, including voice recognition applications, internet and multiple-interfaced systems, Laboratory Information System, Excel, and MS Word or equivalent applications

Pathologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a pathologist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for pathologist
  • Diagnostic consultative evaluation of Surgical Pathology and breast prognostic cases
  • DNA Flow Cytometry evaluation
  • Work under general supervision of a pathologist or lead pathologists' assistant (PA)
  • Be responsible for rendering professional services in the department of pathology
  • Perform and assist in human post-mortem and surgical pathology examinations
  • Provide indirect supervision of the surgical gross room and morgue
  • The Speech-Language Pathologist should demonstrate professional communication and interpersonal skills including direct, honest and compassionate behavior
  • Provide expert scientific guidance and pathology support for basic research and preclinical safety projects in oncology with a primary focus on large molecules and immunopathology
  • Look for new techniques/technology(ies) and external collaborations to optimize scientific support specifically in the area of immunopathology, oncology and inflammation
  • Provide expertise in IHC set up and interpretation
Qualifications for pathologist
  • Strong knowledge of human anatomic pathology with proficiency in diagnostic general surgical pathology and neoplastic histopathology
  • Fellowship training in surgical pathology/cytopathology and or Candidates with molecular pathology fellowship training and prior experience in molecular diagnostics and experience or training in Next Generation Sequencing for cancer testing will be given preference
  • Ability to work independently and flexibility with regards to job assignment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to details , ability to cross reference information , ability to prioritize work, computer skills, working knowledge of standard office equipment
  • Must maintain an active California Medical License
  • Fellowship training in Molecular Genetic pathology fellowship training and prior experience in molecular diagnostics and experience or training in Next Generation Sequencing for cancer testing will be given preference

Pathologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of pathologist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for pathologist
  • Documentation of patient evaluation/treatment in Epic system and outcome input in Noms
  • Monitoring of studies performed at contract laboratories
  • Be aware of and have access to key consultants and scientists in the field
  • Establish and maintain contacts to external opinion leaders to keep up with latest scientific developments
  • HER2 FISH sign out and molecular case preparation with potential of some molecular case sign-out
  • PD-L1 IHC case sign out
  • Assisting the anatomic pathology lab in maintaining best practices
  • Providing assistance in IHC new test validation
  • Preparation, gross description and dissection of human tissue surgical specimens including a) assuring appropriate specimen accessioning
  • Prepares and submits appropriate tissue sections for light microscopy special procedures such as frozen section, electron microscopy and immunoflourescence microscopy
Qualifications for pathologist
  • Experience in immunohistochemistry, cytology, molecular and genetics
  • Knowledge of Photographic equipment
  • A minimum of one (1) year of licensed Speech Pathologist experience is required with adult and pediatric patients in both acute care and outpatient settings
  • Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills to work in matrix setting
  • Seeking a candidate with strong experience in feeding/swallowing, MBS and/or FEES
  • A Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology or its equivalent from an ASHA-accredited university is required, at least 3 months of experience

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