Certified Pathologists' Assistant - IWK Health Centre

Posting Date:Fri, 25 Oct 2019
Date to Apply By: Until Filled
Estimated Start Date: To be Determined
Address: University Avenue
City: Halifax

Department/Program: Anatomical Pathology, Diagnostic Services & Maritime Medical Genetics
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Req ID: 44205
Union Status: Healthcare Bargaining Unit
Compensation: $31.4606 - $39.5304/hour
Posting Date: October 22, 2019
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Start Date: ASAP

The IWK Health Centre is an internationally recognized and respected academic health sciences centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing tertiary and primary care for two million women, children, youth and families across the Atlantic region. The IWK is committed to a workplace where our staff, physicians, learners and volunteers reflect the patients, families and communities that we serve. We seek and encourage applicants who reflect our broad diversity, and we are committed to reducing barriers to employment and career growth.

Position Summary
The Certified Pathologists' Assistant is an intensively trained allied health professional who performs a variety of anatomical pathology services under the direction of a specialist Anatomical Pathologist. The role includes the initial handling, dissection and gross examination of surgical and autopsy tissues; dictation of findings and selection and submission of appropriate tissues for pathological diagnosis. The Certified Pathologists' Assistant contributes to divisional efficiency by performing a broad range of tasks including the preparation and gross examination of tissues in the setting of surgical and non-forensic autopsy pathology thereby allowing the pathologists’ time to concentrate on diagnosis. The Certified Pathologists' Assistant role is to facilitate the practice of medicine by pathologists by helping to standardize and enhance the overall quality in the practice of anatomical pathology.
Hours of Work 7.5 hour shifts; Monday-Friday, Weekends, Holidays; Standby and Callback Qualifications
•Completion of an MSc, Pathologists’ Assistant (PA) Program
•Certification with the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) required
•Minimum of 2-5 years of related clinical experience required. Experience in a pediatric setting an asset
•Demonstrated knowledge of principles, methods and techniques related to procurement of specimens •Experience with gross dissection, frozen section micrometry and staining an asset
•Must have excellent knowledge of divisional practice, legal acts, and regulations governing the profession •Must have strong knowledge of technical, scientific processes related to division
•Excellent time management, organization and problem solving skills.
•Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
•Demonstrates ability to develop and sustain internal/external partnerships.
•Demonstrates understanding of and commitment to family centred care.
•Competencies in other languages an asset; French preferred.

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Please use the following contact information to apply for this job:
Contact Name: Arlene MacAskill
Contact Address: University Avenue, Halifax, NS
Contact Email: arlene.macaskill@iwk.nshealth.ca
Contact Phone: 902-470-3939
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