Hospital About Us:
Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s –- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE
Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.
In 2020, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation's best children's hospitals – for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, and are honored to be the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.
As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America’s best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.
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
In accordance with new Washington law for healthcare workers, Seattle Children’s requires that all staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before October 18, 2021, or before beginning employment for start dates after October 18th.
Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.
Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.