Lead Pathologists Assistant, Day Shift - SURGICAL PATHOLOGY-HISTOLOGY

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Day - 08 Hour (United States of America)

This is a Stanford Health Care job.

A Brief Overview
The Lead Pathologists' Assistant (PA) is responsible for managing the specimen workflow of the Gross Room and associated areas in Anatomic Pathology, designing and maintaining schedules, participating in designing and maintaining procedures, participating in QA and QI processes, monitoring and ensuring CAP compliance, maintaining adequate levels of supplies, and training staff to ensure optimum delivery of quality Gross Room services. The lead PA will coordinate resident/fellow/medical student training in the Gross Room as well as scheduling teaching conferences, and will contribute to the workload in the Gross Room, alongside the Gross Room staff. The lead PA will act as a resource for problem resolution and will collaborate with the supervisor to resolve Human Resources issues. Responsible for daily operations in the absence of the supervisor.

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What you will do
  • Advises the Supervisor of the need for changes in staffing, supplies, equipment, physical facilities, procedures and policies.
  • Assists in assuring that laboratory procedures and policies are followed; that work is timely, accurate and of high quality; that interactions with patients, visitors, physicians, and other laboratory and hospital staff are cooperative and courteous; and that efforts to ensure high quality of information and service to patients and physicians have highest priority.
  • Assists in coordinating distribution and flow of work, ensures timely and accurate handling of specimens and reports in keeping with laboratory policies, objectives and protocols.
  • Assists the Supervisor in communicating with personnel providing support and informing them of changes affecting policy and procedure.
  • Assists the Supervisor in the timely collection of statistical data relating to areas of responsibilities.
  • Communicates regularly with Supervisor in order to keep him/her appropriately informed of activities, changes, ergonomic issues and problems within the laboratory and to ensure that policies, procedures, standards, objectives and activities in which Gross Room staff engage are in keeping with those of Anatomic Pathology.
  • Designs and maintains appropriate work schedules for staff in assigned areas, adjusting staffing to match workload.
  • Is able to perform all Gross Room staff duties in assigned area, and provide backup coverage for various positions with assigned area.
  • Keeps the Supervisor advised of all personnel issues in a timely manner.
  • Maintains statistics and records such as workload, attendance, and utilization as required.
  • Monitors and oversees training of new Gross Room staff, as well current Gross Room Staff as needed. Accurately documents and maintains training records for all personnel in assigned area.
  • Participates in and enforces life-safety, biohazard/hazardous waste, infection control, and risk management policies, procedures and standards. Is responsible for identifying, reporting and initiating corrective action for any potentially harmful condition and/or behavior.
  • Participates in the competency assessment of all Gross Room personnel within assigned area.
  • Participates in updating and maintaining procedure manuals pertaining to assigned area, and acts as a resource for staff regarding policies and procedures, and obtains formal approval from Supervisor.
  • Instruct residents, fellows, and medical students in tissue dissection techniques
  • Schedules Gross Room teaching conferences
  • Dissects wet tissue specimens and dictates gross descriptions of tissue specimens and hardware
  • Preserve tissues for ancillary studies and tissue bank
  • Preserve tissues for departmental tissue library
  • Expected behaviors include adaptability to change, collaboration toward common goals, is self motivated and takes initiative.
  • Expected communication skills involve active listening and proper email etiquette.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in a work related field/discipline from an accredited college or university

Experience Qualifications
  • Three (3) years of progressively responsible, directly related work experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to foster effective working relationships and build consensus
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to learn new procedures and adapt to technological changes in the laboratory
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, multi-task, and adapt to changing priorities
  • Ability to speak and write English effectively at a level appropriate for the job
  • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area
  • Knowledge and technical proficiency in specialty areas assigned within the laboratory
  • Knowledge of infection prevention policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirements related to areas of functional responsibility
  • Knowledge of mathematics general science and laboratory techniques

These principles apply to ALL employees:

SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience

Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.

You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family's perspective:

  • Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care
  • Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health
  • Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordination

Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.