Pathologist's Assistant

Gettysburg, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 55807

Position Summary:


General Summary:
Under the supervision of the Pathologist, provides anatomic pathology services. Assist with preparing and dissecting surgical specimens. Prepares and selects tissue samples for analysis. Qualified to do all the work leading up to (but not including) diagnosis - including tissue banking, gross examination of surgical pathology specimens, and complex surgical resections and autopsies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1 Participates in the examination, description, dissection, and processing of tissue samples and is also qualified to participate in gross autopsy dissection.
2 Assists with intraoperative tissue consultations and other special procedure tissue examinations and preparation.
3 Obtains biological specimens (e.g. blood, tissue) for studies such as flow cytometry, cytogenetics, immunohistochemistry, etc.
4 Photographs pertinent gross specimens or microscopic slides.
5 Ensures proper maintenance of equipment.
6 Cleans or assists in the cleaning of the Pathology suite and other appropriate sites.


Required Skills




Bachelor's Degree with a major or minor in a biological or allied health field

Minimum Experience: Needs to be a graduate of an accredited Pathologists’ Assistant program, have completed at least one year of clinical rotations.

Ideal candidates have 3 - 5 years experience conducting autopsy and surgical pathology grossing, and be ASCP certified as a PA or eligible to sit for the ASCP certification exam OR have earned a Bachelor’s degree in health sciences or a related field and be otherwise trained as a Pathologists’ Assistant with 2 or more years of experience grossing complex surgical specimens; experience in autopsy evisceration preferred.

Preferred Education: Master’s Degree




Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,500 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 19,000 employees, and 170 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Established in 1800, Adams County includes the borough of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Home to more than 100,000 residents, the town is a mecca for Civil War history buffs and visitors who come to tour the Gettysburg National Battlefield, Gettysburg National Military Park and see the annual Civil War reenactment.

Also located here is Gettysburg College, which has a strong academic reputation in liberal arts. The county is steeped in heritage, and offers a peaceful, country atmosphere, yet is a convenient drive to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD and Harrisburg, PA. The area's diversity attracts a lively local music scene, and his home to numerous restaurants and wineries, fresh-produce markets, a ski resort and more. Adams County residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, agriculture and manufacturing. (Patient population: 102,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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