Duke University

United States

July 19, 2022


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Work Arrangement:

Requisition Number: 198010

Regular or Temporary: Regular


Durham, NC, US, 27710


Date: Jun 14, 2022

Occupational Summary

Assist in performance of autopsy and surgical pathology services. Work independently when performing professional duties associated with the preparation, performance, and completion of autopsies, and examination and/or preparations of the surgical pathology specimens, with general supervision of pathologist.

Work Performed

Select and identify tissue for microscopic study; determine proper fixative solutions in which tissue will be maintained. Triage specimen received from surgery; dictate gross findings on selected specimen using appropriate terminology; refer tissue sections for microscopic review by Pathologist or Resident.Maintain records of surgical pathology specimen dissections and dictation; assist in the compilation of reports for surgical pathology; label and store gross tissue specimen. Perform specialized procedures such as frozen sections and decalcification; maintain and coordinate specimen and records for specialized procedures using appropriate protocols; submit request for special histologic procedures and special stains when appropriate. Photograph specimen samples as appropriate for use in instruction and documentation. Perform photomicroscopy on cases considered for interdepartmental conferences or for teaching purposes; maintain complete and accurate records of all gross and microscopicphotographs. Assist pathologist with eviscerations, grossa natomic dissection, and in obtaining appropriate sections for microscopic examination; assist in training of techniques and procedures to staff interns and residents. Remove organs ,portions of bone, or other samples of tissues for any specialized study or research; collect special materials for toxicological, viral and bacteriological assays.Maintain records; file x-rays; maintain facilities; lab el and store gross tissue obtained during autopsy;monitor and order supplies. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Basic knowledge of human anatomy, macrosurgical techniques, general laboratory skills.Under standing of safety and infection control requirements of position. Demons trated ability to obtain and prepare tissue for evaluation, provide assistance to pathologists, in a timely and quality manner. Proficiency in pre paring and maintaining records, use of electronic communications tools and software.

Level Characteristics


Minimum Qualifications Education

Bachelor's or Master's degree from an accredited Pathologist Assistant program.



Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Certification by the American Association of Pathologist Assistants.

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