Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency Pathologists' Assistant - Casual in Minneapolis, Minnesota


We are currently seeking acasual Pathologists'Assistantto join our team. This casual role will work on an as needed basis.

Under general direction, performs work of considerable difficulty performing, teaching, planning, evaluating, and coordinating activities in the Surgical Pathology and Autopsy Services section of the Laboratory


  • Performs specimen gross examination
  • Selects, dissects and submits tissue sections for microscopic examination
  • Performs frozen sections
  • Performs gross and microscopic photography
  • Prepares and utilizes necessary materials for teaching, training and evaluation of students (pathology residents, non-pathology residents, and medical students) and technical staff
  • Assists with and/or presents teaching conferences
  • Reviews autopsy authorization and patient information and proceeds accordingly
  • Performs autopsies as scheduled (examination, inspection, specimen collection, photography)
  • Assists in the preparation of the preliminary anatomic diagnoses of the autopsy
  • Maintains specimen storage (both short and long term) to meet regulatory, legal and teaching requirements
  • Collects data for and assesses quality indicators for surgical pathology
  • Maintains reliability and functionality of all tests systems as assigned
  • Knowledge of accrediting and regulatory agencies standards
  • Assists in the evaluation of equipment and instrumentation
  • Writes procedures and provides technical direction as needed to staff
  • Assists with billing and audits and assurance of compliance


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in biological sciences and completion of formal Pathologists’ Assistant training program -OR-
  • An approved equivalent combination of education and three years or more of on the job training experience Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities:
  • Customer service skills
  • License/Certifications:
  • Certification or eligibility for certification as a Pathologists’ Assistant by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), OR an approved equivalent

Title: Pathologists' Assistant - Casual

Location: MN-Minneapolis-Downtown Campus

Requisition ID: 182412