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Pathology Assistant – Surgical Pathology

Nova Scotia Health Authority

This is a Contract position in Fort Mcmurray, AB posted July 12, 2021.

Click here to apply as an internal applicant.

Req ID: 110017 Location: Central Zone, MacKenzie Building
– QEII Company: NSHA Department: PLM Surgical Pathology Type of Employment: Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) x 1 position(s) Union Status: NSGEU Posting Closing Date: 16-Jul-21 Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia.

We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians.

We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province.

Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need.

This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.

Responsibilities A Pathologist Assistant performs the initial handling, dissection and gross examination of surgical and autopsy tissue; dictating and documenting findings, as well as directing, selecting and submitting appropriate tissue for pathological diagnosis.

Pathologist Assistants are allied health professionals and are able to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, histology and basic pathology.

Pathologist Assistants increase the efficiency of the surgical and autopsy pathology service to allow the pathologists more time to concentrate on microscopic diagnoses.

The Pathology Assistant may be required to perform the autopsy prosection itself; procuring appropriate tissues and organs, dissecting tissues and submitting the required tissue for pathological diagnosis.

Qualifications Graduate of an approved MSc Pathologist Assistant program preferred; or a graduate of an approved Medical Laboratory Technology program with a minimum of four years progressive experience in a Pathology Laboratory.

Preference will be given to technologists with formal or hands-on training and experience in grossing procedures.

Must be eligible for licensure with NSCMLT Experience with Cerner LIS preferred Previous background in anatomy, physiology, histology, pathology and medical terminology Must have demonstrated customer service skills; leadership skills; excellent organization and technical skills; as well as good decision-making skills Ability to work both independently/unsupervised and in a team oriented environment Ability to communicate effectively and professionally Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application.

Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Hours of Work Long Assignment Full Time Position; 75 hours bi-weekly With an approximate start date of July 5, 2021 and an expected end date of July 5, 2022 (approx.

12 months) These are anticipated dates and may be subject to change Shiftwork including evenings, weekends and holidays are required Salary Information Pathology Assistant: $32.0925.4609
– $39.1550 hourly Thank you for your interest in this position.

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.

Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

Criminal Record Check Proof of education & training certifications Proof of any additional required qualification Valid registration with the relevant licensing body Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation Proof of SIN number Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above.

This is a Healthcare bargaining unit
– NSGEU position.

Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment.

Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve.

Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants.

Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.