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Pathology Support I in Nashville, TN at PathGroup

Date Posted: 2/28/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


This position is responsible for various duties supporting  lab procedures  including accessioning tissue specimen.  



  • 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.

Job Requirements


  • High school diploma or GED is required.


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