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Pathology Aide – Workflow Coordinator

Position

Pathology Aide – Workflow Coordinator (three open positions)

Position Type

This position is part of our Pathology Aide Program, which is a full-time seasonal position from June 2023-June 2024

Location

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

Schedule

Monday – Friday; First shift: 5:00 AM – 1:00 PM; Second shift: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM; Third shift: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (workflow coordinator’s schedules will rotate)

Reports to

Pathology Aide 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. HPA cares for its patients behind the scenes in our laboratories, and as a pathology aide – workflow coordinator, you are an essential member of our patient healthcare team.

Pathology Aide Program

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 the daily responsibilities, and challenges physicians face. 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!

Position Overview

HPA workflow coordinators are the primary organizers and distributors of glass slides emanating from the Allina histology, cytology, and hematology laboratories. After receiving the slides, workflow coordinators organize, prioritize, and distribute patient cases to pathologists facilitating an orderly and efficient workflow using “Lean” processing principles. The position involves an exhaustive review of electronic medical records and familiarity with medical terminology, as workflow coordinators gather the relevant information a pathologist would need to diagnose a case properly. Additionally, workflow coordinators will occasionally work on special projects and assist the education coordinator. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for receiving, organizing, prioritizing, and distributing cases throughout the workday 
  • Identify and retrieve specific clinical information from patients’ charts and outside healthcare facilities
  • Communicate and problem-solve with multiple pathologists and hospital personnel
  • Assist the education coordinator and quality assurance coordinator as needed 

Qualifications

  • An undergraduate degree with the intent to apply to graduate or medical school 
  • Initiate changes independently and demonstrate personal accountability
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently during periods of high workload
  • Adapt and respond to problems in an efficient and creative manner
  • Proficient written communication and data management skills
  • Self-motivated, organized, and 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

Join Our Company!

If you are a good fit for our company, we would love to hear from you! Check out our website www.hpath.com and apply today by submitting the following information:

  • Cover Letter (please rank your top four preferences for pathology aide positions – education coordinator, quality assurance assistant, workflow coordinator, and operating room runner – from 1 to 4 in a numbered list, then use your cover letter to explain why you should be selected for the position you ranked as #1) 
  • Resume 
  • Unofficial transcript 

All applications must be submitted by February 3rd. You will be notified by February 10th if you are selected to interview. If chosen for an interview, applicants are expected to complete an interview on February 25th. The interview will consist of a series of short interviews with pathologists and the current pathology aides. If circumstances allow, we will invite you to come in person to HPA’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital campus in Minneapolis (2800 10th Ave S Suite 2200, Minneapolis, MN 55407) to complete this interview.