As a pathologist, you'll work within the medical laboratory of a hospital. You may provide clinical support for the lab or oversee its management.
In histopathology, you will be mostly lab-based.
Although specific tasks vary according to your specialty, there are some responsibilities common to all specialities and you'll typically need to :
Examine and talk to a range of patients, using diagnostic skills to determine what tests need to be carried out
Support and advise clinical staff to help them choose the correct tests
Work alongside healthcare scientists while they complete laboratory tests
Educate colleagues in the use and limitations of each diagnostic investigation
Provide advice and interpretation of test results and the appropriateness of further investigations
Conduct ward rounds and outpatient clinics (as a histopathologist patient contact is limited, unless you're undertaking a specific role such as taking fine-
needle aspiration cytology specimens in breast clinics)
Undertake managerial responsibilities, such as planning the workload and staffing of the department, especially at more senior levels
Supervise and teach junior medical staff (depending on your post)
Carry out research and keep up to date with new information relevant to your field.
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