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Pathology Assistant - Locum

Office: Airport Way Lab


Northwest Permanente, P.C. is currently seeking a Board Certified or Eligible Locum Pathology Assistant to join or growing medical group.


Northwest Permanente, P.C. is a self-governed (physician led), multi-specialty group of over 1500 physicians, surgeons, and clinicians, caring for over 600,000 members in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Kaiser Permanente is one of the nation's pre-eminent health care systems, a benchmark for comprehensive, integrated and high quality care.


At Northwest Permanente, P.C., health care specialists in all disciplines will discover opportunities to forge their own unique career paths in an innovative and collaborative professional community.


Collaborative Care

Our team members take great pride in providing excellent, patient-centered care. This is why we strive to reciprocate their efforts by offering them the meaningful work, team-based care, and personal recognition that help create the best possible work experience.


Excellent Opportunities

When you choose a career with us, you are also afforded a variety of opportunities to grow or hone your skills set. We offer leadership, research, and teaching opportunities, as well as new physician mentorship programs, cross-specialty collaboration, career growth and stability. In addition, we provide highly competitive compensation and benefits, and award-winning health and wellness programs for physicians, staff, and their families.


Innovating Medical Care

When you join our remarkable team of physicians, surgeons, clinicians, administrative professionals, researchers, and educators, you will find a place where you can be proud to build your career and make your unique contribution to the medical world.


At Northwest Permanente, P.C., we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Northwest Permanente, P.C. believes that diversity, inclusion, and equity among our employees is critical to our success and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.


  • PA(ASCP) or Exam Eligible Required
  • Prior experience preferred
  • No weekend or night call
  • Additional responsibilities possible depending on experience and training
  • 18 Pathologists, 5 Pathologists' Assistants
  • 60,000 Annual Surgicals
  • 25 Yearly Autopsies
  • No Pathology Residents

The candidate will:

Be a graduate of a NAACLS-certified PA training program and/or PA(ASCP) BOR certified

Perform the macroscopic description and dissection of all surgical specimens ranging from simple to complex cases including pertinent macroscopic information for the staging of complex cancer cases. 

Prepare and submit tissue sections for light microscopy. 

Obtain samples for ancillary studies (flow cytometry, cytogenetics).

Perform frozen sections and assist with intraoperative consults.

Assess renal biopsy specimens for adequacy by evaluation of the presence of glomeruli.

Prepare touch preparations/imprints/squash preparations

Perform postmortem examinations including:

    • External examination
    • In situ organ inspection
    • Evisceration
    • Dissection and dictation or recording of data including organ weights, measurements, presence and quantitation of body fluids, and macroscopic anatomic findings