Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center - Laboratory Careers

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Full Job Title: PATHOLOGIST'S ASSISTANT

Job Number: 90920

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Date Posted: 3-30-2017



DEPARTMENT: Pathology

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Manager - Pathology

TITLES SUPERVISED: None

TOTAL NUMBER OF FTEs DIRECTLY SUPERVISED: 0

TOTAL NUMBER OF FTEs INDIRECTLY SUPERVISED: 0

PURPOSE OF POSITION: To perform and provide tissue gross work, dictation and autopsy assistance under the direction of the Director of Pathology, and to assist in training of Pathology residents and fellows. This is done in accordance with established procedures and policies for the department of Anatomic Pathology and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center dedicated to the care of infants, children and adolescents.

Responsibilities
·Collaboration
Work collaboratively/cooperatively with others to achieve goals. Proactively adjust one's style and/or efforts to complement those of others. Develop positive working relationships with peers/colleagues. Share knowledge and/or provide support for team members. Contribute to and promote a positive and professional work environment/atmosphere. May serve as a liaison within the division or organization.
·Communication - General
Effectively demonstrate communication skills related to conveying relevant information. Develop and maintain efficient internal communication processes to support the activities of the department/program. Openly communicate across many departments regarding clinical, patient care, physical and/or material resources. Keep key leadership, administrative staff and other stakeholders fully informed of projected and actual developments in a timely manner. Prioritize multiple requests for information. Assemble and distribute material for project communications if necessary.
·Compliance II
Assist in the maintenance, oversight, and/or management of compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulatory requirements, such as JCAHO, HIPAA, and/or other accreditation standards. May participate in activities related to organizational, regulatory, and governmental compliance.
·Maintenance
Assist with maintenance of various pieces of equipment. Help maintain/order inventory. Keep work environment well-organized. May troubleshoot and/or correct erroneous results or problems with equipment. May provide appropriate safety/quality monitoring checks and document as assigned.
·Procedures III
Participate in the development, maintenance, and/or revision of policies, procedures, and/or manuals.
·Lab Specific Duties
Perform and troubleshoot technical duties in the Histology laboratory. Maintain CAP standards in all areas of work with the application of the Anatomic Pathology Quality Management Program. Perform grossing and dictation of pathology specimens in accordance with departmental procedures, and under the direction of the Director of Pathology. Ensures cleanliness and readiness of the autopsy suite, including ensuring appropriate inventory levels. Assist with autopsies under the direction of the Director of Pathology. Assist with the training of Pathology residents and fellows. Assist with intra-operative frozen sections as needed. Continuous professional development through working with Staff Pathologists in a progression of learning more complex specimen types. Store clinically important or significant frozen specimens in coordination with BioBank personnel.
·Safety and Infection Control
Minimize the risk of infection, transmission, and personal hazards by applying CCHMC safety standards. Maintain cleanliness of reagents and work areas.

Skills & Competencies
·Diversity Appreciation
Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others' perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one's approach to successfully integrate with others who are different from oneself
·Knowledge of Field - Intrm
Knowledge of regulations, procedures and best practices in field
·Physical Stamina - Moderate
Possess physical stamina sufficient to perform moderate lifting, frequent stooping, and extensive standing/walking
·Professional Demeanor
Demonstrates an independent work initiative, sound judgment, diplomacy, tact and professional demeanor
·Problem Solving
Ability to independently work through details of a problem to reach a positive solution
·Communication - Advanced
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
·Accuracy
Able to perform work accurately and within set timelines to ensure a timely diagnosis

Required:
·Certified Pathologists' Assistant (ASCP) must be maintained AND
·Bachelor's Degree in Pathologist Assistant Studies OR related discipline AND
·4 years related experience OR
·Masters Degree in Pathologist Assistant Studies OR related discipline

Preferred:
·Experience in a Medical or Histology lab setting

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