Pathologist Assistant Job Description

Pathologist Assistant Job Description

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Pathologist assistant provides therapeutic techniques for the rehabilitation of patients with speech, language, hearing, oral motor, swallowing, and cognitive disorders.

Pathologist Assistant Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Represent the Speech and Language Pathologist during IEP meetings and other team meetings as requested and allowed by the supervising Speech and Language Pathologist
Work independently, following plans provided by Speech and Language to provide speech and language interventions for designated students, including oral, written manual, and augmentative communication
Assist the Speech and Language Pathologist in providing services for students with disabilities, including scheduling, screening, observations, instruction and data collection in classrooms or individual and small group settings
Consult and collaborate with the Speech-Language Pathologist, other building personnel, and SPED team personnel regarding services to students
Maintain accurate and timely documentation of services and student progress with regard to established intervention plans and reports information to the supervising Speech and Language Pathologist
Perform clerical and technical duties for the Speech and Language Pathologist such as preparation of materials, maintenance of equipment, and IEP compliance paperwork
Provide assistance to the pathologist during autopsies
Assist with dissection of surgical pathology specimens
Register all surgical specimens in the SoftPath
Dictate the macroscopic description of all specimens

Pathologist Assistant Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Pathologist Assistant

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ASCP, PA, CPR, AAPA, NAACLS, BLS

Education for Pathologist Assistant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Pathologist Assistant

Desired skills for pathologist assistant include:

Clinical laboratory processes and workflow
Working experience with laboratory information systems
Habilitation and rehabilitation of speech
Hearing disorders
Dissection technique
Gross and surgical anatomy
Histologic processing methods and nomenclature
Complex neurological injuries and rehabilitation techniques generally
Gross and microscopic anatomy

Desired experience for pathologist assistant includes:

Perform other related work and assist the pathologist in research activity
Photograph interesting cases as per pathologist instructions
Maintain the disposition of medical wastes following strict medical waste regulations
Prepare frozen selections slides
Coordinate and develop immunohistochemistry procedures
Implement and maintain anatomic pathology computer system

Pathologist Assistant Examples


Pathologist Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a pathologist assistant. 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 assistant
  • Arrange and coordinate the patient’s chart and other pertinent data (x-rays, scans, ) for review with the pathologist
  • Provide comprehensive assistance regarding the gross description and dissection of surgical tissue, and thrive under the guidance and supervision of outstanding Pathologists
  • Work at one of our facilities in New York City
  • Show flexibility regarding work shift – current availabilities have varying days and hours
  • Provide independent technical leadership, consulting with the Manager or Supervisor on unusual and complex cases, such as oncology cases where the tumor has spread into other organs, cancers that extend into surrounding structures, autopsies on complicated cases, and initial intraoperative examination and tissue banking for uncommon specimens of interest to research such as wide section melanomas and thoracic biopsies
  • Under the general supervision of the Administrative Director of the Laboratory provide support to the Anatomic Pathology Department by assisting the Pathologists in all the functions of Surgical Pathology
  • Perform and assist with a high degree of accuracy in the gross examination of tissue, including but limited to surgical and post-mortem specimens
  • Perform some or all of the duties in laboratory sections
  • Prepare tissue for testing, dispatches specimens to department or referral laboratories, and receives/processes/disseminates requests/specimens/reports/test results as indicated
  • Receive/give testing information
Qualifications for pathologist assistant
  • Minimum 2 years exerience ias a pathologist assistant in a complex medical center, with extensive experience handling large and complex surgical pathology specimens and performing post-mortem examinations
  • Perform various ancillary functions such as photography, specimen radiology, and frozen sections, training and supervisory functions as assigned
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree and completion of a NAACLS accredited Pathologist’s Assistant program
  • Maintains professional license, registration, and/or certification as required by the state in which the assistant practices
  • Maintains current CPR
  • Graduate of approved NAACLS accredited Pathologists’ Assistant Training program or B.S

