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Pathologist Asst

Company: Beaumont Health
Location: Royal Oak
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

As the largest not-for-profit health care system serving Michigan, we offer a world of opportunity within our expansive system. We have more nationally ranked hospitals than any other health system in the state, including six that are Magnet --recognized. In total, Beaumont has eight hospitals and 155 outpatient sites that provide diverse practice settings located in communities throughout southeastern Michigan and the greater Detroit metropolitan area. GENERAL SUMMARY:Under general supervision of the Medical Director or designee, assists in gross dissection and description of surgical specimens and provides other support duties related to Anatomic Pathology.ESSENTIAL DUTIES:1. Assists in the preparation and performance of human surgical tissue examinations. Completes dissection and gross description of selected surgical cases daily, including inking and tumor staging. Selects and submits appropriate sections for routine microscopic examination. Selects and submits appropriate sections for frozen section, routine or special fixatives including imprints for light, electron or fluorescence microscopy.2. Prepares photographic record of lesions or specimens for documentation, conferences and/or publications as directed by the pathologist.3. Establishes and updates surgical pathology grossing manual as required by CAP and other regulatory agencies.4. Depending on campus location may:---Assist in the preparation and performance of human post-mortem examinations. Initiates and verifies that appropriate authorization is obtained for post-mortem examinations. Collects the following specimens 100% of the time:o Routine sections of major organs and tissues for retentiono Appropriate tissue sampling for microscopic evaluationo Appropriate samples for toxicology, microbiology and/or cytogenetic studies as needed.---Performs autopsy including external exam, in-situ organ inspection, evisceration and dissection. Dictates records and discusses cases with assigned pathologist. Assures patient is properly prepared for release to funeral director including appropriate documents and notices.---Assists pathologist in performing frozen section examinations.---Successfully operates Voice Recognition System used for dictation of gross description surgical specimens.5. Participates in the following:---Participates in Q.I./process improvements, data collection, QC documentation, and/or CAP surveys as applicable to the assigned department.---Planning and organization by working as a team, working efficiently to complete the workload, prioritizes, and is capable of task switching when necessary.---Meets the requirements of performing successfully new procedures, operating new equipment. Complies with criteria for training and competency. Completes mandatory online education, including department-specific modules as assigned. Attends department meetings, continuing education in-services, seminars, teleconferences and/or other required meetings to maintain, update or broaden knowledge on current practices or healthcare related topics.---Cost effectiveness: Efficient use of time in completing tasks accurately and timely. Adheres to hospital policy on punctuality and attendance, and observes lunch and break times set for the shift/department. Mindful of appropriate use of laboratory funds through purchase requests and the observance of wasteful use of supplies.---Teach and assist lab assistants, fellows, residents, and other personnel as assigned.6. Participates in:---Patient and Family-Centered Care culture---Q.I./process improvements, data collection, QC documentation, and/or CAP surveys as applicable to the assigned department.---Staff activities of a High Reliability Organization (HRO)---Assists in training new hires as applicable/assigned---Staff meetings and committee meetings as assigned7. Cost effectiveness: Efficient use of time in completing tasks accurately and timely. Mindful of appropriate use of laboratory funds through purchase requests and the observance of wasteful use of suppliesThis document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.STANDARD QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.A. Education / Training:---Bachelors of Science Degree of Clinical Laboratory Science, Biology, or related science discipline.---Requires a level of knowledge acquired through completion of a NAACLS accredited program.B. Work Experience:C. Certification, Licensure, Registration:---ASCP Certification - Pathologist Assistant (PA). at the time of employement, or certification eligible upon hiring - must pass exam within 1 year.D. Other Qualifications:---Constantly performing tasks, which require eye-hand coordination such as grossing of specimens, and constantly performing tasks which require arm-hand steadiness such as cutting tissues. Position requires incumbent to constantly be able to concentrate on fine details with constant amount of interruptions. Some independent decision making regarding how to process specimens must be performed.WORKING CONDITIONS:A. Physical Effort:---Lengthy time sitting or standing.B. Work Environment:---Works in a laboratory with potential hazardous chemicals and reagents and infectious materials.---Potential risk of an exposure to hazardous medications or waste materials of hazardous medications.Beaumont offers a comprehensive benefits package to meet your financial, health and life-work balance goals.NEW On-demand pay program - powered by PayactivGenerous paid time off, holidays and flexible schedulingOur employees receive special discounts on a wide range of products and servicesExceptional health, dental, vision and prescription drug insurance plansThis is where extraordinary begins. Find out where it can take you and your career. Apply Now!* Beaumont Health grants equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected category.

Keywords: Beaumont Health, Royal Oak , Pathologist Asst, Healthcare , Royal Oak, Michigan

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