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Pathologists Assistant

Rochester, MN 55902

Category: Health Job Number: 14609


Voca Health has immediate openings available for Pathologists Assistant professionals in Rochester, MN!


Voca connects healthcare professionals with fantastic health systems nationwide. Our goal is full partnership with our employees, providing the tools, guidance, and opportunities to help reach their individual goals. Voca provides benefits including insurance, 401k, and dedicated support!

Assignment details are provided below, we’re very excited to hear from you!


Assignment Details 

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:
Grossing complex specimens in a Frozen Section Laboratory. 
Our Client is unique in that they gross specimen fresh, take them real time out of the OR. 
Communicating with the pathologists and surgeons real time. 
Needs to have strong communication skills and openness to doing things differently. 
Shift: M-F, roughly 8-5 with 30 minute break. 
Working 40 hrs/wk. 
Potential to extend beyond 3 months if candidate is interested and doing well. Urgent position - needs someone in before the holidays.


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
This position requires ability to work in a fast pace environment, standing for long periods of time, and excellent communication skills.


  • M-F, roughly 8-5 with 30 minute break

Traveler Benefits

Partnering with Voca comes with a number of benefits including:

  • Dedicated Recruiter
  • Insurance
  • 401k
  • Competitive, Flexible Pay Packages

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