Akron Children's Hospital Careers

Pathologists' Assistant

Akron, Ohio

Job Description

Exciting new opportunity for a Pathologists’ Assistant to join our growing team to meet our service needs. New graduates are welcome to apply.


Primary duties include:


·        Performs daily standard and specialized procedures for preparation, gross description, and dissection of pediatric surgical tissue as well as autopsy procedures for processing under supervision of staff pathologists.

·        Assures appropriate specimen accessioning and prepares tissue for histologic processing.  Operates and maintains the morgue/grossing room in accordance with standard operating procedures.

·        Triages specimens such as blood, tissue, and toxicological material for ancillary studies and for quality and research protocols.

·        Utilizes photography including acquisition, processing, and archiving using digital imaging resources.

·        Assists histotechnologists with processing responsibilities.

·        Occasionally provides instruction for residents and lab personnel.

·        Assures proper maintenance of equipment, adequate supplies, and cleanliness of work environment.

·       Provides administrative and managerial function as appropriate.


  • Bachelor’s degree required and successful completion of Pathologists' Assistant Master’s degree with certification or eligibility for pathology assistant certification by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
  • If no ASCP certification at time of hire, it must be completed within 12 months from the start date.
  • Ability to perform surgical grossing skills as outlined for the position summary required.
  • Knowledge and experience with personal computers including word processing, and ability to utilize lab information systems (LIS) required.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills needed for interaction with all members of the healthcare team. 
  • Additional experience or interest in quality/performance improvement, billing/coding, or laboratory safety preferred.


Akron Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.

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