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Pathologists' Assistant

City of Hope

City of Hope

Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

Pathologists' Assistant - Surgical Pathology

Join the transformative team at City of Hope, where we're changing lives and making a real difference in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses. City of Hope’s growing national system includes its Los Angeles campus, a network of clinical care locations across Southern California, a new cancer center in Orange County, California, and treatment facilities in Atlanta, Chicago and Phoenix. Our dedicated and compassionate employees are driven by a common mission: To deliver the cures of tomorrow to the people who need them today.

Explore the dynamic realm of a full-time Pathologists' Assistant in the surgical pathology department, where your schedule spans from 12:30 PM to 9:00 PM across five days, offering 40 impactful hours of work. Under the mentorship of the Pathologists' Assistant Manager, you'll delve into essential tasks such as examining surgical specimens for critical diagnoses, perfecting autopsy prosection techniques, and engaging in the art of photography.

Prepare to assume a crucial role by handling specimen preparation for fixation and embedding, conducting cutting-edge frozen section procedures, and actively participating in a wide array of departmental activities. Your journey within this role will involve diverse responsibilities, from providing patient services and contributing to groundbreaking research to inspiring teaching initiatives and crafting innovative technical procedures.

This role welcomes recent graduates offering an unparalleled opportunity to gain hands-on experience and essential skills under the seasoned guidance of certified professionals. Join us on this thrilling journey filled with continuous learning, meaningful contributions, and substantial professional growth!

As a successful candidate, you will:

  • Accession surgical specimens in the laboratory information system (LIS)
  • Process and gross surgical specimens
  • Perform quality control and quality assurance.
  • Perform routine and complex autopsies.


Your qualifications should include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Pathologist Assistant Studies
  • ASCP / AAPA Pathologist Assistant certification or must be ASCP/AAPA Pathologist Assistant certified within 6 months of hire date.

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