Pathologist Assistant, Pathology, Molecular & Cell Based Medicine

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.


The Pathologist Assistant assists the pathologist in the receipt, preparation and examination of surgical tissue specimens and autopsies. Assures that all specimens are appropriately logged, processed and disposed of in a timely and safe manner.


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the preparation and performance of human surgical specimen dissection and gross description. Assures appropriate specimen accessioning, obtains clinical history, lab data, x-rays and scans when needed
  • Coordinates and/or performs small and large gross descriptions and dissections of surgical and autopsy specimens. Instructs and monitors performance of clinical staff who grossly describes and dissects surgical biopsies and small grosses
  • Coordinates frozen section activities with late dissections; assists in the Frozen Section Laboratory. Freezes, cuts, stains and prepares slides as needed. Prepares tissues for microscopic examination
  • Assists in the preparation and performance of human postmortem examination with subsequent dissection, submission of samples and dictation of gross findings
  • Assures that all specimens are appropriately logged, processed and disposed of in a timely and safe manner
  • Gathers data and prepares statistical reports such as turnaround time and data analysis
  • Provides instructions to residents and surgical fellows on appropriate processing of large specimens dissections
  • Performs other related duties
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Science with at least 5 year of experience as Pathologist Assistant or Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Pathology Assistant program with no experience
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology Certification (ASCP) as a Pathologist’s Assistant preferred

Strength Through Diversity


The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.


We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care. 


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Who We Are


Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.


Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 


EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans


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