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Pathology Assistant

Company: Cambridge Health Alliance
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

Location:CHA Cambridge HospitalWork Days:Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:30Category:Allied HealthDepartment:PathologyJob Type:Per Diem On CallWork Shift:DayHours/Week:0.00Union:NoUnion Name:Non UnionDEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:The CHA laboratory provides everything from from routine blood and urine tests to special tissue evaluation.
Job Purpose: Performs and reports laboratory testing in a manner to promote the efficient operation of the laboratory and effective patient care. Will work closely with the Pathologists in the Pathology Laboratory at the Cambridge Hospital.
Duties and responsibilities include:
*accurately and efficiently provide gross description of all surgical specimens
*demonstrates competency and proficiency in the use of Dragon Voice recognition
* independently troubleshoots issues with Dragon Voice and can create new templates for dictation with Dragon
*accurately and efficiently dissects tissue and puts tissue into a properly labeled cassette for processing
*accurately and efficiently prints cassettes as needed and completes worksheets for each specimen
*ensures that specimen comments ,which includes IHC, special stains and levels are transcribed onto the specimen worksheets
*prepares touch preps and stains the slides as needed
*performs frozen sections with staining and delivery of frozen sections slides within the acceptable time limits
*provides high quality photographs of gross specimens and microscopic slides.
* provides high quality digital pictures with diagrams as needed for complicated cases and delivers specimens to radiology for new images
*Delivers tissue, hardware or other foreign bodies to doctor's offices or directly to patients as needed
*willingly assists in the printing of proofs of dictation and other patient's information as needed
*loads the specimen on the processor as needed
*assists the Pathologists in the preparation for accreditation inspections
*correctly performs all required daily and monthly instrument procedures according to department specific schedules and protocols
*ensures that the grossing room is kept clean and organized
*ensures that there is appropriate monitoring of all temperature dependent equipment
*ensures there is proper management and labeling of the chemicals and the chemical hazardousQualifications/Requirements: Minimum education: BS required; a Master's degree in Health Science is preferred. Registration by the American Association of Pathologists Assistants is preferred. Must have completed a course of study to be eligible to take the AARP registry examination. Cambridge Health Alliance brings Care to the People - including your neighbors, friends and family. Our local hospitals and care centers serve our vibrant, diverse communities, and play an integral role in improving health. As passionate advocates for the underserved, we actively partner with our communities to take on challenging public health issues, and conduct important research to help reduce barriers to care. We believe that everyone deserves access to high quality, convenient health care. This is why our employees believe in where they work and why many build long, rewarding careers at CHA.
Healthcare is changing rapidly. CHA has a strategic plan that charts a proactive course for our future. It is built on a vision of equity and excellence for everyone, every time. It also recognizes that our workforce is our most valuable asset and prioritizes competitive salaries, benefits and professional development opportunities for employees. The strategic plan is changing the way we provide care and improving the health and experience of our patients; we are looking for smart, committed, compassionate people who want to be part of making our vision of better health and equity a reality.
At CHA, you can believe in where you work and go home every day knowing you made a difference. Join our team and help us bring Care to the People.

Keywords: Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge , Pathology Assistant, Healthcare , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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