Kaiser Permanente Certified Pathologist Assistant in Irvine, California

Under the Supervision and Control of a Physician Pathologists, assists in the performance of anatomic pathology practice by: Preparation and examination of surgical pathology specimens. Performance of postmortem dissection with written description and preparation of tissue sections. Performance of other procedures related to Pathologist's duties. Performance of other technical, supervisory and/or functional direction duties within the scope of practice as directed by the pathologists of Chief Pathologist.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Perform postmortem examinations and descriptions.

  • Process surgical Pathology specimens including dissection, description and embedding for Pathologist's diagnosis.

  • Preparation of fine needle aspiration specimens.

  • Preparation of frozen sections for pathologist's interpretation.

  • Quality control and management of equipment and supplies in the surgical Pathology laboratory and autopsy suite.

  • Quality improvement activities and projects for the Pathology Department.

  • Uphold standards of practice, policies and procedures as contained in the Department's Policy and Procedure Manuals in the surgical pathology and Autopsy service.

  • Continued education and skills assessment concurrent with established and new practices and techniques as applicable in surgical and autopsy pathology.

Basic Qualifications:


  • N/A


  • Bachelor's degree

  • Graduate from a National Accrediting agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) accredited pathologist's assistant training program and/or a current Fellow of the American Association of Pathologist's Assistants (AAPA).

License, Certification, Registration

  • Fellowship and/or National Certification of Pathologist's Assistants must be maintained as long as one works at this position.

  • Certified as Pathologists Assistant from AAPA, ASCP or Approved By California State Department of Public Health.

  • Courses Required: Those courses required to meet Certification Requirements of an approved agency.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in Pathology Department preferred.


  • Position is primarily located at OC Irvine Pathology department, but may need to travel to OC Anaheim Pathology Department.

  • May need to work weekends or holidays as needed.

  • Days and starting times may vary per department needs.


TITLE: Certified Pathologist Assistant

LOCATION: Irvine, California


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.