[Histonet] FW: PA Supervisor Position, San Francisco

Morken, Timothy Timothy.Morken at ucsf.edu
Thu May 11 10:17:58 CDT 2017

We have a PA Supervisor position open at UCSF Medical Center. Oversees 3 grossing sites (3 hosptitals) and morgue/autopsy, trains residents.

Oversees 9 PA's, 4 accessioners, administrative staff.

Apply online at: http://jobs.ucsfmedicalcenter.org/

Job Description
Pathologists' Assistants Supervisor - Pathology-Morgue (SPEC)
Job ID: 12043
Job Code: 0461

Under minimal direction of the Directors, the incumbent serves as a supervisor and lead technical expert in the Surgical Pathology Gross Labs at Mission Bay, Parnassus and Mt Zion campuses, and in Autopsy at Parnassus, supervising and providing leadership and direction to certified and non-cerified Pathologist Assistants (PAs) and technical staff.

The incumbent's primary goals for this position are to train and educate residents and staff on grossing large and complex cancer resection specimens and create an efficient Gross Lab and Autopsy service.  In addition to serving as a practitioner, educator/role model for fellows, residents, and staff members on grossing complex specimens, it is the role of the supervisor to continuously interact and consult with the laboratory director(s), administrative director, lab managers, and designee. The incumbent determines the need to consult with pathologist, makes operational decisions, troubleshoots and resolves specimen receiving issues.

The incumbent serves as a lead technical expert in grossing the most complex cancer specimens (pancreas, breast, prostate, GYN, etc.) as well as simple benign resections and biopsies. The incumbent must have an extensive knowledge of the full scope of general PA technical duties in the laboratory when required (lab preparation, receiving, accessioning, cryostat frozen sectioning, staining of stat operating room specimens, gross sectioning, dictation, photography, etc.). The incumbent will participate in resident education as pertains to gross lab activities and maintain the departmental and web-based surgical pathology manual. The incumbent must also have a thorough understanding of what sections are essential, and perform duties efficiently (focusing on quality and quantity). The incumbent's responsibilities include handling the competency program and providing education sessions to staff to learn to gross large resections and complex cancer specimens.

As supervisor the incumbent recruits, hires, trains, completes performance evaluations, and resolves employee issues; provides orientation, completes competency assessments, maintains staff schedules, training and compliance documentation and operating procedure; maintains equipment for the laboratory and adheres to compliance requirements; proactively advises and assists faculty and residents planning research projects. As directed, the incumbent provides operational support in other managers' absence; as determined, works a variable schedule and rotates at other work sites as needed; provides technical and leadership support to the Electron Microscopy & Neuromuscular (EM & NM) Laboratory and Histology Laboratory as needed. Other duties are as assigned.
The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required.

Required Qualifications:

  *   Previous leadership experience in a hospital laboratory
  *   American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification must be maintained as long as one works in this position
  *   ASCP certified as Pathologists' Assistant
  *   Bachelor's degree
  *   Demonstrated proficiency in teaching, communication and interpersonal skills
  *   Knowledge of medical terminology, specifically understanding of Pathology
  *   Ability to organize and prioritize responsibilities and perform well under pressure to meet deadlines
  *   Excellent data entry, word processing, spelling, grammar, and editing skills
  *   Ability to assume leadership responsibilities and assist with operational oversight of Gross Rooms
The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required

Preferred qualifications

  *   Minimum five years' experience as an ASCP-certified PA
  *   A graduate from a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) accredited pathologists' assistant training program
  *   Master's degree
  *   Current Fellow member of the American Association of Pathologists' Assistants (AAPA) (highly preferred)
  *   Current Member of the American Society for Clinical Pathology
  *   Previous leadership experience in a hospital laboratory
Experience working in the Pathology Department of an academic health center


  *   American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification must be maintained as long as one works in this position
  *   ASCP certified as Pathologists' Assistant

Tim Morken
Pathology Site Manager, Parnassus
Supervisor, Electron Microscopy/Neuromuscular Special Studies
Department of Pathology
UC San Francisco Medical Center
505 Parnassus Ave, Box 1656
Room S570
San Francisco, CA 94143

(415) 353-1266 (ph)
(415) 514-3403 (fax)
tim.morken at ucsfmedctr.org<mailto:tim.morken at ucsfmedctr.org>

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