Senior Staff Pathologist- West Hills, California in Los Angeles, CA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 9/8/2020

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Senior Staff Pathologist- West Hills, California - Mon-Fri

Look for more than answers.  Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope.

You will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. You’ll have a role where you can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve.

At Quest, we are on a continuous journey of discovery and development. It’s this attitude that has made us an industry leader and the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. For those joining us, we offer exciting and fast moving career opportunities where you can affect change at a rate unheard of in many organizations of our size and scope. While we invest in and develop technology to drive our innovations, our ongoing success relies on our people.


 Provide diagnosis for biopsy specimens.


  • Performs diagnostic interpretation of biopsy and/or cytology material

  • Diagnosis to include: gross and microscopic evaluation, dictation, and electronic release of reviewed cases

  • Participate as an active medical member of the department with substantial diagnostic case responsibilities

  • Participate in client visits, peer consults, and continuing education

  • Perform quality control and assurance

  • Interact with ordering physicians who request to speak with a pathologist

  • Read and interpret laboratory data

  • Provide expertise and help to technologists and technicians to resolve problems

  • Participate in departmental professional Quality Control and Quality Assurance activities, e. g. Pathologist Competency Assessment Program



  • Doctor of Medicine

Work Experience:

  • At least 5 years of prior experience in an inpatient and/or outpatient laboratory setting or Board Certification in a subspecialty area within Clinical or Anatomic Pathology that is pertinent to the job position.

  • Experience in a large biopsy or cytology lab preferred

Special Requirements:

  • Medical Doctor, Board Certified in Anatomic Pathology and Certified for area of specialty or Eligible (required for continued employment).

  • Active unrestricted licensure for Business Unit location

  • Fulfill the responsibilities as listed in CLIA '88 if required

  • Be able to work flexible day shift hours

  • Occasional travel to meet clients may be required

  • Strong verbal and interpersonal skills

Key Word Search: Pathology, Surgical Pathology, Pathologist, Doctor, Surgical, Anatomic Pathology, Diagnosis, Biopsy, and Cytology.


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