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Pathology Assistant Per Diem / Voorhees

Company: Virtua Health, Inc.
Location: Voorhees
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


As one of New Jersey's largest non-profit health systems, Virtua provides comprehensive health care services to achieve its mission to help people be well, get well and stay well.

Virtua provides services through Virtua Medical Group with 302 physicians and other clinicians, and at its urgent care centers, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, health and wellness centers, fitness centers, home health services, long-term care, rehabilitation centers and paramedic program.

A leader in maternal and child health services, Virtua delivers nearly 8,000 babies a year. It provides health services to 1,500 businesses, and participates in Virtua Physician Partners, a clinically integrated network of 1,400 physicians and other clinicians.

Virtua is affiliated with Penn Medicine for cancer and neuroscience and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for pediatrics.

Virtua employs more than 9,000 and has been honored as the #1 Best Place to Work in the Delaware Valley every year since 2007. It is the recipient of a 4-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for quality of care, and its hospitals earned straight A's in patient safety by The Leapfrog Group and the 2016 Patient Safety Award from Healthgrades.

U.S. News and World Report ranked Virtua's Mount Holly and Voorhees hospitals as High Performing Hospitals and Voorhees as a Best Regional Hospital. Virtua is also the recipient of the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation.

Employment Type:


Employment Classification:

Per Diem

Time Type:

Part time

Work Shift:

1st Shift (United States of America)

Total Weekly Hours:



Voorhees, NJ

Additional Locations:

Job Summary:


Pathology Assistants prepare surgical specimens by examination and dissection for diagnosis by pathologists.

Under the direction of a pathologist, the PA assists in performing autopsies.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Preparation, gross description and dissection of human tissue surgical specimens including: assuring appropriate specimen accessioning, obtaining pertinent clinical information and history, including scans, x-rays, laboratory data etc.
  • Describing gross anatomic features of surgical specimens, preparing tissues for histological processing, obtaining biological samples such as blood, tissue and toxicological material for studies such as flow cytometry, image analysis, immunohistochemistry, etc.
  • Preparing and submitting appropriate tissue sections for light microscopy (routine processing) as well as special procedures such as frozen section.
  • Photographing all appropriate gross specimens.
  • Assuring proper maintenance of equipment, provision of adequate supplies and cleanliness of the surgical pathology suite.
  • Preparation of human postmortem examination, including: ascertaining proper legal authorization for autopsy, conferring with the attending pathologist(s), performing postmortem examinations which may include: external examination; in situ organ inspection; evisceration; dissection and dictation or recording of data such as organ weights, presence of body fluids, gross anatomic findings, etc., selecting, preparing and submitting appropriate gross tissue sections, obtaining biological specimens such as blood, tissue and toxicological material for studies, photographing the body, organs, microscopic slides and other pertinent materials.
  • Gathering and organizing clinical information and data pertinent to the preparation of the preliminary summarization of the clinical history.
  • Preparing the body for release.
  • Assuring the proper maintenance of equipment, the provision of adequate supplies.

Position Qualifications Required / Experience Required:

Minimum three years experience under direction of a board certified pathologist.

Required Education:

B.S. or M.S. from an accredited PA training program (or completing final semester of an accredited training program).


Must successfully pass ASCP certification exam within 1 year of hire or eligibility, whichever is latest.

Keywords: Virtua Health, Inc., Philadelphia , Pathology Assistant Per Diem / Voorhees, Other , Voorhees, Pennsylvania

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