HELPING YOU BE WELL, GET WELL AND STAY WELL
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
Virtua is affiliated with Penn Medicine for cancer and
neuroscience and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for
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.
1st Shift (United States of America)
Total Weekly Hours:
Pathology Assistants prepare surgical specimens by examination
and dissection for diagnosis by pathologists.
Under the direction of a pathologist, the PA assists in
- 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,
- 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
- 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
Position Qualifications Required / Experience Required:
Minimum three years experience under direction of a board
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.