• Pathologist Assistant

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Job ID
    Sibley Memorial Hospital
    Temporary Full Time
  • Overview

    Johns Hopkins Intrastaff is the internal staffing agency for the Johns Hopkins Health System and partner hospitals, providing temporary support to a variety of the Johns Hopkins locations. Our employees are the strength of our service.  Intrastaff is unique because it's one of the very few agencies where a person has the benefit of being a temporary employee and also feels like a member of a large organization. Working at Hopkins means joining a culturally diverse team that includes some of the best nurses, physicians and allied health professionals in the world. Directly or indirectly, you'll have exposure to cutting-edge technology and groundbreaking medical research.

    Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC is seeking a Pathologist Assistant for a 12-week assignment beginning in mid-July.     


    The Pathologist Assistant is responsible for assisting the Pathologist in autopsy and surgical Pathology. Works without direct supervision, performing professional duties associated with the preparation, performance and completion of autopsies, examination and/or preparation of surgical pathology specimens.


    10am - 6:30pm.   




    Surgical Pathology: 

    • Accurately identifies specimens submitted by comparing container information with surgical requisition accompanying the specimen. 
    • Appropriately selects tissue site/s to be grossed. 
    • Correctly measures the entire specimen submitted. 
    • Effectively dictates gross description and measurements into Dictaphone System. 
    • Properly secures and identifies cassette/s holding selected tissue sections to be processed for microscopic identification. 
    • Assures the proper fixation and histological preparation of tissue sections.

    Selects and identifies tissues for microscopic study and determines proper fixative solutions in which tissues will be maintained. 

    Obtains all routine tissues for histological preparation and collects sterile samples of blood, body fluids, and tissue specimens for toxicology, viral, and microbiological studies as needed. 
    Dictates a summary of the patient's clinical history and the gross anatomical findings in consultation with the pathologist's observation and gross diagnosis.

    Performs gross photography on those cases considered for interdepartmental conferences or for teaching purposes. 

    Develops and maintains a cross reference file by diagnosis, organ system, and patient's name.
    Assist in teaching technical details to new personnel or students entering the surgical pathology services.



    Bachelors Degree and completion of an accredited course as a Pathologist's Assistant.
    Continuing Education consistent with ASCP Requirements.

    Certification required:   PA (ASCP) 


    Thorough knowledge of human anatomy and anatomic pathology procedures and terminology.
    Ability to maintain accurate and complete records in accordance with standard practice to include meeting the requirements involved in licensing, accrediting, or regulatory agencies.
    A thorough knowledge of written and spoken medical terminology and standard English is required.
    Knowledge of and adherence to Universal Precautions Policy, Chemical Hygiene Procedure, and other safety regulations.
    Must have the ability to work efficiently in the presence of unpleasant odors, sights, and with highly infectious material of human origin, on a daily basis.
    Knowledge of age specific requirements: neonates, infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients as related to surgical pathology.
    Arrange for send outs to Children’s Medical Center including packaging, tracking and paper work


    Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.


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