Pathologist Assistant, Pathology

Job Description

Location: UC Medical Center
Department: Pathology
Hours: Part-Time, 20 Hours/Weekly
Shift: First Shift

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

The Pathologist Assistant provides assistance to Surgical Pathology attending and residents in the areas of staff education, specimen processing, dictation of gross descriptions, frozen sections, collection of materials and autopsy functions.


  • Engages in population appropriate communication.
  • Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks.
  • Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment.
  • Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient.
  • Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary.
  • Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems.
  • Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately.
  • Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms.
  • Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely.
  • Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.
  • Process simple and complex surgical specimens for histology.
  • Dictate gross descriptions of simple and complex surgical specimens.
  • Cut and stain frozen sections.
  • Assist pathologist in collecting and documenting materials for tissue procurement.
  • Assist with Morgue Deiner duties/responsibilities.
  • Responsible for the assigned Pathology staff's appropriate policy, procedure, protocol and safety training related to the staff's work area and job responsibilities.
  • Provide education and appropriate training for the assigned residents, medical students and participants in sponsored public community events as necessary.


  • Minimum Required: Bachelor's degree in science or related field.
  • Preferred: Master's degree.
  • Certification through American Society for Clinical Pathology required.
  • Minimum Required: 1-2 years equivalent experience.
  • Preferred: 3-5 years equivalent experience.