KWB Pathology Associates in Tallahassee, Florida is seeking a Pathologist’s Assistant to join our team! KWB Pathology Associates has been in practice for more than half a century and is a local, 100% pathologist-owned laboratory and practice which serves the greater Big Bend area of Florida. We strive for excellence in caring for our patients, our clients, and our employees.
This position will serve as one of two Pathologist's Assistants covering Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, a 772-bed acute care, not-for-profit hospital which serves a 16-county region in North Florida and South Georgia, as well as KWB's independent laboratory located nearby.
Starting pay is $100,000 annually or higher based on experience. Hours will be M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm, with some flexibility required.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Under direct or indirect supervision of a pathologist, performs accessioning, dissection, histologic sampling, and gross examination of a full range of anatomical specimens, following established protocols.
Performs frozen sections and other intra-operative consultations within established protocol and procedural parameters.
Clearly and accurately describes specimens and their measurements using canned dictation whenever appropriate.
Verifies specimen identity to prevent medical errors.
Uses correct specimen cassettes and starts tissue processor as needed.
Performs special hospital procedures and protocols, such as cancer research studies.
Safely operates Faxitron and other laboratory equipment.
Trains and mentors new students and new hires.
Performs additional duties as assigned by the Pathologist or Administrator.
Ability to speak clearly using dictation equipment.
Ability to recognize types of tissues and types of biopsies.
Self-directed and able to work with little to no supervision.
Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and speech.
Excellent judgment and decision-making skills.
Ability to troubleshoot and research problems.
Knowledge of and ability to abide by safety policies and procedures.
Extensive knowledge of medical terminology and human anatomy.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team setting.
Ability to work weekends, holidays, evenings, and nights on rare occasions.
Bachelor’s degree in health or science field required.
Successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Pathologists’ Assistant program required.
Certification as a Pathologists’ Assistant by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) preferred.
Standing for extended periods of time.
Lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling up to 25 lbs.
Performing repetitive motion tasks for extended periods of time.
Ability to discern color.
Ability to work with/around laboratory chemicals/fumes.
KWB Pathology is a leading pathology practice and laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida, serving the Big Bend area for over 50 years. We care about our patients, our clients, and our employees, and we strive for excellence in everything we do. We have 9 pathologists and about 80 employees. We offer an excellent benefits package and a great working environment. We'd love to tell you more!