The Pathologist's Assistant performs gross dissection of surgical specimens, selecting appropriate tissue to be submitted for histologic review and dictating verbal reports regarding the specimens. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to work independently with little or no supervision. Have experience with computer systems.
Performs gross dissection of large and small surgical specimens, using standard dissection protocols, identifying, and submitting pathologic tissues for histological review.
Dictates accurate and precise gross descriptions in a clear, complete, sufficient manner.
Meets acceptable turnaround time and productivity standards for the section.
Photographs specimens for documentation and maintains digital photography database.
Knowledge and operation of the Digital Pathology scanners.
Completes overflow cases from other peripheral hospitals as needed. Available to provide coverage at other Baylor College of Medicine entities as needed.
Instructs and advises residents, grossing technicians, and pathologist assistants on pathology techniques and procedures.
Reviews all grossing reports daily.
Prepares quality assurance cancer protocol.
Prepares Grossing schedule and conducts performance evaluations.
Provides on call coverage during evenings and/or weekends as necessary.
Ensures compliance with CAP and CLIA regulations and adherence to safety procedures.
•Remains current with written protocols and procedure manuals, and capable of developing and writing new protocols and procedures.
Utilizes all available work time by assisting others and performing additional task as appropriate.
- Graduation from accredited Pathologist Assistant Program or Bachelor's degree in Biological or Allied Health Sciences.
- Six months of relevant experience if graduated from an accredited Pathology Assistant Program or with a Bachelor’s degree in Biological or Allied Health Sciences, two years of related experience.
- Certified as a Pathologist’s Assistant by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP-PA).
Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.
Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.