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Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre

The ROYAL VICTORIA REGIONAL HEALTH CENTRE, proud recipient of the Healthy Hospital Innovators Award, is a state-of-the-art, 500,000 square-foot facility located in Barrie, Ontario, one of the fastest growing cities in Canada.

Our team of over 250 skilled physicians, 2155 caring staff members, and 1,100 dedicated volunteers provides outstanding healthcare specializing in Cancer Care, Surgical Care, Critical/Emergency Care, Medical Care, Mental Health as well as Women and Children’s programs. Annually the RVH admits more than 15,500 patients, delivers more than 2300 babies and handles more than 80,000 visits to the Emergency Room.

Position:  Pathology Assistant #7153

Region:  Barrie & Area


  • Performing gross examination including complex cancer resections, dictation and sectioning of pathologic specimens for the examination and diagnosis by Pathologists as per protocol
  • Reviewing and correcting transcribed gross descriptions in Laboratory Information System (LIS)
  • Photographing gross specimens
  • Loading tissue processors
  • Assisting in setup and performance of postmortem examinations under the supervision of a pathologist
  • Teaching and providing presentations to new staff, pathology residents and rotating medical students
  • Interacting with the surgical services and clinics regarding tissue specimens submissions for processing
  • Coordinating the temporary storage, retention and disposal of tissue specimens
  • Participating in initiatives related to the RVH Strategic Plan, Laboratory Quality Management System and Ontario Laboratory Accreditation requirements
  • Assisting in the development and maintenance of procedure manuals, reports, and data
  • Ensuring all RVH policies and procedures are followed
  • Performing other administrative, operational ,teaching and other duties as may be assigned

Job Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of Master's program for Pathologist's Assistant preferred; Canadian Certification Council of Pathologists’ Assistants; American Association of Pathologists’ Assistants (AAPA) registration and/or equivalent certification preferred
  • B.Sc. or MLT with advanced level courses in anatomy and physiology or recognized equivalent
    Membership and participation in a relevant professional organizations
  • Extensive knowledge of medical and technical terminology, gross anatomy, microscopic anatomy, microbiology, and pathology required
  • 3- 5 years practical and related current experience in large complex and simple specimen gross required
  • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology with special emphasis on the pathological presentation of disease
  • Knowledge and familiarity with CAP Cancer Checklists
    Experience in assisting with/performing autopsies preferred
  • Demonstrated ability in examining, describing, dissecting and photography of small and complex large surgical specimens of all tissue types
  • Experience with frozen section microtomy, staining and bone decalcification an asset
  • Demonstrated proficiency with keyboarding, Laboratory Information Systems (Meditech preferred), MS Office, internet use and other computer software
  • Voice recognition software experience an asset
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively and professionally with staff, physicians, volunteers, patient families, and visitors
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and perform tasks in a cost effective manner
  • Ability to perform duties independently and as a team member, with high degree of motivation and independent judgment
  • Knowledge of Ontario Laboratory Accreditation requirements an asset
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellent attendance and schedule flexibility
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing education and performing mandatory reviews
  • Demonstrated strong critical thinking and problem-solving ability

Salary:  $35.41 - $43.90/hour (to be discussed)

Terms of Employment:  Full-Time

Deadline for Application:  Friday, August 18, 2017

How to Apply:  Applications accepted only via, click on RVH Career Opportunities and search for Requisition #7153.

Location:  Barrie, Ontario

Profession Type:  Other

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