Pathology Assistant Job at Community Medical Center, Toms River, NJ

  • Community Medical Center
  • Toms River, NJ

Job Description

Job Overview: Performs all duties related to preparation of surgical and autopsy specimens to be examined and reviewed by pathologist. Lead Teach grossing room and morgue. Responsible for the performance of all routine and special procedures performed on surgical and autopsy specimens in the section. Consults with manager and anatomic pathology director regarding compliance with regulatory standards and changes in the procedure and policies. Participates in the fiscal and technical activities to insure the operation of the section.


  • Bachelor of Science degree (BS) Or Masters of Science (MS) in biology.
  • Has experienced equivalent to the guidelines mandated by the (HCFA) in the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) of 1988 with the (NJDH) requirements for general supervisor.
  • Certified by category one agency (ASCP, NCA, AMT, HHS/HEW) or (Certification eligibility)

Scheduling Requirements:

  • Full Time
  • Day Shift

Essential Functions:

  • Accessions Autopsy in Co Path when necessary (Example: A08-0). Set up autopsy room for post mortum examination. (Containers labeled with formalin, table and instruments etc.). Calls pathologist and residents assigned to autopsy. Cleans up after autopsy. (Include disinfection with all universal precautions, infection control, fire and safety. Daily body log of deceased in morgue refrigerator, morgue cleanliness and charting. (refrigerator temperature / eyewash).
  • Daily, load blocks in tissue processors end of day. Files specimen containers and discards old surgical specimens not saved. Accessions surgical specimens in Co Path when necessary (Example: S08-0). Performs duties as assigned by the section manager.
  • Documentation, photographically of all pertinent surgical specimens, pertinent autopsy findings for documentation and weekly pathology conferences. Complies with all universal precautions, infection control, fire and safety. Monitors hazardous waste procedures as required by the hospital and other regulatory agencies.
  • Gross examination, triage according to importance and disease classification. Provides technical assistance for all procedures performed in the section (i.e. frozen section, special stains, and complex surgical cases with disease classification). Handles by priority clinically complex surgical cases. Selection of appropriate fixative and preservation techniques. Provides consultation and review of previous specimens to the attending Pathologist when indicated. Performing frozen section techniques. Performs daily maintenance of dictation and other laboratory equipment as necessary.
  • Supports Medical Staff Departments with preparation of Tumor Board Conferences, Surgical review and Grand Rounds. Maintains technical policy and procedure manual for section in compliance with requirements of accreditation and regulatory agencies. Ability to organize work and meet deadlines independently. Maintains professional growth. Participates in nursing orientation to educate nurses on the proper methods of sending specimens to the pathology department. Advanced reasoning ability. Willingness to work weekends and holidays, as required.

Benefits and Perks:

At RWJBarnabas Health, our market-competitive Total Rewards package provides comprehensive benefits and resources to support our employees physical, emotional, social, and financial health.

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Medical and Prescription Drug Insurance
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Plans
  • Short & Long Term Disability
  • Life & Accidental Death Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Wellness Programs
  • Voluntary Benefits (e.g., Pet Insurance)
  • Discounts Through our Partners such as NJ Devils, NJ PAC, Verizon, and more!

Choosing RWJBarnabas Health!

RWJBarnabas Health is the premier health care destination providing patient-centered, high-quality academic medicine in a compassionate and equitable manner, while delivering a best-in-class work experience to every member of the team. We honor and appreciate the privilege of creating and sustaining healthier communities, one person and one community at a time. As the leading academic health system in New Jersey, we advance innovative strategies in high-quality patient care, education, and research to address both the clinical and social determinants of health.

RWJBarnabas Health aims to truly make a unique impact in local communities throughout New Jersey. From vastly improving the health of local residents to creating educational and career opportunities, this combination greatly benefits the state. We understand the growing and evolving needs of residents in New Jersey whether that be enhancing the coordination for treating complex health conditions or improving community health through local programs and education.

Equal Opportunity Employer

RWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Temporary work, Work experience placement, Local area, Flexible hours, Weekend work, Day shift,

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