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Certified Pathology Assistant ( Overnights )
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #15934

Lighthouse Lab Services is the leading provider of clinical laboratory personnel. Currently, we are working with an independent laboratory near Los Angeles, CA, that is looking for a Certified Pathology Assistant to join their team. This will be a third shift, Monday-Friday 8:00pm-4:30am position.

The certified Pathology Assistant provides assistance in the interpretation of histologic specimens; and technical advice upon request. Performs complex postmortem examinations and autopsies on received tissue specimens within the histology laboratory; and gross dissections of all surgical specimens.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:
· Perform complete dissection, gross description, selection and submission of tissue for microscopic examination and special studies following departmental guidelines.

· Follow the laboratory's procedure for specimen handling and processing.

· Adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies and procedures.

· Assist other areas rotations within the department with specified assignments in a timely manner after the assigned job has been completed.

· Ensure a professional environment is maintained.

· Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and work to correct or report the problem.

· Maintain high ethical standards and integrity in performing the assigned duties.

· Knowledge of hazardous waste management.

· Knowledge of personal protection measures and blood borne pathogens.

· Experience cutting frozen sections is desired.


· Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry or a related science

· Certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathology

· No experience required with the completion of a NAACLS accredited PA program

· 2+ years of grossing experience small biopsies and complex surgical cases

· Experience in a high volume clinical laboratory environment is preferred

· Proficient with computers; Familiarity with laboratory information systems are a plus

· Knowledge of quality control and quality assurance processes

· Strong communication skills; both written and verbal

· High level of attention detail along with strong organizational skills

· Knowledge of hazardous waste management and personal protection measures

· Ability to handle the physical requirements of the position

· Must be able to pass a standardized color vision screen

· Flexibility to work overtime or other shifts depending on business needs

· Ability to work both independently and in a team environment

· High level of attention to detail with the ability to problem solve

· Strong communication skills; both written and verbal

· Ability to work overtime when needed

– 401K
– Health, Vision, Dental Insurance
– Paid Holidays

About us:
At Lighthouse Lab Services, we offer solutions to help start, grow, and run clinical laboratories. Our recruiting team has over 18 years of proven success placing job seekers in positions ranging from entry-level Medical Technologists to seasoned Laboratory Directors. We recruit nationwide, for permanent and travel positions with clients ranging from small hospitals to large reference laboratories.
It is the policy of Lighthouse Lab Services to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Lighthouse Lab Services is committed to working and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including persons with disabilities.

If at any time during the application process, you need an accommodation, please contact recruiting@lighthouselabservices.com for assistance.
Lighthouse Lab Services | 844-974-1929 | lighthouselabservices.com

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