The Pathologist, with expertise in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, will provide high complexity tests, offered by Caris Life Sciences, for theranostic cancer profiling including, histo-pathologic diagnoses, immunohistochemical and in situ hybridization tests, select areas of tumor (microdissection) for molecular analyses, and will provide consultations on the findings to the ordering physicians.
- Provide microscopic pathologic examination of submitted specimens.
- Evaluate adequacy of specimens for testing and make recommendations when limited specimen is available.
- Provide interpretation of immunohistochemical (IHC) stains.
- Provide interpretation of in-situ hybridization (ISH) stains.
- Review batch and instrument quality control stains as needed.
- Provide final review all elements of a tumor profiling service and sign-out the report.
- Consult with peer Pathologists on cases as requested or needed.
- Participate in Quality Assurance programs, i.e., serve as reviewer for cases and participate in intradepartmental conferences to ensure and improve accuracy of diagnoses and quality of care.
- Train and supervise pathology assistants, and may participate in medical students, residents and fellows engaged in specialty training.
- Follow established policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, safety, environmental, and/or control standards.
- Promote and work to improve relationships with clinicians and the pathology community.
- Assist as needed to perform other related duties and special projects as required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Experience
- Ability to provide the highest level of tumor profiling support for cancer patients and advancement of science of oncology.
- Ability to learn internal software programs for diagnosis/case management purposes.
- Proven ability to learn and collaborate with others in a complex, multi-functional and highly specialized environment.
- Ability to communicate findings effectively in writing and in person.
- Requires a high degree of care and attention with strict adherence to defined clinical testing protocols.
- Demonstrated skills and high level of attention to detail in technical performance of the performed tests and ability to troubleshoot.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, Outlook, and general working knowledge of Internet for business use.
- Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
- Drive for Results (Service, Quality, and Continuous Improvement) – Ensure procedures and processes are in place that lead to delivery of quality results and continually reassess their effectiveness to achieve continuous improvement.
- Communication – Proficient verbal and written communication skills. Willingness to share and receive information and ideas from all levels of the organization in order to achieve the desired results.
- Teamwork – Commitment to the successful achievement of team and organizational goals through a desire to participate with and help other members of the team.
- Customer Service Focus – Demonstrate a focus on listening to and understanding client/customer needs and then exceed service and quality expectations.
Education, Certification/Licensure, and/or Experience
- The Pathologist must be a M.D. or D.O. with AP or AP/CP Board certification or Board eligibility (for recently trained individuals).
- Additional training/experience in Surgical Pathology, Immunohistochemistry or fellowship training (with Board eligibility or certification) in Molecular Pathology is welcomed but not required.
- Eligibility for licensure in Arizona and other states to satisfy needs of the national referral laboratory providing services across the USA.
- Additional advantage will be given to applicants with the record of publications using immunohistochemistry, in-situ hybridization or molecular genetic testing methods particularly in cancer investigations.
- Will work at a computer some of the time.
- Visual acuity and analytical skill to distinguish fine detail.
- Must possess ability to sit for long periods of time.
- Ability to lift up to 5 pounds.
- May have exposure to high noise levels in the data center, fumes and bio-hazardous material in the lab environment. Exposure to formaldehyde, xylene, DAB and alcohol which emit fumes. The formaldehyde, xylene, and DAB are carcinogenic.
- May be required to handle blood-borne pathogens and general laboratory reagents.