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Lancaster General Hospital

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5070 LAB-Pathology

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POSITION SUMMARY: Performs routine and complex dissection, description, examination and interpretation of tissues and other specimens obtained from surgery, aspiration, biopsy, and autopsy.  Provides consultative and problem-solving support to Medical Staff and Technical personnel.  Provides medical direction for assigned Laboratory sections, subject to review by the Director of Laboratories.  Patient care includes care to patients in the following age groups: neonatal (birth to 30 days), pediatric (30 days through 12 years), adolescent (13 through 18 years), adult (19 through 64 years), and geriatric (65 years and above).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

  • Performs gross examination and dissection of biopsy, surgical, and autopsy specimens.  Selects and prepares tissues for microscopic processing.  Performs microscopic examinations and renders interpretation and diagnosis in accordance with established procedures.
  • Examines, interprets and diagnoses specimen materials or results referred by Cytology and other Laboratory sections requiring pathologist review.
  • Performs gross consultation and/or frozen section in the operating room suite for the Surgical Staff, issuing direct verbal and written reports of findings.
  • Contacts Medical, Surgical and Dental Staff members and other personnel, as required, to recommend testing protocols, assist in interpretation of Laboratory data, and resolve problems in lab services requiring Pathologist intervention and input.  Serves as consultant of the Medical Staff in the definitive diagnosis of disease states.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:

  • Accepts assignment to weekend, holiday and night call/duty rotation to support essential and emergency Laboratory and Blood Bank services.
  • Provides Pathologist supervision of lab sections assigned by the Director of Laboratories, including involvement in the selection of new procedures and equipment, review and revision of procedures, review and investigation of the section's routine Quality Control Surveillance reports and all other aspects applicable to the performance of section.
  • Participates in regular departmental and staff meetings to discuss and resolve general and specific concerns in inter- and intra-departmental operation.
  • Participates in Medical Staff, Hospital and/or Laboratory Committees, Programs and Projects, as assigned by the Director of Laboratories.
  • Prepares and delivers lectures and other educational programs for the Medical Staff and the School of Medical Technology as instructed by the Director of Laboratories.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • A doctoral degree in Medicine, Osteopathy or one of other related sciences and Board certified in Clinical Pathology AND Anatomical Pathology is required, issued by the American Board of Pathology.
  • Lancaster General Hospital requires a current license in PA as MD/DO for this position.


  • Two (2) to five (5) years experience in anatomic and clinical pathology.
  • Experienced in Clinical Chemistry.
  • Experienced in Molecular Pathology.

LGH Full Time Posted on 07/01/2019