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Pathologist's Assistant - Anatomic Pathology - Full Time - Days

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Are you passionate about helping people? Do you want to make a difference in people's lives?

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine participates in the care of virtually every Cedars-Sinai Medical Center patient, using the most sophisticated methods for making accurate diagnoses in all areas of anatomic and clinical pathology. In addition, the department provides expert consultation services to the outside community. Our expert pathologists and clinical scientists are committed to improving precision medicine approaches, advancing basic science and translational research, and providing excellent training and education.

Do you work well in an industry where critical thinking is essential?

The Pathologist’s Assistant is a professional person who is qualified by academic and practical training to provide full service in Anatomic Pathology.

Your responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Assists in the preparation and performance of human surgical specimen dissection and gross description.
  • Coordinate and/or perform small and large gross descriptions and dissections of surgical and autopsy specimens. Instructs and monitors performance of clinical staff who grossly describes and dissects surgical biopsies and small grosses.
  • Coordinate frozen section activities with late dissections; freezes, cuts, stains and prepares slides as needed. Prepare tissues for microscopic examination
  • Assure that all specimens are appropriately logged, processed and disposed of in a timely and safe manner.
  • Coordinating teaching conferences and prioritizing and maintaining teaching materials.
  • Duties may also include assisting with QA statistics reports, clinical research, and other ancillary duties.
  • Perform all job duties with sensitivity and attention to the age and developmental issues of the patient population(s) being served.



  • Bachelor's Degree in a health science field with background in biology with a minimum of one year of experience as a Pathologists Assistant under the supervision of a certified pathologist by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology.
  • Certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) as a Pathologist Assistant preferred.

Physical Demands:

  • Frequent sitting and standing; occasional walking and bending; occasional lifting of materials up to 25 pounds for distances to 10 feet.
  • Responsiveness to auditory alarms and communication devices including telephones, beepers, fire alarms, mechanical failure alarms.
  • Near visual acuity including color differentiation
  • Working Title: Pathologist's Assistant - Anatomic Pathology - Full Time - Days
  • Department: Path-Surg Path
  • Business Entity: Clinical & Support Services
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Pathology / Lab
  • Job Specialty: Pathology
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Full-time
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Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu). For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through March each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment.

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