Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Lab Surgical-Autopsy Pathology
Category: Laboratory/Pathology
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 575622
Date Posted: 4/23/2021
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

This position is a lead role for the Surgical Pathology area in the Pathology Department. This position is responsible for quality, equipment, inventory, and procedural oversight in the Surgical Pathology area. This position facilitates preparation for educational conferences within the organization. This position assists the Pathologists by receiving, examining, processing, sectioning surgical pathology specimens and prosection of autopsies and tissue sampling for microscopic examination. This position also conducts abstracting clinical information from patients’ medical records, gross and microscopic specimen photography, computerized image processing and manipulation, barium injections for post mortem barium angiograms, specimen radiography, morphometric analysis of tissue sections. This position receives regular review of completed work activities from the Manager, Anatomic Pathology

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Involved in the preparation of slides/presentations and necessary equipment set up for educational conferences.
  2. Maintains professional and technical competency in pathology through constantly pursuing knowledge and self-improvement; maintains extensive knowledge in anatomic pathology, apprised of current developments and awareness of latest technology/practices to improve outcomes.
  3. Oversees the adequate maintenance of inventory levels and orders supplies as appropriate.
  4. Responsible for the review of daily surgical schedule in evaluating, organizing, and directing work flow needs throughout the day in the Surgical Pathology area. Oversees work activities of assigned staff to ensure achievement of established goals, objectives, and outcomes; provides guidance, mentoring, and direction, as appropriate for ongoing staff development.
  5. Participates in hospital and department operational and quality improvement initiatives; proactively evaluates systems, practices and assists to create and implement changes to increase and enhance the effectiveness of the operations.
  6. Performs accurate gross examinations and descriptions of surgical tissue for pathology (surgical and autopsy) in accordance with established policies, standards and practices and dictates clear and concise macroscopic descriptions for effective diagnosis and treatment.
  7. Performs, reviews, and maintains quality control testing, records, departmental procedures and files for the area to ensure ongoing compliance with policies, regulations, and safety guidelines for safe work practices. Works within the framework of an integrated health team by effectively communicating exchange of patient data maintaining patient confidentiality as appropriate.
  8. Processes specimens for special procedures including frozen sections within required time constraints.
  9. Responsible for the maintenance and working condition of equipment and instruments within the area.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Bachelors degree in Biology or closely related field. Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Experience with Medical and pathology terminology. Required
2. Six months of directly related experience. Required
3. Three years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute. Required
4. Pediatric pathology experience. Preferred
5. Two years experience with surgical specimen and post-mortem examinations. Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Current Pathologists Assistant certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Required
Do you meet this requirement?
Special Skills
1. Effective written and verbal communication skills. Required
2. Ability to effectively communicate with professional staff, clinicians and high level staff. Required
3. Demonstrates leadership skills. Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Frequently
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Frequently
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Frequently
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Frequently
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Occasionally
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Frequently
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Frequently
12. Physical Requirement - Walking Frequently
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Occasionally
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Constantly
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Frequently
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Frequently
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Frequently
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme temperatures Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme noise levels Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
26. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
27. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure Applicable
28. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals Applicable
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