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Pathologists' Assistant I - Surgical Pathology (Per Diem)

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Job Ref:

Irvine, CA 92602

Pathology/Clinical Laboratory

Job Type:
Per Diem


Pay Rate:
$49.75 - $79.59 per hour

Pathologists' Assistant I – Surgical Pathology (Per Diem)

Join the transformative team at City of Hope, where we're changing lives and making a real difference in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses. City of Hope’s growing national system includes its Los Angeles campus, a network of clinical care locations across Southern California, a new cancer center in Orange County, California, and treatment facilities in Atlanta, Chicago and Phoenix. our dedicated and compassionate employees are driven by a common mission: To deliver the cures of tomorrow to the people who need them today.  


Join our team at City of Hope as a Pathologist Assistant, where you will play a critical role in the examination and preparation of surgical specimens! Your responsibilities include receiving, examining, and processing specimens for diagnosis, as well as assisting in autopsy prosection and photography. You'll also prepare specimens for fixation and embedding and perform frozen section procedures. Additionally, you will actively participate in various departmental activities, including patient services, research, teaching, and technical procedure development. Your contributions are vital to advancing our diagnostic capabilities and providing exceptional patient care!  CLICK HERE to learn more about the Lennar Foundation Cancer Center. 


As a successful candidate, you will: 

  • Perform processing and grossing of surgical specimens for anatomic pathology.
  • Perform routine and complex autopsies.
  • Accession of surgical specimens in the laboratory information system 
  • Assist with duties related to surgical pathology and autopsy services.
  • Use Epic Beaker LIS (highly preferred)


Your qualifications should include:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Pathologist Assistant studies
  • 0-1 year of experience as a certified Pathologist Assistant in an anatomic pathology laboratory
  • ASCP / AAPA Pathologist Assistant certification or must be ASCP/AAPA Pathologist Assistant certified within 6 months of hire date.

Additional Note:

  • Per Diem Hourly Rate: $74.16 / hr

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