Job Description

Payroll Title:
PATHOLOGY AST 4
Department:
Pathology Lab
Hiring Salary Range
Per Union Contract
Worksite:
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Per Diem
Appointment Percent:
20%
Union:
Uncovered
Total Openings:
2
Work Schedule:
Variable, Monday - Sunday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#116080 Pathology Assistant IV

Filing Deadline: Fri 10/14/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

Please note that this position is a part-time appointment

DESCRIPTION

The Per Diem Pathology Assistant independently performs pathology assistant responsibilities in a manner consistent with current laboratory technical and safety standards, in support of and under the direction of the section supervisor and/or Pathologist.

Key Responsibilities:

Under general direction of the supervising Pathologist, prepares surgical specimens for gross description and dissection. Describes gross anatomic features, dissects surgical specimens, prepares tissue for histologic examination, and photographs gross specimens. Ensures compliance with internal policy and external regulations. Troubleshoots or obtains assistance in resolving equipment problems. Initiates appropriate labeling procedures and maintains accurate and complete case and specimen identification throughout all procedures. Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

  • Completion of a 2-year Pathologists' Assistant program (NAACLS accredited), or similar program.

  • Three to five (3 - 5) or more years of relevant experience.

  • Current ASCP Board certification.

  • Experience and proven success with advanced knowledge in pathology theory and industry best practices.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Must pass a background check.
  • Must pass physical and TB test.
  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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Application Instructions

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