Sr. Instructional Support Specialist/Pathologists Assistant, Anatomic Pathology Support
At Stony Brook Medicine, a TH Senior Instructional Support Speicalist is a valuable member of our team, who will maintain & develop Grossing/Autopsy policies and procedures in accordance with regulatory agencies ( i.e. CAP, NYSDOH, etc.) and prepare Grossing Room for inspections. Qualified candidates will demonstrate superior patient care and possess outstanding communication skills while adhering to our high standard of excellence.
Duties may include the following but are not limited to:
Preparation, gross description, and dissection of human tissue surgical specimens. Assure appropriate patient and specimen identification. Obtain pertinent clinical information, imaging studies, previous pathology reports and slides as indicated. Describe gross anatomic features of surgical specimens and prepare appropriate tissues for histologic processing ands light microscopy. Select tissue when appropriate for special studies such as flow cytometry, cytogenetics, electron microscopy, etc. Assist in collecting specimens for Tissue Banking. Assist in gross photography. Perform frozen sections. Conduct administrative duties such as quality assurance as assigned. Participate in supervision of residents grossing and teaching of both residents/medical students as assigned.
Preparation of human postmortem examination. Assure appropriate and proper legal authorization for autopsy. Obtain patient medical record and other pertinent data including laboratory data, imaging studies, and surgical pathology reports ( if any). Discuss with attending pathologist to determine the need for any special techniques or procedure at the time of postmortem examination. Notify the clinical staff and any other involved parties prior to the beginning of the autopsy. Coordinate requests for specimen sampling. Perform postmortem examination including external examination, in situ organ inspection, and dissection of organs with recording data such as organ weights, presence of body fluids, etc. Select proper tissue samples for histologic examination and other special studies if necessary (EM, culture, fluid analysis, etc.) Photograph body or organs when indicated. Assure proper restoration of the body for release to the funeral home and assure appropriate indication of any biohazards such as contagious diseases and radiation implants. Gather and summarize pertinent data for preparation of Preliminary Anatomic Diagnosis document ( PAD). Maintain proper autopsy files. Organize and coordinate the autopsy conference. Maintain equipment and supply stocks. Conduct administrative duties as assigned. Participate in supervision of residents autopsy techniques and teaching of both residents/medical students as assigned.
Preparation, gross description, and dissection of products of conception, fetuses, and placental specimens. Assure appropriate patient and specimen identification. Obtain pertinent clinical information, imaging studies, previous pathology reports and slides as indicated. Describe gross anatomic features of specimens and prepare appropriate tissues for histologic processing ands light microscopy. Select tissue when appropriate for special studies such as cytogenetics, electron microscopy, etc. Assist in gross photography. Conduct administrative duties as assigned. Participate in residents/medical students teaching.
Supervise Laboratory Aides,PA's and grossing of Surgical Pathology Residents. Responsible for assuring efficient workflow in the grossing room, ensuring proper procedures are followed and all work assignments are completed on schedule. Maintain & develop Grossing /Autopsy policies and procedures in accordance with regulatory agencies (i.e. CAP, NYSDOH, etc.) and prepares Grossing Room for inspections. Collect and maintain Grossing and Autopsy data for departmental QA. Didactic lectures on Grossing and Frozen section techniques. Conduct administrative duties as assigned.
§ BA degree from a Pathologists' Assistant (PA) program registered by the New York State Education Department (NYSED), or the substantial equivalent of such a program as determined by the NYSED, or have a BA or higher degree in a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) accredited pathologist assistant program. Those who will graduate from an accredited Pathologists' Assistant program (see above) within the next six months are eligible to apply.
§ In lieu of a BA from a Pathologist' Assistant program, an advanced degree in medicine or related field with established verifiable records of satisfactory hospital experience in grossing/autopsy pathology.
§ NYSED PA license or eligible to apply (see NYSED PA license requirements) Note: Applicant must have a NYSED PA license in order to complete the hiring process.
§ Excellent organizational skills, problem solving, team building and communication skills.
§ NYSED PA license
§ ASCP-BOC (American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Certification) certified as a Pathologists' Assistant
Special Notes: Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises. All Hospital positions are subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary. This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.
The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services (The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination), submit (3) written references, and provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s). Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.
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Official Job Title: TH Senior Instructional Support Specialist
Job Field: Laboratory
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Anatomic Pathology Support-Stony Brook University Hospital
Schedule: Per Diem Variable 8:30am - 5:00pm/ variable as neededAnatomic Pathology Support-Stony Brook University Hospital
Posting Start Date: Mar 29, 2018
Posting End Date: Apr 28, 2018, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Salary Grade: SL4