Ascension Health Pathologist Assistant in Detroit, Michigan

Job ID: 252762

Pathologist Assistant

Detroit, Michigan


Additional Job Information

Title: Pathologist Assistant

City, State: Detroit,MI

Location: StJohnHospital&MedCen - 34028

Department: Lab Pathology Anc 001

Additional Job Details: PRN,Rotating,Weekly

Rotational shift and may work Saturdays and holidays.

About Us

St. John Providence Health System is a member of Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit Catholic Health system in the United States.

Our Mission, Vision and Values: St. John Providence Health System, as a Catholic health ministry, is committed to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals in the communities we serve, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable.

Our Values: We are called to: Service of the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom, Creativity and Dedication

Our Vision: Our passion for healing calls us to cultivate trust, advocate wellness, and transform healthcare.

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Pathologist Assistant provides anatomic pathology services under the supervision of a pathologist .


  • Performs gross description and dissection of human tissue surgical specimens for microscopic examination, holding and transport/shipment, ensuring proper identification and accessioning.

  • Prepares specimens for cytological studies and maintains surgical and medical cytology reports.

  • Assists with fine needle aspirations performed in Radiology and physician offices.

  • Prepares cases for and assists with the coordination of cancer conferences.

  • May assess and/or process frozen section laboratory specimens according to established histology laboratory policies.

  • May perform, under the direction of a pathologist, postmortem prosection.



  • Required Credential(s):

  • One or more of the following:

  • American Society for Clinical Pathology certification required or registry eligible and must obtain ASCP certification within one year of hire date. American Association of Pathologist Assistants (AAPA) certification considered for those who obtained initial certification prior to 2009.


  • Bachelor's Level Degree

  • Bachelor's degree required, including courses in biological science, chemistry, and mathematics Successful completion of a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) accredited Pathologist Assistant program required

Work Experience:

  • Two years in a busy surgical pathology laboratory preferred.

How To Apply

If you are interested in joining the St. John Providence Health System team, click here to search for a job and complete an online application.

Current associates should apply through the Associate Portal at

Then follow this navigation: myAscension > myLinks > Associate Links > HR > My Career> Job Opportunities.

Equal Employment Opportunity

St. John Providence Health System is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The information requested on this application will not be used for any purpose prohibited by law. If you require assistance or an accommodation to complete this application, please let us know.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:


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Reasonable Accommodation

St. John Providence Health System provides reasonable accommodation so that qualified applicants with a disability may participate in the selection process. Please advise us of any accommodations you request in order to express interest in a position by e-mailing: . Please state your request for assistance in your message. Only reasonable accommodation requests related to applying for a specific position within St. John Providence Health System will be reviewed at the e-mail address supplied.

Thank you for considering a career with St. John Providence Health System.

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