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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Supervisor, Pathologist Assistant in Atlanta, Georgia


JOB DESCRIPTION: The Pathologist's Assistant (PA) Supervisor is considered a working supervisor with the expectation to perform the general duties of a Pathologist Assistant, as defined below, under the general supervision of the Director of Anatomic Pathology, Medical Director of the grossroom and in collaboration with the Chief of Anatomic Pathology to ensure continuity of service. Upholds the values of the organization including providing and demonstrating exemplary customer service skills throughout the preanalytical, analytical and post analytical processes. Supervises direct reports, creates monthly work schedules and monitors staff attendance. Provides on-going performance feedback including mid-year and annual evaluations and participates in competency evaluation of pathologists' assistant team members. Works with leader on personnel-related issues and participates in discussions regarding disciplinary actions. Actively participates in hiring process and decision making. Orients and trains employees, verifies competency and identifies ways to develop skills. Operationally and actively manages assigned areas including active participation in discussions and decision making for departmental process improvement projects. May initiate, facilitate or otherwise participate in quality assurance monitoring and quality improvement projects including gathering data and preparing reports or posters. Monitors and ensures adequate inventory supply at all sites. May be responsible for ordering supplies. Responsible to troubleshoot and report the outcome of departmental process issues as needed assigning immediate tasks to directly reporting employees and following up for prompt outcomes. May assist in writing, reviewing and revising departmental policies, procedures, and related forms in accordance with local, state, federal, and regulatory guidelines while holding staff accountable. Performs general pathologist's assistant duties as follows. 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. Must be PA (ASCP) certified.

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 Hospital

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30322

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department EUH Pathology Surgical Svcs

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 81991

Job Category Laboratory

Schedule Other

Standard Hours 40 Hours

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