Job Description

Pathologists' Assistant

Requisition IDreq10788
Working TitlePathologists' Assistant
Position GradeCE15
Position Summary

Under general supervision of a pathologist, independently performs or assists in accessioning, dissection, evisceration, description, autopsy, and histologic sampling of a full range of surgical specimens. Assists faculty in the supervision and training of entry level resident physicians and fellows in pathology.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Performs and/or assists pathologists in the accessioning, dissection, evisceration, description, autopsy and histologic sampling of a full range of anatomical specimens.

2. Supervises and trains entry level resident physicians in pathology methodology and procedures, under guidance and within protocol parameters provided by medical professional staff. May train technical staff in evisceration techniques.

3. Performs frozen sections and other intra-operative consultations, within established protocol and procedural parameters.

4. Coordinates the acquisition of tissue specimens used for research purposes.

5. Maintains a file of digital images. Directs the acquisition of high grade digital photographs.

6. Participates in the accessioning and labeling of specimens, specimen storage and disposal, and the maintenance of reagents and equipment.

7. May complete postmortem examination reports.

8. May review, interpret, and present findings.

9. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

10. May collect evidence and ensure integrity.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Current certification from the American Association of Pathologists' Assistants or the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) is preferred.
  • Must be credentialed per UNM HSC policies and procedures if billing for services under Medicare/Medicaid.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • Subject to credentialing process; must maintain credentialed status.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited Pathologist Assistant program or in a medical or scientific field; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Requirements
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentOffice of the Medical Investigator (389A)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Date10/31/2020
Pay$5,449.60 (min.) to $8,174.40 (max)
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredYes
For Best Consideration Date10/7/2019
Application InstructionsPlease provide a cover letter and resume including education.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

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