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The department of Laboratory Services seeks a Pathologists Assistant. Responsibilities for this position include serving as a practitioner, educator and a role model for residents, students, and staff members on grossing complex and small specimens, as well as performing frozen sections, specimen photography, and supporting tissue procurement for clinical research .
The incumbent will work independently to gross complex surgical specimens, determine the need to consult with a pathologist, make technical grossing decisions, troubleshoot and resolve specimen receiving issues. Will also be expected to be proficient in surgical pathology prosecution and may on occasion need to log in specimens or place specimens on tissue processors. New PA program graduates are welcome to apply. ASCP certification required within one year of hire date.
SKILLS / KNOWLEDGE / ABILITIES
Previous paid grossing experience in academic medical center working closely with residents; frozen section experience
DOES THIS POSITION HAVE SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES*
BS or MS from accredited PA program, PA certification and 2 or more years related experience.
DEADLINE TO APPLY
The University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. Any candidate offered this position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.