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Pathologist Assistant II - Autopsy (Casual)

Company: Johns Hopkins Medicine
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Pathologist Assistant II - Autopsy (Casual)

Requisition #: 469064

Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21201

Category: Laboratory/Pathology

Work Shift: Day Shift

Work Week: Casual (less than 20)

Weekend Work Required: Yes

Date Posted: Jan. 13, 2022

Pathologist Assistant II

Join an amazing global healthcare organization!

Excellent compensation package!

Awesome benefits, including dependent tuition reimbursement!

Requisition #: 469064


Johns Hopkins Hospital

401 N. Broadway

Baltimore, MD 21231


Casual, on-call

Day Shift, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Exempt; Pay Grade: CQ

Weekend Work Required

Position Summary:

This position is autopsy department focused, but will work in the gross room on an as needed basis.

A pathologist assistant is qualified by academic and practical training to provide the following services under the general direction and supervision of a pathologist: performs gross examination and dissection of all surgical pathology specimens, including complex surgical resections, description and tissue sectioning for histological preparation. Obtains specimens from the operating rooms and performs appropriate examination including frozen sectioning and reported gross. Specimen photography and radiography as needed. Collects and distributes tissue to tumor bank and investigators. Assists in training house staff and students in departmental procedures including specimen grossing and processing; photography, radiography, use of cryostats and staining setups, tissue banking and daily operation/flow of the grossing rooms.


Graduation from a NAACLS accredited post baccalaureate Pathologists' Assistant Training Program and ASCP BOR certified (or ASCP BOR exam eligible) or completion of a Bachelor's degree with a major or minor, or equivalent in any of the biological or allied health sciences and ASCP BOR certified (with Pathologist Assistant/Grossing experience). Education must qualify individual for high complexity testing per regulatory guidelines.


Must be certified PA (ASCP or department approved certifying agency) within 6 months of hire. Certification or certification eligible upon hire. Employee must maintain certification at all times

Required Work Experience:

Prior experience preferred. Clinical training and rotation required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* Work requires, in addition to above mentioned course work or experience, knowledge of Surgical Pathology grossing room routines, procedures, protocols and equipment

* Analytical skills necessary to properly examine surgical specimens. Mechanical skills necessary to maintain functionality of equipment. Excellent interpersonal skills required for communicating with clinicians, pathologists, and laboratory staff; assisting in training others in departmental procedures.

* Attention to detail is critical, with direct impact on patient care.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.

We are committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for our patients, visitors and staff members. The Johns Hopkins Hospital has a tobacco-free at work policy. Employees must refrain from using any tobacco products during their work shifts - including while at lunch or on breaks, and whether they are on or off campus.

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