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Pathologists' Assistant
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OHSU | Portland, OR
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Job Description

Work Unit Description

Oregon Health & Science University is a nationally prominent research university and Oregons only public academic health center. As a major regional referral center, OHSU has a varied and challenging caseload. The surgical pathology lab processes over 43,000 surgical specimens per year. The Department of Pathology has a collegial faculty, 12 residents, a post-sophomore fellowship program, and five post-graduate fellowship programs. We are supported by excellent molecular genetic laboratories and a state of-the-art core laboratory. OHSU offers a variety of collaborative research opportunities and is home to the Knight Cancer Institute, an international leader in research and cancer treatment.

OHSU has surgical pathology laboratories on the Marquam Hill and South Waterfront Campuses, which are connected by aerial tram.

Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range

* FTE: 0.25, Part Time
* Schedule: One 10-hour weekday per week, with the opportunity to pick up additional hours for vacations
* Salary Range: Commensurate with Qualifications
* Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill/South Waterfront)
* Job Type: Faculty

Functions/Duties of Position

This position is under the overall supervision of the Department Chair, and the direct supervision of the Vice Chair for Anatomic Pathology. The appointee shall provide services, as assigned by the supervisor, in furtherance of the universitys missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach and public service.

Duties include:

* Manage tissue handling and most other activities in the gross pathology facilities in Surgical Pathology; assume varied responsibilities for gross dissection, description and case management, depending on resident staffing levels
* Ensure that most urgent cases are handled first and special studies are properly handled
* Maintain tissue banking and databases, coordinate with study coordinators, operating rooms and Biolibrary and Knight Tissue Bank lab
* Direct maintenance and technical operations of frozen sections areas
* Provide instruction, training and supervision to residents, student fellows, and PA students in gross dissection, dictation, frozen section preparation and gross pathology

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications:

* Graduated from an AAPA-certified program
* Eligible for the ASCP certification test
* Demonstrated aptitude for teaching
* Excellent professional interpersonal and communication skills
* Competency in current laboratory and office technology

Additional DetailsOregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

Getting to Work:

Commuting to OHSU is a unique experience and planning ahead for your first visit is highly recommended. Parking at OHSU is limited and employees are required to purchase a permit to access parking. OHSU is committed to reducing traffic congestion and rewards commuters for a variety of options. Learn about cash incentives, free shuttles, transit discounts, the aerial tram, dynamic carpooling, free ride share for early and late commuting, and request a custom trip plan at www.ohsu.edu/commute.

About OHSU

Oregon Health & Science University is the state's only health and research university, and Oregon's only academic health center. OHSU is Portland's largest employer and the fourth largest in Oregon (excluding government), with 12,400 employees. OHSU's size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in the state. It serves patients from every corner of the state, and is a conduit for learning for more than 3,400 students and trainees. OHSU is the source of more than 200 community outreach programs that bring health and education services to every county in the state.