The Pathologists’ Assistant (PA) is a highly trained health care professional who will provide various services to the Department of Laboratories under the direction and supervision of the pathologists, akin to a physician’s assistant role in a medical or surgical practice, improving overall efficiency in a cost effective manner. The Pathologists' Assistant will perform post-mortem examinations and provide accurate and detailed gross assessment, dissection and processing of anatomic pathology specimens that allow the pathologist to render a diagnosis. A significant role will include physical and administrative maintenance of the autopsy service including being a liaison to other departments and hospitals. The PA will assist in record/chart review, photography, conference preparation, autopsy reporting, resident and technologist training and ensure adherence to standards required by the College of American Pathologists.
- Bachelor’s Degree with coursework in Chemistry, Biology, Anatomy and other Biological Sciences including Microscopy
- PA(ASCP) certification and/or successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Pathologists’ Assistant Training Program with certification eligibility
- At least 2 years clinical anatomic laboratory experience as a PA
- PA experience at a Children’s Hospital
- PA experience that includes fetal autopsy