Richmond, VA 23220
Pathologist Asst Supervisor
Department: Anatomic Pathology Core Lab
Schedule: Full time
Shift: 1: Days
Job Details: - Masters degree is required
Anatomic Pathology Core Lab is seeking a full time Pathologist Assistant Supervisor. The Pathologist Assistant (PA) Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of the grossing area, autopsy suite and pathology operations in the morgue. The PA Supervisor works effectively with laboratory management, administrators and physicians to maintain competent staff in accordance with the mission and vision. The PA Supervisor is responsible for scheduling; policy development; general operational duties; training new hires and daily operation of the grossing area from specimen accessioning through specimen processing. The PA Supervisor provides technical instruction to lab personnel and residents and documents their training and competency; maintains laboratory procedure manuals and insures the regulatory compliance of these areas and manages the technical QC/QA functions for these areas. The PA Supervisor works in the technical capacity of a Pathologists' Assistant, assisting pathologists with the proper grossing of accessioned surgical specimens, the preparation for and performance of human postmortem external examinations and eviscerations at autopsy and resident training. In addition, the PA Supervisor will perform specific tasks and duties under the direction and supervision of Attending Pathologists. Coordinates with Medical Director and supervises the mandatory training of residents of the Department of Pathology.
Perform independently and collaborate with Manager/Director any personnel management issues as required.
The Pathologist may delegate to the PA the responsibility for the examination/description, including color, weight, measurement and other characteristics of the tissue or other mechanical procedures for which a specific written protocol has been developed.
Troubleshoots any laboratory issues.
Perform independently routine maintenance of equipment, provision of supplies and cleanliness of work areas as needed.
Ability to work independently with direction from Manager/Medical Director as indicated.
Supervision of gross room, morgue and autopsy personnel, day to day workflow, schedules, equipment maintenance, supply procurement, quality control, QA/QM reporting and competency of staff.
Communicate with Manager/Director on a routine basis.
Open communication with other supervisors and staff.
Manage work schedules and work flow/TAT issues in area of responsibility.
Conduct performance evaluations for PA and other technical staff in said areas.
QC/QA reports and follow-up as indicated.
Assist with workflow as staffing indicates.
Troubleshoot issues as required.
Consult with Human Resources for performance and personnel evaluation.
On-call rotation for weekend Autopsy coverage.
Master's Degree in Science from an accredited Pathologists' Assistant Program
Certified as a Pathologists' Assistant by the American Society of Clinical Pathologist (ASCP) within 3 months from date of hire into position
Minimum of four (4) years of work experience as a Pathologists' Assistant with skills in surgical pathology and autopsy pathology, with at least two (2) years in leadership role
Previous experience in histology, histology procedures, and dissection
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