Mount Sinai Careers
Pathology Assistant - Pathology Histology - Full Time/Days
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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.
Provides instructions to residents and surgical fellows on appropriate processing of large specimens dissections.
Gathers data and prepares statistical reports such as turnaround time and data analysis.
Assures that all specimens are appropriately logged, processed and disposed of in a timely and safe manner.
Assists in the preparation and performance of human postmortem examination with subsequent dissection, submission of samples and dictation of gross findings.
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.
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.
Performs other related duties
- Bachelor’s Degree in Pathology Assistant program required
- Master’s degree in Pathology Assistant program preferred
- American Society for Clinical Pathology Certification (ASCP) as a Pathologist’s Assistant required
- At least 2 years of experience as a Pathologist Assistant required.