Pathologist's Assistant

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Pathologist's Assistant

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Advanced Care Providers

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 230000DR

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us you wont want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Provides technical assistance in the areas of anatomical pathology through application and instruction under the direction of a primary care physician.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Responsible for a complex, clinical laboratory procedures which require experience and specialized training which would otherwise be performed by a physician.

  2. Supervises the Gross Room, the Frozen Section Area, and the morgue facilities.

  3. Instructs residents and medical school students, under faculty supervision, as they dissect gross specimens.

  4. Monitors the specimens as they arrive in the gross room and assigns the dissection of the specimens to the residents according to their level of expertise and their workload.

  5. Performs routine gross dissection as necessary in consultation with the attending physician.

  6. Aids in the selection of tissue for research and route them to the appropriate laboratory.

  7. Conducts new employee orientation and training in autopsy techniques.

  8. Supervises the maintenance of the autopsy/morgue facilities, equipment, disposable supplies, develop and implement policies affecting the autopsy/morgue service, update the Autopsy Service Procedural Manual, and the autopsy/morgue service portions of the Nursing Manual and the Hospital Policy & Procedures manual.

  9. Prepares quarterly quality assurance reports, monthly workload summary reports, and month autopsy service call schedules.

  10. Supervises the Sophomore Pathology Gross Specimen Museum, selects new specimens and ensures proper identification of each specimen.

  11. Other duties as assigned.


Current American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Certification as a Pathologist Assistant.

Minimum Education:

Master’s degree in Pathologist Assistant Studies with current certification and no experience.


Bachelors degree with current Pathologist Assistant certification and 2 years of experience.

Minimum Experience:

Experience based on degree

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.