Pathologist Assistant
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
3d ago

Job Description

The Pathologist Assistant performs gross description and dissection of routine and complex surgical specimens and refer to Pathologists as required.

Major Functions and Responsibilities

  • Gross description and dissection of complex surgical specimens as well as routine specimens.
  • Participate in Pathologists continuing education Rounds.
  • Perform recut wet on request
  • Oversee the receipt and documentation of specimens and assist Laboratory staff with troubleshooting and problem solving collection, receipt and gross dissection problems.
  • Alert Pathologists to unique, interesting or concerning cases with potential to compromise accurate and timely diagnosis
  • Consult with Pathologists and Grossing Director as required
  • Selection of blocks for hormone receptors, tumor markers, clinical trials, etc.
  • In conjunction with the Anatomical pathology management team, participate in annual competency assessment of histotechnician
  • Required Skills

  • Collaborative approach to working with a team of professional and technical colleagues
  • Significant experience and knowledge of Human Anatomy, Advanced Medical terminology, Mechanisms of Disease, Clinical and General Pathology, Pathology, Histology, Embryology, Histotechnology, Immunohistochemistry and Laboratory Safety.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to use a microscope
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • Required Experience

  • 5 years grossing experience with a particular emphasis on malignancies
  • Working knowledge of CAP, CPSA, organizational policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Minimum Qualifications

  • Master of Health Science or related degree
  • Member of CAP (Canadian Association of Pathologists)
  • CCCPA certification
  • Other Information

  • As workload demands and operational requirements shift, the location, dates and / or hours of work may be changed
  • The current shift indicated is subject to change due to operational requirements
  • All persons newly hired to Dyna LIFE must show their confirmation of SIN letter / SIN card and government issued photo ID to Human Resources prior to commencing work.
  • All persons hired to Dyna LIFE must be authorized to work in Canada for any employer.
  • Individuals hired into all positions must provide verification of their highest level of education.
  • A security clearance will be required for employees newly hired to Dyna LIFE .
  • A security clearance with vulnerable sector completed may be required for employees newly hired to Dyna LIFE
  • Job Location Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Company Location Base Lab (1)

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