Pathologists Assistant - Two (2) Opportunties - Provincial Health Services Authority

Posting Date:Mon, 27 Feb 2023
Date to Apply By: Until Filled
Estimated Start Date: To be Determined
Address: 330 East Columbia Street, New Westminster V3L 3W7 & 13750 96th Avenue, Surrey V3V 1Z2
City: Surrey & New Westminster

Two (2) Pathologists Assistant Opportunities!

LM Labs

New Westminster & Surrey, BC


What you’ll do

  • Review patient charts for assigned autopsy cases and prepares a preliminary summary of clinical information. Notes special procedures or investigations to be performed and reviews autopsy consent with the Pathologist.
  • Ensure completion of all pertinent documentation.
  • Prepare for and perform post mortem prosection, including external examination, in place organ inspection, removal and dissection of organs, special procedures; records observations; and selects tissue samples for further study.
  • Review preliminary and final autopsy findings with the attending Pathologist; dictates reports, including observations, interpretations and correlation of clinical history and pathological findings as reviewed with the pathologist, for approval and signature of the responsible Pathologist.
  • Direct the preservation and storage of autopsy / surgical pathology tissues for clinical, medical, legal, and research/education purposes as consented.
  • Process surgical pathology specimens, including prosection of placentas, selects tissue samples for histological examination, and may screen tissue slides for further processing and study, interprets findings and performs special procedures as indicated under the supervision of attending pathologist.
  • Supervise and coordinate the work activities of morgue staff by organizing work assignments and advising staff on workflow processes. Provides orientation to new staff in autopsy procedures. 
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area according to established policies and procedures.


What you bring

  • Bachelor of Science Degree with courses in Human Anatomy.
  • Completion of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Registry (BOR) Pathologists’ Assistant Certification Examination or the American Association of Pathologists' Assistants (AAPA) Fellowship Examination.
  • Three (3) years recent related experience in a clinical setting or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

You will have demonstrated:

  • Interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to be self-motivated, manage time, and work independently.
  • Ability to operate related equipment and use related software.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the job.
  • Ability to teach and supervise. 
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).


What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.


Job Type: Two (2) Regular, Full-Time Opportunities!

Wage: $35.71 to $44.63 per hour

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Hours of Work: Rotating; Various days and start times

Requisition Numbers and Locations

  • 141062E - 330 East Columbia Street, New Westminster V3L 3W7
  • 141065E - 13750 96th Avenue, Surrey V3V 1Z2



As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.



What we do


Lower Mainland Laboratories (LM Labs) provides laboratory testing at 31 sites across the lower mainland and central coast of BC, including acute care hospital laboratories and specialty laboratories.


LM Labs is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).


The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.


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PHSA and LM Labs are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.


Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

Please use the following contact information to apply for this job:
Contact Name: Kelly Hull
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Contact Phone: 604-314-2761
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- last updated March 2023 -