Briana Kittredge, PA(ASCP)CM

Education

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 2011
Bachelor of Science in Anatomic Pathologists’ Assistant

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 2009
Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Professional Experience

Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona
Jan 2019 – Present, Pathologists’ Assistant

  • Dissection of simple and complex surgical specimens
  • Select tissue for frozen section analysis
  • Procure tissue for additional tumor analysis
  • Perform clinical autopsies including diening, tissue procurement for special studies, organ dissection, congenital heart disease donations, brain donations, taking photographs and radiographs, writing gross description and PAD’s.

  • Manage and procures the heart and lung specimens for the Congenital Heart Disease Lab in partnership with the Arizona State University Medical School.

  • Contribute to organization and workflow productivity
  • Software: CoPath, Cerebro, Dragon, SPOT Imaging, Apollo Enterprise Imaging, ChartMaxx

Dignity Health at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona
Aug 2017 – Jan 2019, Pathologists’ Assistant

  • Dissection of simple and complex surgical specimens
  • Select tissue for frozen section analysis
  • Procure tissue for additional tumor analysis
  • Perform hospital autopsies including organ dissection, brain donations, writing gross descriptions and PAD’s.
  • Contribute to organization and workflow productivity
  • Software: Cerner & VoiceBrook

Baylor Scott and White Temple Memorial Hospital, Temple, Texas
June 2017 – Aug 2017, Lead Pathologists’ Assistant
June 2015 – May 2017, Pathologists’ Assistant

  • Dissection of simple and complex surgical specimens
  • Select tissue for frozen section analysis
  • Procure tissue for additional tumor analysis
  • Lead training PA of pathology residents, PA students and grossing assistants
  • Contribute to organization and workflow productivity
  • Software: Fusion Voice, Powerpath, and EPIC

Clin-Path Associates, PLC, Tempe, Arizona
Aug 2011 – June 2015, Pathologists’ Assistant

  • Dissection of simple and complex surgical specimens
  • Clinical autopsies
  • Select tissue for frozen section analysis
  • Gross photography
  • Procure tissue for additional tumor analysis
  • Assist in training of bit grossers and grossing extenders
  • Contribute to organization and workflow productivity
  • Software: CoPath/dictaphone, Fusion Voice, Novopath, Powerpath, Cerner Millennium, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, Adobe Photoshop, and WordPress

Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Wyandotte, Michigan
2004 – 2009, Obstetrics Technician and Unit Secretary on Maternity Ward

  • Assisted physicians and nurses with in-patient and out-patient surgical procedures including Cesarean sections, circumcisions, dilation and curettages, and labor and delivery
  • Administered hearing tests and newborn phenylketonuria (PKU) screens
  • Recommended and improved organization and production of work flow for secretaries and nursing assistants
  • Monitored and assessed mother and infant vital signs, instructed patients on breast feeding, and infant and postpartum care

Northwest Family Practice, Reno, Nevada
2003, Medical Assistant for children and adults

  • Assisted physicians with out-patient surgical procedures
  • Administered vaccinations and immunizations
  • Measured and recorded patient vital signs
  • Reviewed patient medical histories, and performed secretarial duties

Community Care Services, Lincoln Park, Michigan
2000 – 2001, Secretary/Receptionist, Homeless Resource Team

  • Maintained client medical charts
  • Input medical billing data
  • Assisted in relocation of clients into shelters and HUD homes
  • Provided miscellaneous other client and secretarial services

Professional Associations

AAPA American Association of Pathologists’ Assistants
ASCP American College of Clinical Pathology
NAME National Associations of Medical Examiners

Professional Presentations

Poster presentation: AAPA National Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October 2010

Presentation: 8th Annual AAPA Spring Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, April 2019

  • Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease: What it is, what it isn’t and how we can reduce our exposure risks

Contact

AnatomicPathologistsAssistant@gmail.com

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