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    This position is located within the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service at the VA Boston Healthcare System in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. Serving as a Pathology Assistant, you will provide technical and administrative assistance, oversight, and coordination of all the grossing areas, frozen section areas and autopsy suite in Anatomic Pathology Service.

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    • Performs initial examination and processing of pathology specimens;
    • Accessions biopsy and surgical specimens;
    • Assists with setting up for gross specimen conferences;
    • Assists pathologists, residents, and medical students in completing autopsies;
    • Supervises other qualified histology personnel in the initial examination and processing of surgical pathology specimens;
    • Trains histotechnologists and/or histotechnicians in the performance of diener duties;
    • Assures morgue and cutting room are properly supplied and maintains inventory;
    • Develops, reviews and revises procedures in anatomic pathology;
    • Ensures equipment is functioning properly;
    • Monitors environment, temperature, humidity, noise levels, etc.
    • Prepares all needed instruments, surfaces and containers for autopsies;
    • Provides oversight of quality assurance functions;
    • Participates in internal and external inspections;
    • Provides statistical reports and training; and
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: May be authorized for highly qualified candidates
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel to other campuses of VA Boston Healthcare System may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0601 General Health Science

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