Pathology Support Floater - 6468 in Nashville, TN at PathGroup

Date Posted: 11/23/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday: must be available between 7:00am - 9:00pm to cover positions/with occasional Saturday coverage.


This position is responsible for various duties supporting  lab procedures  including accessioning tissue specimen.  This position is considered a floater.  The person in this position must be trained on the protocols of all locations in the region that is serviced. This position fills-in for Pathology Support I staff.



  • Accession all tissue specimens and make cassettes.
  • Assist pathologist and pathologist assistants in cutting room.
  • Perform frozen sections (location dependent).
  • Properly hang tissue on the processors.
  • Responsible for determining/selecting specimens for grossing.
  • Photograph specimens (Polaroid, digital, and 35 mm).
  • Prepare tissue to be sent out for further testing such as Lymphoma Phenotyping, Quantitative Iron studies, etc.
  • Operate the Faxitron machine for specimen radiographs.
  • Check campus surgery schedules for probable frozen sections, collect specimens from all campus surgery locations ensuring they are properly listed, and check the surgery board for add cases, cancels, and late specimens (location dependent).
  • Records the number of cases daily, maintains the log of decal specimens, and keeps quality control charts on equipment in the accession and cutting room.
  • Prepare routine solutions, maintain an inventory of supplies and store in proper location and keep a clean work area.
  • Responsible for proper disposal and handling of hazardous waste to include xylene recycling (i.e. xylene, reagent alcohol, formaldehyde, B5) and dispose of specimens according to procedures.
  • Perform routine maintenance on cryostats, both in house and in outlying hospitals (location dependent).
  • Run Quality Control reports, extracting data into monthly reports to Anatomic Pathology. (location dependent)
  • Receive incoming calls and answer questions about reports/handling tissue. (location dependent)
  • Review procedure manuals and stay current with procedural changes that have occurred.
  • Exercise all laboratory safety precautions and adhere to lab procedures as stated in procedure manuals.
  • Perform all job responsibilities in alignment with the industry’s best security practices and regulatory guidelines to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of protected health information and other sensitive company data.
  • Must be familiar with and abide by the Corporate Compliance Program and all Corporate policies, including the Privacy and Security policies.


  • Work with other departments within PathGroup and subsidiaries.
  • Nothing in the job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • High school diploma or GED is required.


  • Minimum two years of previous health care environment job-related experience is preferred.