Surgical Pathology Assistant

Shared Health - Winnipeg, MB (22 months ago)

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Surgical Pathology Assistant

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Days; Evenings; Weekends

Health Sciences Centre

Dynamic opportunities await you in your new career with Shared Health.

Shared Health is the not-for-profit corporation responsible for all of Manitoba's public laboratory services and for rural diagnostic imaging services. Our vision is to create a patient-first environment that provides quality laboratory and diagnostic imaging services supporting the health care needs of all Manitobans.

Shared Health is recruiting for the casual position of Surgical Pathology Assistant (PA) to be based in Shared Health’s Pathology Laboratory at Health Sciences Centre (HSC). Although the position will be based at HSC, the successful applicant will be required to provide coverage at other Shared Health pathology sites.

Under the general direction of the Charge Technologist and the Medical Site Manager (Pathologist), this position is responsible for the reception, gross description and dissection of surgical tissue specimens as well as selecting and preparing tissue specimens for processing in preparation for microscopic diagnosis.

The incumbent may be required to perform other related duties, as assigned, where such duties may include mentoring and assisting with training of new staff and students. As this is a floating position, the incumbent will also be responsible to the Charge Technologist and Senior Pathologist Assistant in the area which they are working.

Interested applicants must have the following qualifications:
Graduate of an accredited Pathologists’ Assistant Master’s Program (MSc) or equivalent. (Students currently enrolled in an accredited Pathologists’ Assistant Master’s Program (MSc) or equivalent, may also be considered)
Member of the Canadian Association of Pathologists (CAP-ACP) or able to attain membership.
3-5 years recent experience as a Pathologist’s Assistant (preferred).
Extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
General knowledge of medical disease processes.
Ability to gross a variety of complex surgical specimens.
Adheres to all personal safety and safety of others.
Knowledge of voice dictation systems e.g. Dragon Software.
Excellent organizational skills with flexibility and adaptability.
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office software).
A valid driver’s license may be a condition of employment for this position, at the sole discretion of the Employer.

Anticipated Shifts: Days/Evenings including Weekends; 7.75 hour shifts; as per schedule
Salary: $33.532 – $41.883 per hour, as per MAHCP contract

Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of degree/certification.

This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (Including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained not more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.

Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No provincial trial period applies as per Memorandum of Agreement – Application of Seniority.