A Pathologists Assistant, (PA), is an intensively trained allied health professional who provides anatomic pathology services under the direction and supervision of a pathologist.
It is expected that Pathologists Assistant contributes to the overall efficiency of the laboratory or pathology practice in a cost effective manner.
The Pathologist Assistant works independently when performing professional duties associated with the preparation, performance, and completion of autopsies, and examination and / or preparations of the surgical pathology specimens, with general supervision of the Pathologist.
Prepare for autopsies by obtaining patients' medical records and arranging for radiographic examinations
Assist with or perform autopsies and surgical specimen examinations under pathologists' supervision
Dissect, examine, weigh and photograph organs and specimens, collect tissue specimens for chemical analysis and record findings
Prepare bodies for release to funeral homes following completion of autopsies
Supervision of the grossing activities and the morgue facilities, this includes monitoring and processing of all surgical pathology specimens upon arrival in the lab.
Aid in the selection of tissue for special procedures such as flow cytometry, estrogen and progesterone receptor analysis, and other procedures which need prompt selection of fresh tissues.
Aid in the selection of tissues for research and route them to the appropriate laboratory.
Supervise and / or provide technical support for assigned autopsies.
Supervise the maintenance of the autopsy / morgue facilities, equipment, disposable supplies, develop and implement policies affecting the grossing / autopsy / morgue services, update the Grossing / Autopsy Service Procedural Manuals, and the autopsy / morgue service portions of the Nursing Manual and the Hospital Policy and Procedures Manual, as required.
Prepare quarterly quality assurance reports, monthly workload summary reports, and monthly autopsy service call schedules.
Supervise special techniques of specimen preservation and research and develop new applications.
May perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent required
Certification from an accredited PA program and / or member of the AAPA required.
3-5 years related experience preferred.
Basic knowledge of human anatomy, macro surgical techniques, general laboratory skills.
Understanding of safety and infection control requirements of position. Demonstrated ability to obtain and prepare tissue for evaluation, provide assistance to pathologists, in a timely and quality manner.
Proficiency in preparing and maintaining records, use of electronic communications tools and software.
A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills.
High degree of resourcefulness, flexibility, and adaptability.
Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
French language proficiency an asset.
Windsor Regional Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by WRH throughout the recruitment, selection and / or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.