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Pathologist - GI Fellowship Job

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About the role:

Although the chief responsibility of the Pathologist is to examine and render a diagnosis on tissue and body fluid samples, he or she plays an integral role in the operation of the laboratory.  The Pathologist should never forget that he or she is the patient’s “other doctor”.
Your responsibilities include:

  • Gross and microscopic examination, evaluation, and diagnosis of surgical biopsy specimens and body fluids in an efficient and timely manner, necessary to meet the guidelines of laboratory performance
  • Assist the Medical Director and or Chief Pathologist with administrative responsibilities
  • Interact with members of the staff regarding issues of laboratory operation, quality control and quality improvement
  • Communicate and consult with staff, administration, and operations  regarding services in   the clinical laboratory
  • Provide on-call support as assigned by the Medical Director
  • Ensure that services provided are appropriate for patient care and meet regulatory/accreditation requirements
  • Evaluate laboratory’s compliance with state licensure laws, the College of American Pathologist Laboratory Accreditation Program and federal certification standards

493.1489(b)(6) Guidelines:
In the case of gross examinations, the pathologist may delegate to individuals qualified under ¤493.1489 the responsibility for the physical examination /description, including color, weight, measurement and other characteristics of the tissue; or other mechanical procedures for which a specific written protocol has been developed. The pathologist is ultimately responsible for the diagnosis related to the gross examination and must sign the examination report. The pathologist is not required to provide direct onsite supervision but is responsible for the accuracy of all test results reported. All physical examinations/descriptions of tissue including color, weight, measurement and other characteristics of the tissue; or other mechanical procedures performed in the absence of the pathologist by individuals qualified under ¤493.1489 must be reviewed within 24 hours by the pathologist. All microscopic tissue examinations must be performed by individuals qualified under 493.1449(b), (l) or (m), as appropriate. Reference:  Federal Register 2/28/92          Vol. 57 No. 40

What we’re looking for:

Basic Qualifications
Each person performing high complexity testing must possess a current license issued by the State in which the laboratory is located, if such licensing is required; and meet one of the following requirements: 

  • Be a doctor of medicine or a doctor or osteopathy licensed to practice medicine or osteopathy in the State in which the laboratory is located, or have earned a  doctoral degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology from an accredited institution.  GI Fellowship required
  • Have earned an associate degree in a laboratory science, or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution.
  • Have previously qualified or could have qualified as a technologist under 42 CRF 493.1433 published in March 14, 1990 (55FR 9538) on or before Feb. 28, 1992 until Sept.1, 1997
  • Have documentation of training appropriate to the testing performed prior to analyzing patient specimens.  Such training must ensure that the individual has skills required for proper specimen collection, including patient preparation, if applicable, labeling, handling, preservation or fixation,  processing, or preparation
  • Skills required for implementing all standard laboratory procedures;
  • Skills required for performing each test method and for proper instrument use;
  • Skills required for performing preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and calibration procedures related to each test performed;
  • Working knowledge of reagent stability and storage.
  • Skills required to implement the quality control policies and procedures of the laboratory
  • An awareness of the factors that influence test results
  • The skills required to assess and verify the validity of patient test results through the evaluation of  quality sample values prior to reporting patient test results

For blood gas analysis, the individual must be qualified under 493.1489(b) (1) (2)(3) (4);

For histopathology, tissue examination must be performed by an individual who meets the qualifications of 493.1449 (b) or (1) of this subpart.



About us

As a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years, our mission at Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) is to transform lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients. If you’re looking to truly make a difference to people both around the world and around the corner, there’s no better place to make it happen.

Boston Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Requisition ID: 366753


Boston Scientific
Full time
Alpharetta, Georgia 30009, US