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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Pathologist's Assistant in Atlanta, Georgia

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Provides technical assistance to pathologists in surgical pathology and autopsy procedures. Participates in instructing and educating staff and residents in pathologic techniques; maintains appropriate educational literature and materials. Prepares, processes, examines and assists in the analysis of tissues.

Operates photography equipment. Stocks and restocks grossrooms with the equipment, adequate chemicals and supplies necessary for the efficient daily operation.

Monitors Resident and directs the workflow for maximum efficiency of department personnel.

Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development. Attends educational in-services as appropriate. Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments.

Initiates action to obtain legal authorization for necropsy. May conduct in-services for technicians and other paramedical personnel regarding services and techniques in the field of pathology.

Provides medical residents with instruction in the use of photography equipment and procedures for routine dissections and autopsies. May dien autopsy cases to assist pathologist. Provides data which indicates the presence of bio-hazards so that appropriate handling precautions may be taken. Observes the principles of sterile technique in carrying out daily responsibilities.

Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree in Chemical, Physical or Biological Science or certification obtained prior to 2003. Must be PA(ASCP) certified or eligible and pass exam within 18 months of hire.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

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Division Emory Univ Hosp-Midtown

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30308

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department EHM Lab Anatomic Path

Job Type PRN / Registry

Job Number 81530

Job Category Laboratory

Schedule Other

Standard Hours 4 Hours

Emory Healthcare is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices and decisions. Emory Healthcare prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age (40 and over), disability, citizenship, genetic information, service in the uniformed services, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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