Pathology Assistant

Augusta University - Georgia (30+ days ago)3.8


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Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in an accredited Pathologist Assistant training program with a minimum of two years' of experience Departmental Requirements - Knowledge, Abilities, Skills Excellent verbal/written communication, interpersonal, and telephone skills Basic computer skills Basic knowledge of microscopy Experience in a clinical laboratory setting Attention to detail Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously Ability to interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, pathologist, clinicians, residents, staff, and external customers; provide excellent customer service Ability to exercise sound judgment; make responsible decisions; maintain confidentiality

Certifications

Current certification with American Society for Clinical Pathology or certification eligible and obtain certification with six (6) months of date of hire. PA (ASCP)

Responsibilities

This is an advanced professional, technical position in the management and coordination of biorepository acquisition activities and clinical trials support. The duties include, but are not limited to: sample procurement in OR and post-mortem samples and coordination of proper pathology protocol; ensure maximal accrual of surgical specimens obtained in the AUMC and associated operating theatres; support biorepository staff in general pathology techniques; liaison with pathologist and coordinate pathology review of fresh surgical specimens to procure appropriate clinical samples and correlate gross and histological findings; orient and direct personnel in frozen section room in proper acquisition/dispensation of patient samples; provide supervision/training for researchers and external students; provide QC support for sample integrity and histologic correlation for samples throughout the BRAG-Onc consortium; support collection of clinical information and correlation for samples; provide technical support for ancillary biorepository activities including leading-edge imaging technology and annotation and creation of high-yield tissue microarray projects; support and engage with federally funded initiatives in biospecimen sciences; ensure maintenance of compliance with institutional regulations, including human assurance, biosafety, chemical safety and IT security; and other duties/projects as assigned.

Shift/Salary

Shift: Days/M-F Pay Grade: 22 Salary: $64,553/Annual - $80,000/Annual Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position Recruitment Period: 5/18/18 - Until Filled

Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success." Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, Augusta University is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Conditions of Employment

All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.