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Pathologist s Assistant

Jacksonville, Florida 32224

Job ID: 10417 Category: Professional

Job Description

  • Provides gross dissection of surgical specimens and documents gross findings under the direction of pathologists.
  • Performs specimen photography, selects tissue for appropriate ancillary testing, and procures tissue for research protocols.
  • Performs postmortem examinations and autopsy related duties including abstracting clinical history, completing clinical summary and preliminary anatomic diagnosis, and previewing autopsy microscopy. Assists with training of histotechnicians as appropriate.
  • Assists pathologists with projects as deemed appropriate.
  • Exempt position.
  • Function independently and collaboratively with the laboratory leadership in performing supervision of laboratory staff - hiring and termination, performance review, coaching and corrective action and development of performance Improvement plans for the Pathology and Cytology Staff.
  • Site responsibility may include technical oversight of work responsibilities of professional laboratory practice.
  • Acts as a resource for problem resolution and interpretation of results.
  • Participate in laboratory quality assurance programs and performance improvement activities.
  • Assist with staff and student training, orientation of new employees, reviewing and updating procedures and providing direction and problem solving skills for laboratory functions.
  • Implement standardization efforts in the laboratory.


Specific Job Details:

  • 7:30AM -4PM; 8:30AM-5PM; 9:30AM-6PM Hours cover shifts as needed
  • ASCP Board certification current License
  • Graduate of approved Pathologist Assistant school or equivalent.



  • Ability to read and communicate effectively in English.
  •  Computer skills are necessary
  • Must be highly organized, efficient, detail oriented and capable of multi-tasking with the ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology, medical practices, and human anatomy is required.
  • Ability to interact professionally with medical staff with respect to providing assistance and information related to surgical pathology tissue dissection and gross examination.
  • Master’s Degree in a NAACLS accredited PA program and PA (ASCP) certification     
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