Pathologist Assistant - Pathology (Tues - Sat: 3pm - 11pm)

Job Description

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Department of Pathology (MSH) -  Req Number: 2587672

Job Title: Pathologist Assistant 

Roles & Responsibilities:

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.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Assists in the preparation and performance of human postmortem examination with subsequent dissection, submission of samples and dictation of gross findings.
5. Assures that all specimens are appropriately logged, processed and disposed of in a timely and safe manner.
6. Gathers data and prepares statistical reports such as turnaround time and data analysis.
7. Provides instructions to residents and surgical fellows on appropriate processing of large specimens dissections.
8. Performs other related duties



• Bachelor’s Degree in Science with at least 5 year of experience as Pathologist Assistant or

• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Pathology Assistant program with no experience

1 year surgical grossing and autopsy experience (plus experience requirements) 

Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills
Knowledge of gross pathology and anatomy 
Excellent organizational skills
NY State License as a Pathologist Assistant is required
American Society for Clinical Pathology Certification (ASCP) as a Pathologist’s Assistant preferred
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion 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 healthcare delivery together.
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have 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 hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai 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 comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 

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