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Career Opportunity

Posting Number: 007-18
Date of Posting: 2018-01-12
Closing Date: 2018-09-30
Allied Health Professionals

Pathologist Assistant (Masters)

Owen Sound

Reporting to the Director Laboratory Service, the Pathologist Assistant provides services in Anatomic Pathology that helps increase the efficiency of the department and the pathologists.  The Pathologist Assistant must have excellent knowledge of human anatomy and assume major responsibility for the initial examination, dissection and gross dictation of tissue samples.

Qualifications / Skills / Abilities:


  • Successful completion of the Master’s program for Pathologists Assistant preferred; Canadian Certification Council of Pathologists Assistants; American Association of Pathologist’s Assistants (AAPA) registration or equivalent certification. 

  • B.Sc. or MLT with advanced level courses in anatomy and physiology or recognized equivalent

  • Membership in good standing with the PA section of CAP-ACP

  • Knowledge of initial specimen examination, gross dissection of tissue samples and dictation procedures, to be demonstrated; knowledge of preparation, storage and disposal of tissue

  • Must have extensive knowledge of medical terminology, gross anatomy, microscopic anatomy, microbiology and pathology required.

  • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology with special emphasis on the pathological presentation of disease

  • Knowledge and experience with CAP Cancer checklists

  • Experience with frozen section microtomy, staining and bone decalcification an asset.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of regulatory requirements (e.g. CSA, OH&S, etc.)

  • Experience with dedicated equipment and microscopes

  • Experience with the use of autopsy tools, their uses and maintenance preferred

  • Ability to interact effectively with others within and outside of the organization (i.e. staff physicians, nurses, patients, suppliers, other technical staff, clerical staff, coroners, funeral homes and patients’ relatives)

  • Voice recognition software experience is an asset. The PA is required to use electronic dictation for this position.

  • Ability to maintain accurate records and documentation

  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication

  • Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality

  • Availability to work all shifts, and on an on-call basis

  • Ability to handle exposures to infection, noise, odors, working interruptions and high pressure situations

  • Skills in leadership, conflict resolution, problem solving, decision making and critical thinking

  • Demonstrated evidence of and commitment to maintaining clinical competence through continuing education

  • Demonstrated knowledge of quality management and continuous improvement

  • Demonstrated responsibility, accountability, and sound financial management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks and manage projects

  • Strong team skills and diplomacy with a proven ability to perform duties independently, with a high degree of motivation and minimal supervision

  • Demonstrated ability to embrace and support change

  • Demonstrated commitment to excellent attendance and schedule flexibility

  • Recent satisfactory attendance and performance records

  • Knowledge of and adherence to GBHS ‘CARE’ Behaviors (Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence)

  • Advocates and supports a culture of patient safety and demonstrates an understanding of how the department service and assigned responsibilities contribute to overall patient safety at GBHS through patient safety knowledge, skills and attitudes

To be considered for this position, please submit a resume to the address or fax number below or complete the On-line Application form. Applications must be received in Human Resources no later than 4 p.m. on the closing date. Grey Bruce Health Services is an equal opportunity employer.

You can submit your resume to one of the following:

Phone: 519-376-2121 extension 2014
Fax: 519-372-3949
Mail: Attn: Human Resources Department
PO Box 1800
1800 8th Street East
Owen Sound, ON N4K 6M9


Contact HR

Mailing address: 1800 8th Street East Owen Sound, ON N4K 6M9

(519) 376-2121

(519) 372-3949


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