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Pathologists' Assistant

Georgetown University Hospital

Washington, DC
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Pathologists' Assistant at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

Pathologists' Assistant

Surgical Pathology

Regular Full-Time





Position Summary: The incumbent in this position is responsible for gross description and dissection of human tissue surgical specimens.  Serves as a resource to technical staff, residents and other staff as needed.  Maintains records of quality assurance and quality control in all aspects in Surgical Pathology. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures and standards.

Required Education and Training: Bachelor of Science degree and successful completion of a NAACLS accredited pathologists' assistant program. Must meet CLIA/DHR requirements. Certification by American Association of Pathologists' Assistants (AAPA) or AAPA eligible (sit for exam within 1 year of hire).

Required Experience: One year experience in an acute care facility.  Basic knowledge of human anatomy, macrosurgical techniques, general laboratory skills.  Understanding of safety and infection control requirements of position. Demonstrated ability to obtain and prepare tissue for evaluation, provide assistance to pathologists, in a timely and quality manner. Proficiency in preparing and maintaining records, use of electronic communications tools and software.  High degree of technical competence and knowledge of all histological techniques.  Strong interpersonal skills for interacting with peers, patients, physicians and other customers of the medical center. 



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