Pathologist Assistant at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 3/26/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Location:
    Burleson, TX
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
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  • Job Family
    Cancer Institute
  • Travel
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    Texas Health Huguley Hospital

Job Description


Pathologist Assistant -  Texas Health Huguley- operated as joint venture between Texas Health Resources and AdventHealth

Location Address: 11801 South Fwy., Burleson, TX  76028

Top Reasons to Work At Texas Health Huguley, Burleson, TX

  • Our care for patients extend to the spiritual level by praying with patients and families and providing on call, 24 hours, 7 days a week Chaplains for spiritual support.
  • Award winning facility and departments including “Great Place to Work” by Becker’s Hospital Review and Gallup.
  • Work with the latest technology and top experts including “Daisy Award” recipients while on the way to Magnet status—2020.
  • Amazing medical benefits through Aetna plus an onsite full-service fitness center.
  • Growth opportunities designed for each employee.
  • Located about 10 minutes from downtown Fort Worth and near TCU in the award-winning school district, Burleson ISD which also provides a low-cost of living.  

Work Hours/Shift:

Part Time

You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Properly identifies, processes, and prepares tissue specimens for gross examination

  • Performs gross examinations and take sections for histology under the supervision of a pathologist

  • Determines identity and suitability of specimens when received, according to procedure manual, as documented on requisition 100% of the time

  • Assigns received specimens on appropriate accession number and in a timely manner; prepare them according to the procedure manual, as observed by the pathologist

  • Immediately prepares sections and stains frozen section specimens according to stated procedure, as observed by the pathologist

  • Assists pathologist with autopsy eviscerations and organ dissection

  • Takes and identifies macro and microscopic photographs of specimens as directed by pathologist

  • Assist other departments and physicians in determination of most appropriate specimen submission and fixation methods

  • Prepare materials for conferences

  • Aid in training of histotechnician students

  • Prepares solutions and stains as specified in procedure manual, as evidenced by control slide results

  • Prepares and packages specimens, tissues, blocks and slides to be sent out in a timely manner as observed by the pathologist with no more than 4 variances per year

  • Applies appropriate billing codes as described in the procedure manual 

  • Maintains specimens in an orderly fashion making them easily accessible 

  • Files specimen daily after they have been sectioned with no more than 5 variances per year

  • Discards specimens no longer required according to procedure guidelines, as observed by the pathologist with no more than 8 variances per year

  • Maintains equipment and supplies to ensure smooth operation of the department

  • Orders on weekly basis, supplies needed in department as observed by the Director with no more than 3 variances per year

  • Replenishes department supplies as needed to ensure adequacy of inventory with no more than 3 variances per year

  • Properly maintains and cleans department and equipment on a daily basis, as documented in maintenance records

  • Performs other duties as assigned


What You Will Need:

  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Up-to-date knowledge of laboratory instrument management
  • Ability to interact in a team environment, promoting a collaborative environment
  • Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures in the health care industry
  • Ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with patients and their family, hospital staff, nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals
  • Up-to-date knowledge of pathology laboratory tests and ordering processes
  • Must be able to read, write and speak conversational English
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Graduate degree in a relevant scientific field
  • One year of experience required

  • ASCP Specialist Certification in Pathologists’ Assistant

Job Summary:

Pathologist Assistant receives, accessions, codes, examines and takes sections of all tissue specimens received in the pathology department.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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