Pathologist Assistant, Masters
Grey Bruce Health Services
Welcome to Grey Bruce Health Services. We operate six hospitals in the Grey Bruce region. Our mission is to offer Quality Health Care, Right Here. We have 1,900 dedicated and compassionate staff and over 150 physicians who work together delivering excellent patient care to residents and visitors across Grey Bruce.Our Regional Hospital in Owen Sound is the largest of our sites, and offers a full range of specialty services, including complex surgeries, total joint replacements, cancer surgeries, MRI and CT diagnostic services. Across the six hospitals, we have more than 100,000 patient visits per year.Our rural hospitals in Lion’s Head, Markdale, Meaford, Southampton and Wiarton offer a wide range of primary and ambulatory care services and all have 24/7 Emergency departments, lab and x-ray.
Reporting to the Director Laboratory Services, the Pathologist Assistant provides services in Anatomic Pathology that helps increase the efficiency of the department and the pathologists. The Pathologist Assistant must have excellent knowledge of human anatomy and assume major responsibility for the initial examination, dissection and gross dictation of tissue samples.
Successful completion of the Master’s program for Pathologists Assistant preferred; Canadian Certification Council of Pathologists Assistants; American Association of Pathologist’s Assistants (AAPA) registration or equivalent certification
B.Sc. or MLT with advanced level courses in anatomy and physiology or recognized equivalent
Membership in good standing with the PA section of CAP-ACP
Knowledge of initial specimen examination, gross dissection of tissue samples and dictation procedures, to be demonstrated; knowledge of preparation, storage and disposal of tissue
Must have extensive knowledge medical terminology, gross anatomy, microscopic anatomy, microbiology and pathology required.
Knowledge of anatomy and physiology with special emphasis on the pathological presentation of disease
Knowledge and experience with CAP Cancer checklists
Experience with frozen section microtomy, staining and bone decalcification an asset.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of regulatory requirements (e.g. CSA, OH&S, etc.)
Experience with dedicated equipment and microscopes
Experience with the use of autopsy tools, their uses and maintenance preferred
Ability to interact effectively with others within and outside of the organization (i.e. staff physicians, nurses, patients, suppliers, other technical staff, clerical staff, coroners, funeral homes and patients’ relatives)
Voice recognition software experience is an asset. The PA is required to use electronic dictation for this position.
Ability to maintain accurate records and documentation
Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication
Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality
Availability to work all shifts, and on an on-call basis
Ability to handle exposures to infection, noise, odors, working interruptions and high pressure situations
Skills in leadership, conflict resolution, problem solving, decision making and critical thinking
Demonstrated evidence of and commitment to maintaining clinical competence through continuing education
Demonstrated knowledge of quality management and continuous improvement
Demonstrated responsibility, accountability, and sound financial management skills
Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks and manage projects
Strong team skills and diplomacy with a proven ability to perform duties independently, with a high degree of motivation and minimal supervision
Demonstrated commitment to excellent attendance and schedule flexibility
Demonstrated ability to embrace and support change
Recent satisfactory performance and attendance records
Adherence to GBHS ‘CARE’ Behaviours (Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence) and a commitment to a safe workplace free of violence and harassment
Advocates and supports a culture of patient safety and demonstrates an understanding of how the department service and assigned responsibilities contribute to overall patient safety at GBHS through patient safety knowledge, skills and attitudes
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Thank you for your interest in employment at Grey Bruce Health Services. We have many exciting opportunities available. GBHS is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities we serve. We encourage Indigenous people, racialized persons / persons of colour, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2 to apply and self-identify. Please notify Human Resources of any accommodation needs you may have during the recruitment and selection process. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
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