Pathology Technical Assistant - Histology

Job Location US-NC-Winston-Salem
Job Opening ID
Forsyth Medical Center
Anatomic Pathology
Work Schedule
PRN Details
Monday-Friday 12:00p-8:30p, rotating weekends on call
Job Status


“Exciting opportunity for on-the-job training through Novant Health’s Pathology Technical Assistant to transition into a Histotech Career Pathway.”


The Pathology Technical Assistant is responsible for performing all specimen processing procedures in the Anatomic Pathology department, including, but not limited to: specimen pickups, cytology processing, preparation of touch prep slides and smears, and STAT cutting sections of frozen tissue within defined turnaround times. Demonstrates knowledge of human tissue types and appropriate protocols, provides support for specimen collection procedures including fine needle aspirations and bone marrow collection. The PTA is responsible for maintaining gross rooms, stain lines and restocking lab areas, accurately and chronologically files slides and maintains slide filing with a constant in and out flux based on pathologist and customer needs. The Pathologist Technical Assistant also ensures and monitors staff for quality, productivity and efficiency, is responsible for ensuring policies and procedures are followed. They will advise and assist in the orientation and training of other personnel on equipment and software as necessary and may be responsible for assisting in autopsy and preparing sections of body tissue for examination by a pathologist to diagnose body dysfunction and malignancy. This includes the preparation of tissue specimens of human origin for diagnostic or teaching purposes. Employee occasionally travels to community hospitals for assistance with frozens. Position includes weekend and holiday on-call (rotating assignment). Come join a remarkable team where quality care meets quality service, in every dimension, every time.


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At Novant Health, one of our core values is diversity and inclusion. By engaging the strengths and talents of each team member, we ensure a strong organization capable of providing remarkable healthcare to our patients, families and communities. Therefore, we invite applicants from all group dynamics to apply to our exciting career opportunities.




  • Education: High School or GED, required. Associate’s Degree, preferred. 
  • Experience:  Three years of relevant pathology and/or specimen processing experience preferred.   
  • Additional Skills/Requirements required: Knowledge of current medical terminology to perform full range of laboratory tasks. Knowledge of medical terminology to communicate with medical staff regarding laboratory procedures and results. Skill in anticipating and reacting calmly to emergency situations. Skill in developing and maintaining department quality assurance. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, hospital staff and the public. Ability to follow written protocols. Ability to work independently. Ability to communicate clearly.


It is the responsibility of every Novant Health team member to deliver the most remarkable patient experience in every dimension, every time.

  • Our team members are part of an environment that fosters team work, team member engagement and community involvement.
  • The successful team member has a commitment to leveraging diversity and inclusion in support of quality care.
  • All Novant Health team members are responsible for fostering a safe patient environment driven by the principles of "First Do No Harm".


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