PATHOLOGIST'S ASSISTANT - NORTHWEST HOSPITAL

University of Washington - Seattle, WA4.1

Full-timeEstimated: $62,000 - $80,000 a year
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The mission of University of Washington MEDICINE is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other health professionals. UW MEDICINE owns or operates the following: Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center (UWMC), a network of UW MEDICINE Neighborhood Clinics that provide primary care, UW Physicians, UW School of MEDICINE, Airlift Northwest, and other owned, operated, or affiliated entities as appropriate. In addition, UW MEDICINE shares in the ownership and governance of Children’s University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance a partnership among UW MEDICINE, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, Northwest Hospital and Seattle Children’s.

UWM has an exciting opportunity for a PATHOLOGIST'S ASSISTANT located at Northwest Hospital

The purpose of the Pathologist's Assistant position is to ensure our patients receive a correct Anatomic Pathology diagnosis and the best care possible, by performing gross examination of surgical and biopsy specimens to include dictation, dissection, selection, and submission of tissue sections, ensuring appropriate specimen accessioning and labeling, photography, research collections, intraoperative support, FNA support, troubleshooting, and resolution of technical issues.

Supervise, oversee, and train Pathology residents, fellows, and visiting medical students along with Pathology technicians in the Gross Room and Frozen section area to ensure accuracy, competency, and regulatory compliance.:

Assist in quality management projects and help maintain compliance with all regulatory requirements applicable to anatomic pathology gross and frozen room operations, to include equipment inventory/maintenance and supply ordering. Providing multiple levels of support including education and instruction of trainees directly impacting the quality of students from the school of medicine in regards to Pathology.

Attend applicable meetings and participate in educational programs:

Assist in quality management projects and help maintain compliance with all regulatory requirements applicable to anatomic pathology gross and frozen room operations, to include equipment inventory/ maintenance, and supply ordering.

Performance of gross examination of surgical and biopsy specimens to include dictation, dissection, selection, and submission of tissue sections, assuring appropriate specimen accessioning and labeling, photography, research collections, intraoperative support, FNA support, troubleshooting, and resolution of technical issues.

Supervise, oversee, and train residents, fellows, medical students, and technicians in the Gross Room and Frozen section area to ensure accuracy, competency, and regulatory compliance. Includes scheduling and timecard approvals.

REQUIREMENTS:
Master’s Degree in Pathologists’ Assistant. equivalent experience substitute for degree requirement

2 to 3 Years Experience

Current ASCP certified Pathologists' Assistant with a Bachelor’s degree

Desired – Current ASCP certified Pathologists' Assistant, with a Master's degree from a NACCLS accredited Pathologists' Assistant training program, and 2+ years of experience as a Pathologists' Assistant in an academic hospital.

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