Christiana Care is seeking a full-time Pathologists' Assistant to join our team of 9 pathologists and 4.75 PAs. You'll be working alongside a cohesive and supportive group of PAs with a longevity of 20 years with the group.
The specimens include a variety of types ranging from small GI biopsies to complicated cancer resections, including multiple specimens from outside surgical center and doctors' offices. Autopsies cases are rotated amongst PAs with the assistance of an autopsy technician.
The Pathologist Assistant will perform the gross examination of surgical specimens, autopsy prosections, and related tasks in Anatomic Pathology. Will work collaboratively with Pathologists, the Lead Pathologists' Assistant, clinical lab staff and leadership, operations leadership, and colleagues to provide clinical support for pathology specimens, billing, and management in the inpatient and outpatient settings.
Description & Details:
The PA will be part of a great team consisting of 9 Pathologists and 4.75 PAs.
Exam eligible new graduates welcome to apply!
Approximately 27,000 annual surgical cases.
Approximately 65 autopsies annually (combined adult and fetal).
No pathology residents.
Mondays - Fridays: Day shift
No weekend, late nights, or holidays.
Opportunity for great work-life balance!
Benefits & Incentives
Full Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, etc.
Two retirement planning offerings, including 403(b) with company contributions.
Generous paid time off with annual roll-over and opportunities to cash out.
Paid time and stipend to attend continuing education conferences each year.
12 week paid parental leave.
Incredible Work/Life benefits including annual membership to care.com, access to backup care services for dependents through Care@Work, retirement planning services, financial coaching, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and great discounts through several vendors for hotels, rental cars, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets, insurance and much more!
Responds to Pathologists' Assistant team priorities based on patient/specimen needs and acts on these accordingly.
Performs surgical grossing work at Christiana Care Network sites based on volume requirements and at the direction of laboratory scheduling created by the Lead Pathologists' Assistant.
Performs necessary diagnostic testing and directs appropriate request of ancillary studies, within scope of practice and credentials.
Uses the electronic medical record (EMR) for gathering appropriate clinical information to optimize specimen handling and testing.
Utilizes teaching/learning principles coupled with an expert clinical knowledge to promote and provide education and counseling to PAs, physicians, and laboratory staff.
Assures appropriate specimen accessioning, set-up, triage, and verification of unique patient identifiers.
Performs macroscopic description and dissection of all surgical specimens to include current CAP guidelines and prepare tissue for histologic processing.
Assists with autopsy procedures, assuring confirmation of decedent identification, performing organ dissection, submitting tissue blocks, communicating with the responsible pathologist, and completion of gross report.
Obtains pertinent gross surgical and autopsy photographs.
Obtains tissue samples for ancillary testing, including flow cytometry, culture, and cytogenetics.
Assures that surgical pathology and autopsy specimens are grossed in a timely fashion to meet required turn-around-time for reporting.
Assists pathologists with frozen sections, including immediate communication to the pathologist of pertinent gross findings.
All other related job duties assigned.
Completion of a NAACLS accredited Pathologists' Assistant program
Certified, or eligible for certification, by the American Society of Clinical Pathology
Member of the American Association of Pathologists' Assistants (AAPA)
Continuing Medical Education: 60 credits every 3 years to include 1 credit each for safety and medical ethics.
At ChristianaCare, we are guided by our values of Love and Excellence and are passionate about delivering health, not just health care.
Feel free to apply and come join us at ChristianaCare!
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.