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Certified Pathologists' Assistant

Job in Halifax - Nova Scotia - Canada
Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority.
Full Time position
Listed on 2020-06-17
Job specializations:
  • Healthcare
    Hospital, Medical Specialist, Healthcare Consultant, Pathology
  • Doctor/Physician
    Healthcare Consultant, Pathology
Job Description & How to Apply Below
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Department/Program: Anatomical Pathology, Diagnostic Services & Maritime Medical Genetics 

Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Req ID: 44205 

Union Status:  Healthcare Bargaining Unit

Compensation: $31.4606 - $39.5304/hour

Posting Date:  October 22, 2019

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Start Date: ASAP

The IWK Health Centre is an internationally recognized and respected academic health sciences centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing tertiary and primary care for two million women, children, youth and families across the Atlantic region. The IWK is committed to a workplace where our staff, physicians, learners and volunteers reflect the patients, families and communities that we serve. We seek and encourage applicants who reflect our broad diversity, and we are committed to reducing barriers to employment and career growth.

Position Summary

The Certified Pathologists' Assistant is an intensively trained allied health professional who performs a variety of anatomical pathology services under the direction of a specialist Anatomical Pathologist. The role includes the initial handling, dissection and gross examination of surgical and autopsy tissues; dictation of findings and selection and submission of appropriate tissues for pathological diagnosis. The Certified Pathologists' Assistant contributes to divisional efficiency by performing a broad range of tasks including the preparation and gross examination of tissues in the setting of surgical and non-forensic autopsy pathology thereby allowing the pathologists’ time to concentrate on diagnosis. The Certified Pathologists' Assistant role is to facilitate the practice of medicine by pathologists by helping to standardize and enhance the overall quality in the practice of anatomical pathology.

Hours of Work

7.5 hour shifts; Monday-Friday, Weekends, Holidays; Standby and Callback

  • Completion of an MSc, Pathologists’ Assistant (PA) Program
  • Certification with the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) required
  • Minimum of 2-5 years of related clinical experience required. Experience in a pediatric setting an asset.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles, methods and techniques related to procurement of specimens
  • Experience with gross dissection, frozen section micrometry and staining an asset
  • Must have excellent knowledge of divisional practice, legal acts, and regulations governing the profession
  • Must have strong knowledge of technical, scientific processes related to division
  • Excellent time management, organization and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to develop and sustain internal/external partnerships.
  • Demonstrates understanding of and commitment to family centred care.
  • Competencies in other languages an asset; French preferred.

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    Position Requirements
    Less than 1 Year work experience
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