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Pathology Technician

Company: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Location: DES MOINES
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U. S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U. S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


  • Under the direction of a pathologist or pathologist's assistant, performs gross description and specimen dissection of simple surgical specimens and prepares/fixes semi-complex surgical specimens.
  • Processes cytology specimens under supervision of cytotechnologists.
  • Performs instrument maintenance according to established protocols.
  • Assists pathologist and pathologist's assistants in performance of autopsies, and frozen sections.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and functionality of the morgue.
  • Registers patients in Atlas system and accessions cases in Cerner.
  • Identifies and logs specimens with incorrect, discrepant, or missing information, and resolves in partnership with the resolution department.
  • Monitor pending logs and resolve outstanding orders in a timely manner.
  • Discards surgical tissue according to policy.
  • Files slides and blocks.
  • Assists with training new employees.
  • Maintains supply inventories.
  • Supports and utilizes LEAN principles and standard work.


  • An earned associate degree in a laboratory science or medical laboratory technology, obtained from an accredited institution.


Education/training equivalent to the above that includes at least 60 semester hours or equivalent from an accredited institution. This education must include 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses OR 24 semester hours of science courses that includes 6 semester hours of chemistry, 6 semester hours of biology, and 12 semester hours of chemistry, biology, or medical laboratory technology in any combination.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated personal computer skills.

CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

Keywords: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, Des Moines , Pathology Technician, Other , DES MOINES, Iowa

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