University of Utah Job Description
Performs and/or assists pathologists in accessioning, dissection, gross description, and histological sampling of surgical specimens ranging from small biopsies to large resections. Teaches dissection and descriptive techniques to entry level resident physicians and/or staff.
Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) plus national certification as a Pathologists’ Assistant from the American Association of Pathologists’ Assistants (AAPA) required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.
This position is not responsible for providing patient care.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
Incumbent must work independently by following strict rules and polices developed by the Hospital and DNV for autopsy services. All autopsy procedures must be reviewed and signed off by a licensed pathologist.
The work environment involves almost constant exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, toxic chemicals, biohazardous materials, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, and/or loud noises that requires following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment; pushes and pulls objects weighing up to 25 pounds; stands and/or walks for more than four (4) hours per day. Incumbents must possess fine motor coordination, clear speech, good visual acuity and color perception.
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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