Job Description

Job Title: Pathology Assistant
Job ID: 36380721
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport
Department: LAB PATHOLOGY
Location: 700 High Street, Williamsport PA 17701

Description

UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport is excited to be hiring a Pathology Assistant. This role will work Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Purpose:

Assists Pathologists in performance of adult and baby autopsies and processes gross specimens from surgery. Accountable to the Pathologists on medical issues.

Responsibilities:
  • Adhere to all safety standards, policies and procedures related to the handling and disposal of specimens. Comply with universal precaution procedures. Assist with quality assurance functions as related to overall patient care.
  • Perform service and maintenance of various tools and equipment.
  • Participate in and perform autopsy procedures. Perform pathology procedures independently receiving, dissecting and describing specimens. File and retrieve surgical and autopsy materials and maintain accurate records of all such activities. Photograph gross surgical and autopsy specimens.
  • Remain abreast of policies, regulations, guidelines, techniques and procedures in anatomic pathology. Aid in the orientation of new residents and pathologists.

Qualifications

  • Completion of 4 year degree in Biological Sciences or Medical Technology or meets AAPA requirements for college credits defined in the science disciplines from an accredited institution. 
  • Analytical and technical ability to independently evaluate patient data and specimens. 
  • All procedures or job related tasks involve an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids or tissues. 
  • A potential for spills or splashes of biohazard substances does exist. 
  • Exposure to normal laboratory lights and noises and occasional exposure to toxic and carcinogenic chemicals.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $35.90 to $53.86 / hour

Union Position: No

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