Assisting in the preparation and performance of surgical specimen dissection by ensuring appropriate specimen accessioning; obtaining pertinent clinical information and studies; describing gross anatomic features; dissecting surgical specimens; preparing and submitting tissue for histologic processing; obtaining and submitting specimens for additional analytic procedures (Flow Cytometry, IF, EM etc.) procure tissue for banking and assisting in photographing gross specimens.
Assisting in the performance of post-mortem examination by ascertaining proper legal authorization; obtaining the pertinent clinical data and studies; notifying involved personnel of all special procedures and techniques required; coordinating special requests for specimens; notifying involved clinicians and appropriate authorities; assisting in the post-mortem examination; obtaining and submitting tissue for additional analytic procedures and assisting in photographing gross specimens. Assist and organize teaching materials.
Responsible for assisting Pathology residents and training Pathology Support Staff in the proper techniques of post-mortem examinations in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Responsible for maintaining the autopsy suite, acquiring necessary supplies, and cleaning and disinfection of autopsy equipment as necessary.
Will apply and enforce policies and procedures in accordance with all internal and external regulatory requirements.
Will be expected to be available by pager for telephonic consultation during laboratory off-hours.
Will perform other related duties necessary for the operation of the laboratory.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus three years of related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Excellent organizational, oral and written communication and computer skills. Knowledge of and ability to interact with laboratory computer systems.
Must exercise independent judgment with respect to evaluation, fixation, freezing and preparation of specimens for light microscopic evaluation and other special studies.
Must demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal and writing skills.
Must have a New York State Department of Education Medical Technician, Technologist or Histotechnician License.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with CoPath or a similar laboratory computer system is preferred.
Graduate from an accredited Pathologist's Assistant training program or a Fellow of the American Association of Pathologist's Assistants (AAPA) preferred.
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