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Pathology Assistant - Full Time

Company: Cambridge Health Alliance
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

Location: -CHA Cambridge Hospital -Work Days: -M-F 10:00 am - 18:30 pm - -Category: -Allied Health - -Department: -Pathology - -Job Type: Full time - -Work Shift: Day -Hours/Week: 40.00 -Union: No -Union Name: Non Union
The CHA laboratory provides everything from routine blood and urine tests to special tissue evaluation. Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Lab Director and Associate Pathologist will assist in the preparation of human surgical specimens and perform other assigned duties in order to ensure optimal patient care and the safety and efficiency of the Pathology Department. -
Responsibilities: Specimen Processing and Gross Description of Surgical Specimens: --- Accurately and efficiently provides gross descriptions of all surgical specimens --- Is competent and adept in the use of Dragon Voice recognition --- Independently troubleshoots issues with Dragon Voice. --- Creates new templates for dictation for Dragon Voice. --- Accurately and efficiently dissects tissue and puts the tissue into a properly labeled cassette for processing --- Accurately and efficiently prints cassettes as needed --- Accurately and efficiently completes worksheets for each specimen. --- Ensures specimen comments, which include IHC, special stains, and levels are transcribed correctly onto the specimen worksheets. --- Accurately and efficiently performs frozen sections with staining and delivery of frozen section slides within the acceptable time limits -
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: -Education: Minimum of a Baccalaureate degree. Degree in biomedical or health sciences preferred. Completion of NAACLS accredited Pathologist's Assistant program required; Masters degree in Health Science preferred. Certification: Current Pathologist's Assistant certification through the American Society for Clinical Pathology is required and must be maintained in good status throughout employment.. -Experience: New certified graduates acceptable but 3 or more years experience in a clinical pathology setting preferred. Must have dictation experience; experience with Voice recognition preferred Must have some experience with pathology computer systems -Minimum Job Qualifications: Knowledge of human anatomy and medical terminology. Knowledge of Universal precautions, chemical safety guidelines, and basic laboratory safety Knowledge of gross pathology Must be fluent in the English language Effective interpersonal and communication skills - -
In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct, that in the judgment of CHA, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile work environment.
- 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 - Full Time, Healthcare , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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