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Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Marietta, Georgia

About this job


Core Responsibilites and Essential Functions:

  • General Duties and responsibilities
    * Performs gross examination, description, and sectioning of surgical specimens in a manner that meets professional standards and satisfies approved protocol requirements.
    * Assists with or performs dissection and gross description of autopsies.
    * He/she must have sufficient computer skills to accession specimens.
    * Additional laboratory related computer skills beyond this level are not required but would provide a valuable contribution to the system.
    * Photographs specimens as needed and maintains photography equipment.
    * Assists with preparation of frozen sections.
    * Responsible to the Administrative Director of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
  • Strives to make the WellStar Statement of Values part of their daily work activity.
    * Strives to make the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of those served top priority.
    * Works to deliver the best customer service with a human touch.
    * Works toward providing high-quality healthcare.
    * Maintains positive interaction with co-workers.
    * Strives to develop a work environment that is conducive to a satisfying and enriching career.
    * Maintains positive relationships with Medical Staff.
    * Uses resources and supplies efficiently to ensure quality and service accessibility.
  • Takes responsibility for meeting general requirements.
    * Maintains attendance/punctuality in accordance with system policy and procedure.
    * Adheres to dress code and is neat in appearance.
    * Wears and displays ID badge appropriately on the upper torso while on duty.
    * Maintains an organized and clean work area.
    * Assists with maintaining a neat and clean facility (picks up papers, reports, spills, etc.).
    * Maintains confidentiality as outlined in system policies.
    * Limits equipment/computer use to work related functions.
    * Willingly performs other duties as assigned.
    * Completes task within designed time lines.
    * Follows employee conduct expectations as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Takes responsibility for identifying and meeting own learning needs.
    * Identifies self learning needs and seeks opportunities for improvement.
    * Participates in 6 hours of education classes per year.
    * Completes additional designated and required educational classes.
    * Maintains standards of professional practice.
    * Recognizes personal limitations and/or seeks assistance as needed.
    * Attends 50% scheduled department meetings. If unable to attend, reads minutes and documents.
  • Supports and participates in system/hospital/unit performance improvement efforts to
    enhance and improve services.
    * Incorporates the philosophy of quality and performance improvement into daily routines.
    * Actively searches for methods to improve customer service or patient care.
    * Uses internal resources to enhance knowledge and skill to improve customer service and performance improvement.
    * Assists other employees to improve their skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrates principles of team work within the system/hospital/unit.
    * Acts as a resource and a mentor by understanding a teammate?s learning needs and abilities and adapting teaching/managing style to meet these needs accordingly.
    * Assists with team prioritization that effectively utilizes own energy and resources.
    * Demonstrates ability to give constructive feedback and effectively resolve conflict.
    * Identifies trust issues and working toward establishing an environment of mutual understanding and respect.
    * Serves as a positive role model to peers and assigned staff in the delivery of patient care personal conduct, and personal appearance.
    * Contributes to the development of cohesive group relations.
    * Ensures and maintains confidentiality in relation to patient/family/significant other/hospital.
    * Resolves issues through positive problem-solving techniques that promotes integrity of all parties involved.
    * Responds willingly to special needs of unit/department.
    * Demonstrates flexibility in scheduling of time.
  • Demonstrates leadership abilities and utilizes sound management principles.
    * Implements and monitors standards according to policy and procedure.
    * Assigns responsibilities giving consideration to the skill and experience of staff.
    * Addresses inappropriate behavior or poor work performances displayed by staff; documents and communicates such to appropriate individual in accordance with system procedures.
    * Monitors equipment, supplies and reserves on hand and environment to assure for the safe and timely delivery of patient care.
    * Supervises assigned staff in the performance of their duties including providing input into performance evaluations.
    * Participates in the orientation/training of employees and students.

Required for All Jobs:

  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all WellStar Health System policies, standards of work, and code of conduct.


Required Minimum Education:

  • High school diploma Required 
  • Formal medical transcribing Preferred and
  • Associate's Degree Preferred

Required Minimum Experience:

  • Less than 1 year Six months transcription experience in medical setting with pathology experience Preferred and
  • Knowledge of Pathology Information System billing, Tumor Conference preparation (all genres), Pathologist. Peer Review and CAP Anatomical Tumor Forms preferred as appropriate Preferred

Required Minimum Skills:

  • Computer skills and medical terminology with pathology specialty preferred.
  • Demonstrates initiative, proficiency and good judgment to optimize the use of other allied healthcare providers time.
  • Must be high organized, efficient, and multifunctional with ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Has excellent written and oral communication skills and experience in medical terminology and excellent customer service.
  • High motivation and successful working independently and in a timely manner is required

Additional Licenses and Certifications:

  • Certification or eligible for certification by American Association of Pathologist Assistants (AAPA) Required