Pathologist Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a pathologist assistant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for pathologist assistant
  • Participates in and assists in several functions of Histology and Cytology
  • Assists in calling microfiche, daily comprehensive master log, Free Text and Delete logs, Billing Report
  • Assist in the preparation and performance of routine surgical specimen dissection
  • Select and prepare tissues for intraoperative frozen sections and / or touch imprints for cytological interpretation
  • Evisceration and dissection of autopsy specimens
  • Collaborate with Tissue Core personnel to procure research, time dependent tissue specimens
  • Prepare gross photographs and tissues for monthly conferences
  • Assist with resident orientation to Surgical Pathology
  • Supervising daily work and routine activities in the potato testing laboratory
  • Supervising summer testing and winter testing
Qualifications for pathologist assistant
  • Bachelor's degree in biologicl sciences, allied health sciences or related field required
  • 3-5 years experience working as a pathologist assistant in a complex medical center, with extensive experience handling large and complex surgical pathology specimens and performing post-mortem examinations, as typically attained with two or more years experience is required
  • Must be eligible for AAPA Fellowship Examination and successfully complete that exam within 1 year of employment
  • Assist the SLP during assessment of students exclusive of administration and/or interpretation
  • Follow documented treatment plans or protocols developed by the supervising SLP
  • Document student performance (e.g., tallying data for the SLP to use

Pathologist Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of pathologist assistant. 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 assistant
  • Preparation of the annual seed potato directory
  • Assisting with tissue culture programs
  • Maintaining professional relationships and communications with growers
  • Maintaining confidentiality of all grower and program information
  • Hiring of seasonal crews
  • Preparation of ELISA testing plates and solutions
  • Inventorying and ordering chemicals and equipment
  • Must maintain confidentiality of patient and specimen information
  • Abstract data relevant to specific studies under evaluation by the pathologist
  • Contact physicians and patients in accordance with study requirements, to obtain and/or clarify relevant data
Qualifications for pathologist assistant
  • Masters degree in Pathologist Asst
  • Demonstrate or share information with patients, families, and staff regarding strategies developed and directed by the SLP
  • Assist with clerical duties, such as preparing materials and scheduling activities, as directed by the SLP
  • Assist with departmental operations (scheduling, recordkeeping, safety/maintenance of supplies and equipment)
  • Thrives in a fast pace, variable setting
  • Open and responsive to feedback

Pathologist Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of pathologist assistant. 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 assistant
  • Research and compile data from pathology computer system and various libraries for presentation at conferences, staff meetings, workshops and lectures
  • Assist Fellows with assigned research projects
  • Establish and maintain database of abstracts, reference card file of correspondence
  • Prepare correspondence, charts or other narrative and statistical materials using the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Produce correspondence and book chapters that are well-formatted, accurate and within time frame established by author
  • Proofread all documents prior to submission and assure correct grammar, spelling and usage
  • Uses appropriate reference manuals to verify accuracy (medical dictionary)
  • Provide administrative support as needed for pathologists
  • Continually provides and participates in on-the-job training conferences, seminars and continuing education to ensure competence and awareness of most recent technology and advances in the field
  • Ensure that tests are prepared properly at all stages from specimen collection through results reporting, and performs additional special handling of the specimens if necessary or requested
Qualifications for pathologist assistant
  • Bachelor's of Science in Biology or related field
  • Experience working with school-age children
  • Masters degree in a health science field with background in biology and a minimum of one year experience in pathology
  • Must fulfill all CAP requirements for grossing tissue specimens Certified by the American Society for
  • Demonstrates effective communication, interpersonal skills, organizational ability, knowledge of proper body mechanics, safety measures and infection control, ability to follow instructions, knowledge of section specific test information and instrumentation may be required
  • Accessioning experience is strongly preferred

Pathologist Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of pathologist assistant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for pathologist assistant
  • Process specimens from Surgical Procedures and the Operating Room
  • Create surgical reports to be utilized by Pathologist and Physicians, for patient care/treatment
  • Provide support to the Pathologist by processing tissue and maintain tissue samples
  • Under the supervision and control of our physician pathologists, you will assist in the examination and dissection of various surgical specimens from simple to highly complex, including submission of tissue for histological analysis
  • Perform duties according to the policies and procedures of the Pathology Department and Hospital including compliance and confidentiality
  • Provide assistance to Pathologists under supervision in the performance of various duties and responsibilities in the Laboratory
  • Maintain established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, patient/customer safety, environmental, and infection control standards
  • Perform surgical pathology under supervision of the pathologists (i.e., gross dissection of specimens, assists pathologists during interoperative consultations)
  • Assist the Laboratory Director and manager in the administration of anatomic pathology
  • Supervise the morgue, ensuring compliance with all CAP and state criteria for inspection, ensuring adequate supplies and maintenance of equipment
Qualifications for pathologist assistant
  • PA(ASCP) must be obtained within 6 months of start date
  • Previous accessioning experience is highly preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in biological, chemical science, medical technology and/or graduation from an approved Pathologist's Assistant program
  • Registry eligible individuals must pass certifying exam within 18 months of employment
  • At least one year of acceptable experience in hospital clinical laboratory preferred
  • Completion of an accredited Pathologists' Assistant program

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