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Path Aide – Quality Assurance Assistant


Path Aide – Quality Assurance Assistant

Position Type

Full-Time, One Year Position from June 2024-June 2025


Part of Allina HealthCare’s Central Laboratory in its Tenth Avenue Facility and is connected to the Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Monday – Friday; 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Reports to

Pathology Support Services Supervisor

Who is Hospital Pathology Associates?

Hospital Pathology Associates (HPA) provides pathology services to various healthcare organizations in Minnesota and Wisconsin and is the largest pathology private practice in Minnesota. We have an ensemble of highly skilled, seasoned pathologists and professional staff with a wide range of expertise not often found elsewhere. 

Our experienced team of pathologists examines and assesses lab samples to help healthcare providers make a diagnosis and guide treatment. Lab samples, also known as biological specimens, are tissues or bodily fluids gathered during a medical appointment or lab visit. We care for patients like you behind the scenes in our laboratories, and you are an essential member of our patient healthcare team.

Position Overview

Several years ago, HPA introduced a new position in their healthcare team to streamline workflow: the pathology aide. The pathology aide is critical in allowing pathologists to focus on diagnosing cases and enhancing patient care. 

For recent college graduates aspiring to become physicians or other healthcare professionals, few experiences are more valuable than serving as a pathology aide. Being a pathology aide provides hands-on experience in a medical setting and allows recent graduates to begin a career in medicine. Working alongside accomplished pathologists and other healthcare professionals at HPA offers a unique perspective into physicians’ daily responsibilities and challenges. As active healthcare team members, pathology aides gain valuable exposure to medicine and positively contribute to a medical facility’s day-to-day operations. In sum, the pathology aide position is a one-year, full-time commitment for aspiring healthcare professionals and is the connection graduates need to gain valuable healthcare experience!

The HPA Path Aide – Quality Assurance (QA) Assistant serves a critical role by directly supporting the QA program at HPA. Their duties includes managing information, coordinating communication, and analyzing data from the hospital and physician’s offices. This position works directly with the QA Pathologist and QA Supervisor to help oversee the group’s lean projects and quality initiatives.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collect, analyze, and present large amounts of data via Excel and electronic medical records (EPIC) for QA purposes and by individual pathologist request
  • Work directly with HPA QA Pathologist and QA Supervisor to assist with quality improvement and miscellaneous research projects 
  • Responsible for assigned projects such as: collecting data for pathology subspecialties concerning diagnostic rates/outcomes, running EPIC reports to find specific data (e.g., certain diagnoses or specimens), updating internal practice resources, etc.
  • Assist pathologists with outreach and telepathology scheduling
  • Assist other pathology aides as needed


  • An undergraduate degree with the intent to apply to graduate or medical school
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel and data analytics
  • Strong communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills 
  • Ability to keep a detailed and up-to-date project list 
  • Ability to learn processes quickly and manage time efficiently 
  • Self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented 

Why Work at Hospital Pathology Associates?

Being part of the HPA team means more than going to work every day – it allows you to have an impact on patient care and the ability to serve our community. At HPA, we strive for a welcoming, united, diverse, and enjoyable work culture that fosters employees’ personal development, health, and wellness.

In addition to having an exciting and impactful career, HPA offers a market-leading benefits package including:  

  • 100% Company-Paid Medical Insurance Premiums, including employer-paid Health Savings Account (HSA) contributions to cover your annual medical insurance deductible
  • Vision and Dental care reimbursement
  • Company-paid Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Company Paid Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid parking 
  • Bonus opportunity