Monday - Friday (40 hrs/wk)
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (flexible)
Department: Gross Dissection Lab - 371
The Pathologists' Assistant - ASCP Certified performs autopsies
and routine, specialized, and high complexity gross dictation and
dissection of surgical pathology specimens. Provides direct
assistance to staff and residents in the performance of autopsies
and gross dissection - is the technical "expert" in the Autopsy and
Gross Dissection departments. Provides direct assistance to staff
and residents in the performance of postmortem examinations, gross
dissection of surgical specimens, and School of Medicine tissue
procurement and laboratory set up.
ARUP Laboratories is a national clinical and anatomic pathology
reference laboratory and an enterprise of the University of Utah
and its Department of Pathology. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
ARUP proudly hires top talent to create a work environment of
diversity, professional growth and continuous development. Our
workforce is committed to the important service we provide to over
one million patients each month. We always strive for excellence
and have a strong desire to have involvement with the advances in
medicine and the role laboratory services plays within each
patient's life. We never forget that there is a patient behind
every specimen we receive.
We are looking for individuals who want to contribute to ARUP's
culture of accountability, integrity, service, and excellence.
Consider joining our dynamic team.
Gross Dissection Lab
* Triages and accessions surgical specimens in accordance with
established procedures. * Preparation, gross description, and
dissection of surgical specimens ranging from small biopsies to
large and/or high complexity resections. * Performs frozen sections
and histological submissions in accordance with current procedure.
* Submit all work labeled appropriately, with all required
paperwork and/or logs, and in a timely manner * Maintain the Gross
Room in a clean, orderly, well-stocked and well-maintained manner.
* Complete all necessary paperwork in a timely manner and in
accordance with established procedures. * Serve as a technical
resource in teaching dissection and descriptive techniques to
residents and technical staff. * Responsible for the dissection for
all specimens listed in AP-GR 2012 Gross Room Staff Authorization
* Assists pathology residents and staff pathologists with
comprehensive autopsy procedures (pre, during and post) at UUHSC. *
Prepares for autopsy by receiving the body, obtaining necessary
documentation, and setting up environment to facilitate autopsy
procedures. * Maintains cleanliness of the autopsy suite by
performing post examination cleaning and sterilization as per
procedure. * Examines and dissects autopsy specimens specific to
tissue type, anatomic features, and pathologic process as directed
by the staff pathologist and residents. Submits tissue necessary
for pathologic diagnosis. * Performs documents and reviews
departmental quality control following appropriate procedures. *
Assists in properly labeling, identifying, and preparing of autopsy
* Develops and maintains scientific and technical expertise in
the given laboratory areas. Contributes to lectures and staff
in-service sessions. * Updates personal skills and knowledge to
remain current and become efficient and proficient in the position.
* Consults with the Medical Director(s) regarding technical issues
when appropriate. * Participates in the evaluation of new products,
reagents, instruments, and procedures. Continually strives to
improve quality, efficiency and economy. * Attends in-services and
meetings to assure job competency and communication within ARUP. *
Performs assessment of peers performing non-waived testing as a
Qualified Observer after two years' experience. * Other duties as
Physical and Other Requirements:
Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at
Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
Mobility: The person in this position needs to occasionally move
between work sites and inside the office to access file cabinets,
office machinery, etc.
PPE: Biohazard laboratory environment that requires use of
personal protective equipment in accordance with CDC and OSHA
regulations and company policies.
ARUP Policies and Procedures: To conduct self in compliance with
all ARUP Policies and Procedures.
Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally,
and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds
of force constantly to move objects.
Fine Motor Control: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise
working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as
Vision: Having close, far, and peripheral visual acuity to
perform a variety of tasks such as make general observations of
depth and distance.
Color Vision: Perception of and ability to distinguish
Continuing Education: Continual assessment of current literature
and best practices.