Title:  Pathologist's Assistant

Division:  Pathology
Schedule:  Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $86,273 to $130,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  13676


The Pathologist Assistant will perform gross dissection of surgical specimens, selecting appropriate tissue to be submitted for histologic review and dictating verbal reports regarding the specimens.

Job Duties

  • Performs gross dissection of large and small surgical specimens, using standard
  • dissection protocols, identifying, and submitting pathologic tissues for histological
  • review.
  • Dictates accurate and precise gross descriptions in a clear, complete, sufficient manner.
  • Meets acceptable turnaround time and productivity standards for the section.
  • Photographs specimens for documentation and maintains digital photography database.
  • Knowledge and operation of the Digital Pathology scanners.
  • Completes overflow cases from other peripheral hospitals as needed. Available to
  • provide coverage at other Baylor College of Medicine entities as needed.
  • Instructs and advises residents, grossing technicians, and pathologist assistants on
  • pathology techniques and procedures.
  • Reviews all grossing reports daily.
  • Prepares quality assurance cancer protocol
  • Prepares Grossing schedule and conducts performance evaluations.
  • Provides on call coverage during evenings and/or weekends as necessary.
  • Ensures compliance with CAP and CLIA regulations and adherence to safety procedures.
  • Remains current with written protocols and procedure manuals, and capable of
  • developing and writing new protocols and procedures.
  • Utilizes all available work time by assisting others and performing additional task as
  • appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from accredited Pathologist Assistant Program or Bachelor's degree in Biological or Allied Health Sciences.
  • Six months of relevant experience if graduated from an accredited Pathology Assistant Program.
  • With a Bachelor’s degree in Biological or Allied Health Sciences, two years of related experience.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration Required: Certified as a Pathologist’s Assistant by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP-PA).



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