Job Description

Extended Job Title
Pathology Assistant (Pathology/Alberta)

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Provides assistance to the Pathologist in the preparation, dissection, and completion of work with autopsy and surgical specimens

Requisition ID

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • Adhere to all TTUHSCEP policy/procedures and processes. Personally demonstrate, display, and act in accordance with TTUHSCEPs values (Service, Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Advancement, and Teamwork.
  • Actively promote and encourage staff across the institution.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.
  • Submits specimens for histologic examination after gross dissection.
  • Must be familiar with anatomy and histology requirements such as specimen thickness and length of adequate fixation.
  • Performs related procedures including obtaining cultures, taking photographs, and saving tissue.
  • Ensures proper labeling and storing of all specimens.
  • Performs autopsies including expternal examinations, on-site organ inspections, evisceration or removal of internal organs, and dissection of organs, tissue, and records data on findings.
  • Maintain procedures and protocols according to UMC/TTUHSC policies.
  • Assists pathologists with preparation of clinical summary as requested

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
  • ASCP certified or eligible. Bachelor's Degree in clinical laboratory science, medical technology, biology or related field.
  • Experience working with a wide variety of specimens, including highly complex specimens.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment,
  • Voice recognition software experience

HSC - El Paso

Pathology Elp

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Professional License or Certification, Resume / CV, Transcript

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Health Care Professional


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
  • A Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from 4-year College or university plus 4 years related experience or combination of education and experience equal to 8 years
  • Certification as Pathology Assistant from NAACLS accredited training program will substitute for 2 years experience

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