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Pathologist Assistant

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Pathology Watch

Tyler, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities and Position Qualifications:

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The Pathologist Assistant role assists in the performance of surgical pathology services and may assist in the performance of autopsies under the general supervision of a Pathologist.

Location: Tyler, TX 75701
Days: Monday - Friday

Full-time: Benefit Eligible

Essential Key Responsibilities:

  • Assists quality by assuring appropriate specimen accession.
  • Enhances data picture by obtaining clinical history as indicated.
  • Prepares tissues for histologic processing by describing anatomic features, dissecting specimens.
  • Obtains biological specimens for analysis (viral and blood cultures, toxilogical material, etc.) and perform special procedures (tumor triage, coronary artery perfusion, faxitron, etc.)
  • Photographs pertinent gross specimens and microscopic slides.
  • Performs duties relating to the administrative maintenance of surgical pathology protocols and reports on data: File reports, protocols, photographic and microscopic slides; Assure completion of coding.
  • Enhances understanding and diagnosis accuracy by assisting in the preparation, performance and documentation of human postmortem examinations.
  • Participates in corporate Quality Management Committee to ensure a consistent and constant focus on improvement in quality.
  • Performs troubleshooting of problem cases as required to correct any errors and assist the Pathologists with producing accurate diagnoses.
  • Maintains department staffing schedule to ensure no gaps in function.
  • Develops, conducts and maintains relevant training programs to increase the staff’s qualifications and ability to consistently produce high quality work in a timely manner.
  • Conducts performance evaluations and makes recommendations for necessary disciplinary actions.


  • Bachelor in Laboratory Science.
  • Completion of a Pathologists Assistant program accredited by the American Society for Clinical Pathology.


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a Pathologists’ Assistant.


  • Successful completion of a visual color discrimination test.
  • Successful completion of annual continuing education units per state licensure and/or ASCP guidelines.


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Laboratory Operations


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