Autopsy Assistant

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Mount Nittany Health
April 15, 2022
State College, Pennsylvania
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Autopsy Assistant

Job Locations US-PA-State College
ID 2022-2960 Mount Nittany Health Entity Mount Nittany Medical Center Department PATHOLOGY Category Technicians/Patient Care Support Type Wage Payroll Primary Shift Day/Eve/Night Schedule Various Weekends Includes Weekend Work Holidays Rotating Holidays

Why Mount Nittany Health?

At Mount Nittany Health, we provide high-quality patient care with a unique combination of the latest in clinical technology and compassionate medical professionals. We are committed to improving both the quality and availability of healthcare in our region and seek to hire only the best to support the communities we serve.


Assists the Pathologist with technical duties and procedures before, during and after an autopsy.




1) High school graduate with interest in chemistry andbiological sciences.

2) Preference given to applicants with one year or more of college chemistry or biology.




1) Prefer a minimum of one year of experience in a laboratory environment.

2) Completion of a minimum of 3 cases required.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities


1) Must be able to safely lift/maneuver cadavers using power lift.

2) Must be mobile and able to assist the Pathologist in various sitting/standing/kneeling positions.

3) Must be able to assist the pathologist with all issues concerning the head of cadavers.

4) Attention to verbal commands/hearing is crucial to performance of this position.

5) Required to handle all clinical instruments within the morgue.

6) Required to handle all biohazards in a safe manner.

7) Required to handle sample preparation and workups.

8) Ability to work in at a high stress level.

9) Ability to work with cutting materials (i.e. scalpels, scissors, needles, saws, etc.) in a safe manner is required.

10) Ability to bend and reach in sometimes awkward positions during specific procedures is crucial to performance of this position.

11) Completes requirements of mandatory education as required by The Joint Commission.

12) Keeps abreast of latest technical developments within each section of Pathology.

13) Keeps customers and co-workers informed on a regular basis.

14) Works as a team and is cooperative and willing to help team members.

15) Maintains privacy and confidentiality.

16) Keeps a clean work environment. Ensures all work areas are clean with no blood visible on equipment or the floor.




1) None required


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