Pathologists Assistant - Scottish Rite & Egleston:
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta Georgia

Requisition #:  30541     
Name of Location:   Scottish Rite



Performs evaluation, examination, description, dissection, and sectioning of gross tissue in anatomical, surgical, and postmortem pathology for microscopic evaluation and review under direction/supervision of licensed, board-certified pathologist. Actively promotes a lean work culture by performing group leader duties to encourage consistent use of lean principles and processes, including continually seeking work process improvements.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Biological or Health Sciences and graduate of a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences accredited Master's degree pathologist's assistant training program


  • American Society for Clinical Pathology pathologists' assistant within 1 year of employment or Master’s degree from approved pathology assistant program


  • No minimum experience required


  • NA


  • Proficient in computers, internet, multiple-interfaced systems, laboratory information system, and Microsoft Excel and Word or equivalent applications
  • Knowledge of photographic equipment
  • Strives for adult-adult relationships with colleagues, subordinates, and superiors
  • Strong organizational capabilities, good communication skills, enthusiasm, and willingness to work with others


  1. Prepares and performs surgical specimen dissection by assuring appropriate specimen accessioning, obtaining pertinent clinical information and studies, describing gross anatomic features, identifying anatomical structures within specimen, dissecting surgical specimens, and preparing and selecting tissue for further histologic processing and microscopic examination by pathologist according to prescribed training and lab manuals.
  2. Prepares tissue for additional analytic procedures such as immunohistochemical staining, flow cytometry, image analysis, microbiological cultures, genetic analysis, chemical analysis, and toxicology and assists in photography of pathological specimens as indicated or requested.
  3. Assists in performance of postmortem examination (external exam, in situ organ inspection, evisceration, dissection, dictation, recording data such as organ weights, presence of body fluids, gross anatomic findings).
  4. Selects and prepares tissue for frozen section analysis, histologic processing, and special studies.
  5. Obtains/reviews patient’s chart and other pertinent clinical data studies.
  6. Assists with frozen sections, special procedures, and research activities.
  7. Trains, instructs/orients, and mentors students, residents, coworkers, and other healthcare providers as necessary.
  8. Maintains morgue and gross room, including work environment, equipment, and supplies.
  9. Actively promotes a lean culture by performing duties to promote an understanding and consistent use of lean principals and processes.
  10. Facilitates implementation of lean process improvement ideas.
  11. Performs duties, makes decisions, takes actions, and strives to improve work processes using an awareness of how the work performed is valued by the customer.
  12. Follows departmental and system policies and procedures, including those pertaining to safety and compliance.
  13. Performs other duties as needed by department.


Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.


Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.


Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance

Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.

Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)


Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids



Location Address:  1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30342
Function:  Allied Health - Laboratory Services



Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. We have a total of 638 licensed beds among our three hospitals and 28 neighborhood locations. We are home to the only Level 1 and 2 pediatric trauma centers in Georgia, and we treat about 60 percent of pediatric trauma patients in the state.

  • We are ranked as a top pediatric heart care and heart surgery program by US News & World Report.
  • Our 27-bed unit is one of the largest dedicated pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Units (CICUs) in the Southeast.
  • We performed 634 cardiac surgeries in 2017. We are ranked No. 3 nationally in pediatric cardiac surgical and medical volumes.
  • Our Cardiac Stepdown Unit was recognized with a gold-level Beacon Award of Excellence. Our CICU was recognized with a silver-level Beacon Award of Excellence for nursing outcomes.
  • Our staff includes more than 50 pediatric cardiologists and three pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons.
Basic Qualifications