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Pathologists' Assistant Certified

Company: Arup Laboratories, Inc
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


Monday - Friday (40 hrs/wk)

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (flexible)

Department: Gross Dissection Lab - 371

Primary Purpose:

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.

About ARUP:

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.

Essential Functions:

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 Policy.


* 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 specimens.

Other Functions

* 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 assigned

Physical and Other Requirements:

Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.

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 in handling.

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 colors.

Continuing Education: Continual assessment of current literature and best practices.


Keywords: Arup Laboratories, Inc, Salt Lake City , Pathologists' Assistant Certified, Other , Salt Lake City, Utah

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