Pathologist's Assistant - Gettysburg Hospital

Gettysburg, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 55807

Job Description:

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 Responisbilities

  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.


  • Bachelor's Degree with a major or minor in a biological or allied health field
  • 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
  • Schedule
  • Wellspan Gettysburg Hospital is seeking a second Pathologist’s Assistant to provide coverage at Wellspan Health and Surgery Center in Hanover, PA on the first, third and fifth (if applicable) Fridays of each month. The PA’s primary responsibility will be to provide on-site, immediate processing of breast specimens.


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WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 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.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

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Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

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.

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)