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Pathologist's Assistant, Anatomic Pathology - Full Time Days - High Point, NC

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: Provides services in anatomic pathology under direction of a qualified pathologist.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university and successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Pathologists' Assistant program (ASCP). Master's degree preferred.

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION: ASCP Pathology Assistant (ASCP) certification or must obtain within one year of hire.


  • Performs gross processing of operating room and clinic specimens, including photography and preparation of related surgical pathology reports.
  • Teaches junior (first and second year) residents proper grossing techniques, as described in the Pathology Department's standard gross pathology protocols. Assists in process as needed to ensure timely completion.
  • Implements all operating room tissue-based research protocols, including procurement of samples, processing of samples, and notification of investigators regarding sample readiness. Ensures that written research protocols are available and readily displayed in the operating room pathology laboratory.
  • Reviews resident rotation schedules with the chief and/or senior residents.
  • Answers questions from attending pathologists regarding the dictation and orientation of gross surgical specimens.
  • Provides data for the monthly Surgical Pathology Quality Assurance reports.
  • Maintains and updates the Department's gross specimen handbook.
  • Performs administrative maintenance of surgical protocols, reports and data, including the filing of reports, protocols, photographic and microscopic slides, assuring the completion of specimen coding and billing.
  • Assures proper maintenance of equipment, provision of adequate supplies, and cleanliness of the surgical pathology suite.
  • Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent interpersonal skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Knowledge and experience with personal computers including word processing, databases, spreadsheets, and statistics.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Exposure to infection from disease-bearing specimens or patients. Exposure to risk of blood borne/airborne disease. Possible exposure to odorous chemicals and specimens Moderate noise environment. Subject to injury from sharps. Subject to many interruptions and stressful situations. Subject to varying and unpredictable situations. Required to wear protective equipment (gloves, gowns/lab coats, eye protection, and face protection).

About Us

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist is a pre-eminent academic health system based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist is part of Advocate Health, which is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is the fifth-largest nonprofit health system in the United States, created from the combination of Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health. Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist's two main components are an integrated clinical system - anchored by Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, an 885-bed tertiary-care hospital in Winston-Salem - that includes Brenner Children's Hospital, five community hospitals, more than 300 primary and specialty care locations and more than 2,700 physicians; and Wake Forest School of Medicine, the academic core of Atrium Health Enterprise and a recognized leader in experiential medical education and groundbreaking research that includes Wake Forest Innovations, a commercialization enterprise focused on advancing health care through new medical technologies and biomedical discovery.

Wake Forest Baptist Health, Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Atrium Health have joined forces in a strategic combination that will enhance care, transform medical education and create economic opportunity for countless lives in North Carolina and beyond. As a part of that combination, the two health systems will be integrating technology and platforms, including our career sites.

This means that although you are applying on the Wake Forest Baptist Health Career Site, you receive communications from the Atrium Health Recruitment Team. Please know that this is an expected process, and thanks in advance for your flexibility.

About the Team

Mission, Vision and Culture Commitments


To improve health, elevate hope and advance healing - for all.


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Culture Commitments

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Pathologist's Assistant, Anatomic Pathology - Full Time Days - High Point, NC

Atrium Health
High Point, NC
Full Time

Published on 05/19/2023

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