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Pathology Assistant - PT / PRN

Company: CBM Pathology
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

CBM PATHOLOGY 18207 Flower Hill Way. Gaithersburg, MD 20879
PATHOLOGY ASSISTANT
Job Summary:
Assists in the performance of surgical pathology services. Examine, gross and dictate findings for surgical specimens including uteri, other gyn, thyroid, skin, bone specimens. Prepare specimens for microscopic study. Part-time Saturday/Sunday, 4-6 hours/week and occasional PRN vacation coverage during the week, flexible hours.

Essential Key Responsibilities:
Performs effective laboratory operations by adhering to standards of specimen preparation, grossing, dictating and sampling for each specimen, and maintaining at all times laboratory safety.
Documents specimens by verifying patient and specimen identification.
Assists Pathologists by performing independently the preparation, grossing, dictation and dissection of surgical specimens, with assistance as needed:
Examines and prepares surgical pathology specimens.

Selects and identifies tissue for microscopic study.

Triages specimens received from surgery, dictates gross findings on selected specimen using appropriate terminology, and refers tissue sections for microscopic review by Pathologist.
Maintains records of surgical pathology specimen dissections and dictation and assists in the compilation of reports for surgical pathology.
Labels and stores gross tissue specimen.
Photographs specimen samples as appropriate for use in instruction and documentation.
Maintains strictest confidentiality.
Complies with all State, Federal, professional regulations as well as company and departmental rules, polices, and procedural manuals.
Adherence to CAP, CLIA, State Regulations, HIPAA, Safety and OSHA Regulations.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Education/Licensure/Certification:
Bachelors Degree in the field of Laboratory Science or equivalent under the 1988 Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) guidelines of high complexity testing.
State licensure, if applicable.
Board of Certification (BOC) by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).
Experience:
Completion of a Pathologists Assistant program accredited by the American Society for Clinical Pathology.
Requirements:
Successful completion of an Online Medical Terminology Program upon commencement of employment.
Successful completion of a visual color discrimination test.
Successful completion of annual continuing education units per state licensure and/or ASCP guidelines.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Knowledge of human anatomy to be able to gross (precise verbal/dictated description, sectioning and sampling) of complex surgical specimens such as (but not limited to): uterus, ovary, thyroid, femoral head, gallbladder, skin, soft tissue mass.
Knowledge of CLIA regulations regarding proficiency testing, quality assurance and quality control.
Knowledge of laboratory policies and procedures, equipment, and testing to monitor control checks.
Knowledge of medical terminology.
Knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Skill in using computer programs and applications.
Skill in performing a full range of laboratory tests and operating a variety of laboratory instrumentation and equipment.
Ability to listen, read, understand, and follow oral, and written instruction.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with employees, physicians, vendors, clients, and external agencies.

Keywords: CBM Pathology, Baltimore , Pathology Assistant - PT / PRN, Healthcare , Baltimore, Maryland

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