Pathologist’s Assistant job, MD

Under the general direction of the Pathologist, performs gross description and dissection of complex and simple human surgical specimens; dictates gross findings on selected specimens using appropriate terminology, and refers tissue sections for microscopic review by the Pathologist. The Pathology Assistant obtains the patient’s clinical history and maintains and coordinates specimens and records for specialized procedures using appropriate protocols. S/he confers with the Pathologists to identify the special techniques and procedures that will be necessary for diagnosis (e.g. histochemical, immunflurescense, cultures, smears, etc.), performs specialized procedures such as frozen section and decalcification, and notifies all personnel involved for those procedures. In addition, the Pathology Assistant assists the Histology staff with accessioning pathology cases, organizing the daily workflow, and troubleshooting problems in the gross room and autopsy suite. S/he assists Pathologists who perform postmortem examinations/autopsies, ascertains proper legal authorization has been obtained for autopsies, and notifies physician in charge, funeral home, and other applicable authorities. The Pathology Assistant is responsible for assuring proper maintenance of equipment and adequate supplies as applicable to these duties.


Education:  Bachelor’s degree required, with a Master’s degree preferred.

Certifications:  Certification as a Pathologist’s Assistant, certification-eligible, or equivalent required.  ASCP certified required.

Membership in the American Association of Pathologist’s Assistants preferred.

Experience:  Minimum of one year experience required.

skills:  Ability to understand and follow specific clinical protocol, specifications, and procedures.

The city is a treasure trove of historic sites and museums. Highlights include the city’s renowned 50 block downtown Historic District, our many historic bridges, the Brunswick Railroad Museum C&O Canal Visitor Center, and such Civil War attractions as Monocacy National Battlefield, South Mountain Battlefield State Park, and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.  Those who prefer the great outdoors will want to explore our 90 national, state, county and municipal parks, as well as recreational facilities which include whitewater rafting, the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo, and minor league baseball. The county is also home to several fine wineries and breweries.  If you have a passion for shopping , look no further. Here you’ll find hundreds of wonderful antique shops offering treasures from around the world, exquisite artist galleries, as well as delightful orchard markets and big name retailers.  Whether you’re in the mood for regional or international specialties, you’ll love our many restaurants. In the evening hours, hang around for a live musical or theatrical performance.

The city is just minutes away from such attractions as Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, Annapolis, MD, Harpers Ferry, WV, and Antietam and Gettysburg battlefields.  This town is located West of Baltimore, and about an hour north of DC. Big town living, yet small town cost of living, and away from the bustle and hassle of the big cities.

$85-95K, maybe a little more DOE.

For more information, contact

Tina Roberts, President
588 Sutter Street, Suite 349
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 770-1200 (415) 684-2526



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