Pathology Assistant | Part Time - Monday through Friday | Flexible Days and Afternoon/Early Evening Hours

Job Requisition #: JR60928

End Date: 9/1/2022

Location: Elkton, Maryland

Position Type: Laboratory

Shift: Evening Shift, No Rotation

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ChristianaCare is recruiting for a Pathology Assistant to work part time at the Cecil County Campus. This position is Monday through Friday, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Days and hours for this position may be flexible.

As the Pathology Assistant, you will perform necessary diagnostic testing and direct appropriate request of ancillary studies, within scope of practice and credentials.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Use of the EMR for gathering appropriate clinical information to optimize specimen handling and testing
  • Utilize teaching/learning principles coupled with an expert clinical knowledge to promote and provide education and counseling to PAs, physicians, and laboratory staff
  • Assure appropriate specimen accessioning, set-up, and triage
  • Describe gross anatomic features, dissecting surgical specimens, and preparing tissue for histologic processing
  • Obtain tissue samples for ancillary testing, including flow cytometry, culture, and cytogenetics
  • Assure that surgical pathology and autopsy specimens are grossed in a timely fashion to meet required turn-around-time for reporting
  • Assist with maintenance of equipment, provision of supplies, and cleanliness of the surgical pathology suite
  • Assist pathologists with frozen sections, including immediate communication to the pathologist of pertinent gross findings
  • Act as a liaison for other health professionals and committees external to pathology
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of best practice guidelines, quality and performance improvement protocols, algorithms, and research
  • Provide excellent customer service and assist in efforts to improve specimen turn-around-time and patient satisfaction scores


  • M.S. degree from an accredited Pathology Assistant program
  • Certification by the American Association of Pathologist Assistants
  • Member of the American Association of Pathologist Assistants (AAPA)
  • At least 1 year of experience as an Pathology Assistant in an acute care facility

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

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ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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