Pathologist Job Description: Top Duties and Qualifications

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Pathologist job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

  • Pathologist
  • Pathologist (5+ Years’ Experience)
  • Surgical Pathologist
  • Clinical Pathologist
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Example 1

Your Opportunity: If you are a Speech Language Pathologist who loves to work with children, then this position might be just what you’re looking for! As our Speech Language Pathologist II you will be working both independently and as part of an inter-professional team, responsible for providing assessment and intervention services to primarily preschool (and some school aged) children and their families at the Red Deer 49th Street Community Health Centre. Red Deer is located in Central Alberta near the midpoint of the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor and is surrounded by Red Deer County. It is Alberta's third-most-populous city - after Calgary and Edmonton with just over 100,000 citizens. Red Deer has plenty of education options: public schools, private schools, francophone programs and post-secondary institutions. There are several multi-use recreational centers including the Collicutt Centre, [website] Dawe Community Centre and Michener Aquatic Centre and several golf courses. You'll love living in this beautiful city which has all the amenities you could need and still offers a small town, friendly feel. Join a team of skilled and dedicated health care professionals, support staff and physicians who promote wellness and provide health care every day, all across the province. We're passionate about what we do. Discover interesting and challenging work, where you have the opportunity to grow your skills, collaborate with teams, and make your mark as you contribute to a healthy Alberta. Description: As a Speech Language Pathologist, you will provide clinical professional practice both independently and as a part of a collaborative team, which may include external partners. You will be responsible for providing prevention, health promotion, identification, assessment, intervention, and case management. You will participate in planning, coordination and delivery of rehabilitation services in collaboration with families, healthcare professionals and other partners. Your leadership and interpersonal skills will aide you in supervising students and providing clinical guidance to other staff as appropriate. You will use your clinical expertise to inform ongoing quality improvement, service integration, and program development. Classification: Speech Pathologist II Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH Department: Speech Path Child & Youth 01 Primary Location: Red Deer 49th Street Community Multi-Site: Not Applicable FTE: 0.90 Posting End Date: 24-JUN-[phone number]Employee Class: Regular Part Time Date Available: 16-AUG-[phone number]Hours per Shift: 7.75 Length of Shift in weeks: 2 Shifts per cycle: 9 Shift Pattern: Days Days Off: Saturday/Sunday Minimum Salary: $41.58 Maximum Salary: $55.25 Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required Required Qualifications: Completion of master's degree in Speech Language Pathology. Active or eligible registration and practice permit with the Alberta College of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (Acslpa). Additional Required Qualifications: As Required. Preferred Qualifications: Experience with pediatric clients. Experience with complex needs and AAC, childhood apraxia of speech, fluency, feeding and swallowing.

Example 2

Sandbox Speech Therapy is hiring a casual, contract Speech Language Pathologist for therapy with children. Please note that the therapist will start with 1-2 clients with potential to increase to a larger caseload. As such, this position will not be of interest for candidates looking for full-time caseloads. This is a remote based position that includes home visits and online appointments. * Conduct assessments and write reports * Provide therapy and write progress notes * Report to clinical lead * Participate in team Experience and Qualifications * Registered Speech Language Pathologist with a Master’s Degree * A member in good standing with the College of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists of Manitoba * Effective communication skills with colleagues, clients and their families * Ability to work independently with minimal supervision * Accepting of respectful feedback to improve clinical practice * Understanding and lived practice of inclusivity Schedule * Flexible schedule, work life balance, make your schedule work for you Why work for us? * We believe if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life * Billing, booking, and marketing is taken care of through our online platforms Part-time hours: 0-5 per week Job Types: Part-time, Contract Salary: $65.00-$95.00 per hour Education: * Master's Degree (preferred) Work remotely: * No

Example 3

*Office : * 1 Permanent Full-Time Bilingual position for the Prescott-Russell Territory *Salary: * $ 70,088.20 to $ 80,098.20 annually *Description OF JOB*: The individual organizes, prepares, and delivers both in-person and virtual speech and language pathology assessment/treatment and education programs to preschool children and their family/caregivers. *Qualifications: * * A Master’s Degree in speech-language pathology. * Eligibility for Caslpo membership. * Experience working with young children and their family/caregivers. * Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. * Excellent communication skills in English and French. * Must possess a valid driver’s licence and the use of an automobile. Reference ID: 72-[phone number]Application deadline: [phone number]12-08 Job Types: Full-time, Permanent Salary: per year Additional pay: * Overtime pay Benefits: * Company pension * Dental care * Disability insurance * Extended health care * Flexible schedule * Life insurance * On-site parking * Paid time off * Vision care * Wellness program * Work from home Schedule: * 8 hour shift Education: * Master's Degree (required) Language: * English and French fluently (required) * eligibility for Caslpo membership (required) Work remotely: * Yes

Pathologist job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Pathologist job summary

Our hospital is seeking an experienced Pathologist who can become part of a team that is focused on learning more about disease transmission. The Pathologist will be responsible for analyzing laboratory data and conducting research that adds critical detail to previous clinical studies to help bring us closer to identifying the sources of several diseases. The ideal candidate for this position will have a background and strong interest in the study of autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis.

Pathologist responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

  • Work directly with imaging scientists to create analysis algorithms that drive 3D modeling based on various laboratory sample results
  • Combine data from several different sources, including genomic data sets, into a single observational study
  • Work with other team members to translate biomarker evaluations into useful clinical data
  • Conduct ongoing analysis of clinical data to increase confidence throughout the study in the results being achieved
  • Lead a segment of the team on identifying the proteins and other tissue elements required to lead to cures for certain diseases

Pathologist qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

  • MD required
  • 3+ years’ experience in clinical medical research
  • Ability to utilize ISH Target Expression and other biomarker evaluations
  • Strong teamwork skills required
  • CAP-ACP registration required
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