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CERTIFIED PATHOLOGISTS' ASSISTANT

Company: Campbell County Health
Location: Gillette
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

ABOUT CAMPBELL COUNTY HEALTH

Campbell County Health (CCH) is the most comprehensive healthcare provider in the State of Wyoming. Certified as an Area Trauma Hospital, Campbell County Health includes Campbell County Memorial Hospital, an acute care, community hospital in Gillette; Campbell County Medical Group with nearly 20 clinics; The Legacy Living & Rehabilitation Center long-term care center; and the Powder River Surgery Center. We are dedicated to excellence every day---

To be responsive to our employee's needs we offer:


Generous PTO policy (increases with tenure)
Paid sick leave days
Medical/Dental/Vision
Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Account, Dependent Care Savings Account
403(b) with employer match
Employee Assistance program
Life & AD&D Insurance
Employee and Spouse Occupational Health Program
Early Childhood Center, discounted on-site childcare
And more! Click here to learn more about our full benefits package


JOB SUMMARY

The Certified Pathologists' Assistant is responsible for the routine daily specimen grossing workload as well as assisting with Frozen sections, EBUS and Bone Marrow procedures; and any specialized tests required by the pathologist to determine a diagnosis. The Certified Pathologists' Assistant works under the supervision of the Pathologist.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS


Assure appropriate specimen accessioning
Obtain pertinent clinical information and studies
Describing gross anatomic features
Dissection of surgical specimens
Preparation and submission of tissue for histologic processing
Obtaining and submitting specimens for additional analytical procedures (immunostaining, flow cytometry, microbiology cultures, toxicology, etc.)
Gross specimen photography and photomicrography
Describe, ink, and dissect tissue submitted for frozen section
Freeze, section, and stain tissues
Assist with EBUS and Bone Marrow procedures
Perform autopsies including obtaining proper legal authorization and reviewing patient charts and other clinical data
Dissect, describe and submit tissue for microscopic studies for autopsy cases
Preliminary anatomic diagnosis completion
Coordinate and facilitate digital slide scanning with pathologists
Must be free from governmental sanctions involving health care and/or financial practices.
Complies with the hospital's Corporate Compliance Program including, but not limited to, the Code of Conduct, laws and regulations, and hospital policies and procedures.
Other duties as assigned. This list is non-exhaustive.


JOB QUALIFICATIONS


Education


Bachelor of Science degree
Completion of a National Accrediting Agency Clinical Laboratory Science Program (NAACLS)


Licensure

None


Certifications required

ASCP Certification, Certified Pathologists's Assistant (PA)


Experience

1-2 years of Pathology Assistant experience preferred.




Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


The ability to maintain continuing education requirements and all certifications and licenses as required (e.g. ACLS, PALS, CPI, CPR) to maintain professional license.
Must have good interpersonal relationship skills for working with staff, physicians, co-workers and public.
Ability to concentrate for long periods of time in the making of slides and performance of tests.
Knowledge of test procedures, equipment setup and operations within assigned area.
Ability to read and interpret data.
Computer Knowledge including the ability to enter material into electronic record. Ability to operate fax, computer, and copy machine to perform the duties of the position.



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Keywords: Campbell County Health, Casper , CERTIFIED PATHOLOGISTS' ASSISTANT, Healthcare , Gillette, Wyoming

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