With a 609-licensed-bed hospital, 1100 physicians and 4500 employees, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is one of the largest healthcare delivery networks in the Washington, DC area. We offer some of the most sophisticated treatments and technologies available, as well as the expertise of nationally respected physicians.
We are seeking another full-time Pathologists' Assistant to join our amazing team! We offer a competitive salary, relocation expenses, a generous benefit package, and an opportunity for a sign-on bonus. Exam-eligible new graduates are welcome to apply.
16,500 annual surgeries, 65 annual autopsies
Eight pathologists, 12 residents, one PA student
Provides assistance in the Department of Pathology, undertaking an advanced role in surgical specimen processing and instructional teaching of all rotating students and residents.
Performs gross description and dissection of surgical specimens.
Maintains records of quality assurance and quality control in all aspects of Surgical Pathology.
Performs specialized procedures to include specimen radiographs, specimen photographs, frozen sections, maintaining and coordinating specimens and records for specialized procedures, and tissue triaging.
Instructional teaching of autopsies.
Bachelor of Science degree and successful completion of an NAACLS-accredited pathologists' assistant program.
Must meet CLIA/DHR requirements.
Certification by American Association of Pathologists' Assistants (AAPA) or AAPA-eligible (sit for exam within 1 year of hire).
One year of experience in an acute care facility.
Basic knowledge of human anatomy and macrosurgical techniques, and general laboratory skills.
Understanding of safety and infection control requirements of position.
Demonstrated ability to obtain and prepare tissue for evaluation and to provide assistance to pathologists in a timely and quality manner.
Proficiency in preparing and maintaining records and in use of electronic communications tools and software.
Knowledge/ability to become knowledgeable in voice recognition software, Internet and multiple-interfaced systems, laboratory information system, Excel, and MS Word or equivalent applications.
High degree of technical competence and knowledge of all histological techniques.
Strong interpersonal skills for interacting with peers, patients, physicians, and other customers of the medical center.
Competitive compensation and generous benefits
Superb educational opportunities plus tuition assistance
Free shuttle from Metro stations
Sign-On Bonus/Relocation Opportunity
Location, location, location! Located in Washington, DC, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital offers an exciting lifestyle to complement a satisfying career. The DC metro area is famous for its education and cultural venues in theater, music, museums, art galleries, and restaurants. Employees live in DC, Maryland or Virginia, affording great choices in lifestyle just Metro stops away from the hospital.
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Associates live by Our Common Purpose: We Create Caring Moments in the Spirit of Cura Personalis – Care for the Whole Person. Our Quality Standards of Safety, Compassion, Professionalism, and Coordinated Care set the priorities for consistent decision making applicable to everyone in every situation.