Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position click here.
UW Medicine's mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow's physicians, scientists and other health professionals. UW Medicine owns or operates Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center, a network of UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics that provide primary care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, Airlift Northwest, and other owned, operated or affiliated entities as appropriate. In addition, UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of Children's University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance a partnership among UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, and Seattle Children's.
UW Medicine Pathology has an outstanding opportunity for a Pathologist's Assistant. Under the direct supervision of a board certified anatomical pathologist, this individual will perform gross examination of surgical and biopsy specimens to include dictation, complete dissection, selection and submission of tissue sections for microscopic examination, and assistance with autopsies. Assures appropriate specimen accessioning and labeling, photographs pertinent specimens, and performs frozen section procedures during intraoperative consultations. Assists in the training of surgical pathology techniques and procedures to pathology technicians, pathology residents, fellows, and medical students. Selects appropriate ancillary testing and performs specialized procedures as requested. Resolves technical problems related to specimen collection and receipt. Assist in quality management projects and ensures compliance with all applicable laboratory regulatory requirements to include (but not limited to) CLIA, CAP, and JCAHO. Oversee maintenance of equipment and supplies and maintains a clean save work environment. This position reports to Anatomic Pathology's Administrative Director.
This position supervises the residents, fellows and medical students and staff in the Gross Room and Frozen section area to assure accuracy, competency, and regulatory compliance.
Contributes to standardization and coordination of activities between HMC and UWMC Surgical Pathology areas. Interacts with physician and staff and acts as a liaison between the department and other ancillary services.
Bachelor of Science degree or Master of Science degree AND completion of a Pathologists' Assistant NAACLS accredited training program AND certification by American Society of Clinical Pathologists as a Pathologist Assistant, PA(ASCP) or equivalent accreditation approved by the department. At least two (2) years of experience as a pathologist assistant in a academic medical center handling complex surgical pathology specimens and experience with autopsies. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, proficiency in computer LIS systems, and demonstrated ability to work independently. An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.