Northwell Health Pathology Assistant in New Hyde Park, New York

Req Number 000YL3

Job Category Laboratory

Job Description

In the role of Pathology Assistant, you will assist Pathologists with specimens from small biopsies and tissues resections from large specimens. You may assist in instructing residents/fellows on procedural and technical skills related to surgical pathology.

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Prepares surgical pathology specimens. Ensures appropriate specimen accessioning, pertinent clinical information and studies. Dissects surgical specimens while describing the gross anatomic features and ensuring proper submission for histologic processing. Obtains and submits specimens for additional ancillary procedures (immunostaining, flow cytometry). Dissects and processes frozen section specimens for evaluation by an Attending Pathologist. Assists Pathologists with eviscerations and obtaining appropriate sections for microscopic examination. Photographs all pertinent gross specimens and microscopic slides.

  • Serves as liaison between the laboratory and staff physicians, lab sections and department heads. Collaborates with hospital physicians, lab sections and department heads on pertinent matters in order to maintain quality service.

  • Assists in the conduct of quality assurance within Pathology. Monitors safety compliance. Monitors quality/assurance activities and records.

  • May assist in the training of surgical pathology and autopsy techniques and procedures to residents and fellows. Assists in training of surgical pathology specimens inclusive of gross dissection, reporting, and submission for histologic processing to pathology residents and fellows. Assists in training pathology residents and fellows with frozen section procedures and special procedures. Assists in training pathology residents and fellows with accurate block selection and appropriate sampling of lesions and pertinent normal/negative findings. Assists in training pathology residents and fellows with selecting appropriate ancillary testing and special autopsy procedures. Assists in training pathology residents and fellows with correlation between preliminary and final autopsy diagnosis. Educates Residents/Fellows utilizing departmental case presentations and conferences.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Anatomical Pathology or related field, required.

  • Certification through the American Association of Pathologist Assistants (AAPA), required.

  • Previous related experience including surgical pathology, autopsy dissection, histology procedures/techniques, gross dissection of surgical specimens, frozen sections and post-mortem examinations, preferred.

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work independently.