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Pathologist Assistant (Full-time) Aiea, HI

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Pathology Watch

Aiea, HI, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities and Position Qualifications:

Quality is in our DNA -- is it in yours?

You put the pro in medical laboratory professional. You’ve got problem-solving instincts, a passion for patient care, and the technical training to deliver quality results. You’re also looking for great benefits, the support of an all-star team, and an opportunity to grow your career.

Join our front line of #HealthcareHeroes! Our mission is to advance the health and well-being of our communities as a leader in clinical laboratory solutions.

This opportunity is:

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Status: Full-time

Days/Hours: Monday -Friday with rotating Saturdays, Day shift

Base Hourly Rate: $31.51 to $34.66 depending on experience

In this role, you will:

  • Perform gross examination and dissection of surgical pathology specimens.
  • Provide dictation of concise and accurate gross description, including all relevant measurements and orientation information, gross details of the lesion(s), associated findings, staging elements, and cassette key.
  • Assist pathologist with Intraoperative Procedures - preparation and staining of frozen section slides of suitable quality in a timely fashion; preparation and staining of air-dried and methanol fixed touch preps and/or smears of suitable quality.
  • Assist with Cytology FNA smear preparation or needle biopsy.
  • Prepare bone marrow aspirate smears.
  • Maintain all instruments in clean and working order - record temperature and instrument preventive maintenance records.
  • Prepare reagents and stains to meet departmental quality standards. Properly label, store and dispose of reagents/stains.
  • Participate in examinations to test proficiency.
  • Neutralize and dispose waste formalin and biohazard tissue. .
  • Perform and document scheduled preventative maintenance
  • Recognize when troubleshooting is needed and initiate a review and plan for resolution.
  • Work in a fast-paced laboratory environment with biological and chemical hazards
  • Champion safety, compliance, and quality control

All you need is:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education, training, and/or experience (laboratory science or medical laboratory technology obtained from an accredited institution) that meets the minimum CLIA-88 requirements.
  • Current ASCP certification as a Pathologist’s Assistant (Affiliate or Fellow status in the American Association of Pathologists’ Assistants) is strongly preferred but not required.
  • Previous experience in a pathology laboratory of at least 3 years is preferred.
  • Ability to correctly use anatomic/medical terminology to dictate gross dissections.
  • Computer skills, literate with working knowledge of laboratory information systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and customer service skills.
  • Excellent English communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Ability to operate general laboratory equipment, including but not limited to: telephones, computers, automated analyzers, centrifuges, microscopes, manual and automated pipettes, and audible alarms

Bonus points if you’ve got:

  • 3+ years of laboratory training or experience in a high-volume anatomical pathology laboratory with gross dissection and autopsy assistance

We’ll give you:

  • Appreciation for your work
  • A feeling of satisfaction that you’ve helped people
  • Opportunity to grow in your profession
  • Work-life balance, including Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Competitive benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Help saving for retirement with a 401(k) plus a company match
  • A sense of belonging – we’re a community!

We also want you to know:

This role will provide routine access to protected health information (PHI). Employees will be trained on reasonable safeguards, maintain strict confidentiality, and abide by all applicable privacy and security standards. They are expected only to access PHI when required to fulfill job duties.

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


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Job Category:

Laboratory Operations


Pan Pacific Pathologists, LLC

In 2008, Clinical Labs of Hawaii became a member of Sonic Healthcare Ltd. Sonic is headquartered in Sydney, Australia. Since its establishment in 1987, Sonic Healthcare has become the world’s third-largest pathology/laboratory medicine company, operating in eight countries. Sonic’s success stems from the belief that a global culture of Medical Leadership leads to the delivery of outstanding medical services.

Sonic Healthcare USA is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and is committed to an inclusive workplace for all employees. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, genetics, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.