The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) is looking for a Pathologist Assistant II to the join the Surgical Pathology Lab! The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities.
Employee maintains accession records necessary to confirm specimen/result identity; assists pathologists and residents in processing, dissection and description of gross anatomic findings of submitted specimens in accordance with established procedures; performs computer data entry and verification procedures; reports to and performs duties as assigned. Maintains accession records according to established procedures; correctly accessions, labels, fixes and directs specimens received in the gross room. Determines when and what action is required to ensure accuracy in the processing of anatomic pathology specimens.
Performs grossing with description and dissection that is clear, concise and complete. Enhances efficiency, production and output with appropriate task prioritization. Assurance of specimen receipt with identification verification procedures.
Evaluation of specimen condition maintaining specimen integrity. Coordinates accession activities with the clerical staff along with other professional staff. Performs quality audits as required.
Ensures that proper supplies are available and maintains clean, sterile working area; keeps supplies at acceptable levels. Maintains instruments at top performance, performs PM according to manufacturer's recommendation and department policy. Performs duties in an independent manner: recognizes and performs duties which need to be performed; regularly helps others; willingly accepts and performs new or added tasks as assigned by the supervisor; consistently reports to supervisor any suggestions or positive changes / recommendations to departmental policies / procedures; strives to always put time to good use.
Works well with supervisors and those in authority; works at establishing a good rapport and cooperative working relationship with all members of the laboratory; maintains a positive rapport with medical staff and hospital personnel; communicates in a highly professional manner at all times. Complies with Hospital and Laboratory Safety Requirements; reports hazards to the Safety Office or Supervisor when found, completes mandatory in-services on or before the due date. Responsible for maintaining adequate staffing on all three shifts, weekends and holidays.
Performs duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity values, policies, and procedures. Other duties as assigned to support the unit, department, entity, and health system organization.
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