Atlantic Health System

Pathology Assistant I

Position Type
Allied Health
Morris Plains


Atlantic Health System is seeking a Per Diem Pathology Assistant at our Atlantic Consolidated Laboratory in the Histology Department to work varied shifts including every third weekend.


Under the direction of the Clinical Director, and Pathologist, a Pathologist Assistant will assist the Pathologist in the preparation and performance of all gross surgical examinations.



  • Surgical Pathology:
    • Assisting in the preparation and performance of surgical specimen dissection by ensuring appropriate specimen accessioning
    • Obtaining pertinent clinical information and studies
    • Describing gross anatomic features
    • Dissecting surgical specimens
    • Preparing and submitting tissue for histologic processing
    • Obtaining and submitting specimens for additional analytic procedures (flow cytometry, IF, EM etc.)
    • Assisting in photographing gross specimens
  • Autopsy Pathology
    • Assisting in the performance of post-mortem examination by ascertaining proper legal authorization
    • Obtaining the pertinent clinical data and studies
    • Notifying involved personnel of all special procedures and techniques required
    • Coordinating special requests for specimens
    • Notifying involved clinicians and appropriate authorities
    • Assisting in the post-mortem examination
    • Obtaining and submitting tissue for additional analytic procedures and assisting in photographing gross specimens
    • Assist and organize teaching materials
    • Responsible for assisting Pathology residents and training Pathology support staff in the proper techniques of post-mortem examinations in accordance with established policies and procedures
    • Responsible for maintaining the autopsy equipment as necessary


Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree from a Pathologist Assistant Program or related field required 


  • Master degree preferred


  • Pathologist Assistant Certification through ASCP preferred

Relevant Experience:

  • 2 years experience in Anatomic Pathology including surgical pathology, autopsy dissection, histology procedures/techniques, gross dissection of surgical specimens, frozen sections and post mortem examinations strongly preferred

About Us

Atlantic Health System aims to deliver the highest quality, safety and care combined the best experience for our patients and their families. We are confident that you will find success within Atlantic Health System, which has been named for the 14th year in a row to Fortune’s “Top 100 Best U.S. Companies to Work For” list. We believe you will find that our culture of collaboration and care exemplifies the value we place on our patients, their families and our employees.

EEO Statement

Atlantic Health System, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and federal contractor or subcontractor and therefore abides by applicable laws to protect applicants and employees from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetics, or veteran status.


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