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Providence Health & Services Pathologist Assistant in Santa Monica, California


Providence is calling a (Full Time - Variable Shift) Pathologist Assistant to Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, CA.

In this position you will:

  • Under the general supervision of the Administrative Director of the Laboratory provide support to the Anatomic Pathology Department by assisting the Pathologists in all the functions of Surgical Pathology.

  • Perform and assist with a high degree of accuracy in the gross examination of tissue, including but limited to surgical and post-mortem specimens.

  • Perform some or all of the duties in one or more laboratory sections; coordinate with nurses, doctors and support staff in correct receipt, accessioning and preparation of tissue.

  • Prepare tissue for testing, dispatches specimens to department or referral laboratories, and receives/processes/disseminates requests / specimens / reports / test results as indicated.

  • Receive / give testing information.

  • Prepare and cut frozen sections.

  • Participate in and assist in several functions of Histology and Cytology.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • A.A. degree or equivalent including sixty units including 6 units each in chemistry and biology OR graduate of a Pathology assistant training program or a recognized mortuary science school.

  • Medical Terminology

  • Good manual dexterity and mobility.

  • Fax, photocopy, and other administrative duties.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • One year experience in all phases of anatomical Pathology, Cytology and Histology.

About the hospital you will serve:

Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, is part of Providence Health & Services, an integrated, not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, medical clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities in the western United States. Founded in 1942, Providence Saint John’s Health Center enjoys a reputation for clinical excellence across many disciplines.

The 266-bed health center has a medical staff of more than 900 physicians, 1,800 employees and a host of volunteers who share a commitment to providing quality care for all.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Phlebotomist & Lab Support

Location: California-Santa Monica

Req ID: 221295