Pathologist Assistant | Surgical Pathologist

UF Health Shands Hospital - Gainesville

Job ID: 91193
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Surgical Pathology
Shift/Days: Day, Monday-Friday
Posted FTE: 1.00 = 40 Hours

Job Opening Summary

This position is defined as a professional assistant to the pathologist whose duties include grossing of specimens, gross photography, accessioning of surgical specimens, and instruction of residents and medical students in handling gross surgical specimens. Performance of frozen sections and all other related duties. The Pathologist Assistant will work in a CLIA-certified surgical grossing laboratory and will direct and assist in the daily workflow of the staff and house staff of the laboratory. Proper grossing at UF Health, as a tertiary care center, requires proper specimen selection for the various tests being requested and for accurate diagnosis and frozen section performance. These tests may involve flow cytometry, microbiology, molecular diagnostics, cytogenetics and frozen sections. Sample selection is critical to have the proper amount, type and location.

Job Opening Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Must meet qualifications for CLIA high-complexity testing personnel.
  • Option 1: Bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited American Association of Pathologists' Assistant program.
  • Option 2: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university and completion of NAACLS-accredited Pathologists' Assistant program within the last five years.
  • Option 3: Medical degree (including foreign master's level) or higher may substitute for a bachelor's degree with five years of clinical experience in anatomic pathology and clinical experience within the past 24 months.


  • Must have an active American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification or be eligible to sit for the ASCP certification examination (renewed every three years).

Minimum Pay Rate - Hourly: $48.08
Midpoint Pay Rate - Hourly: $56.49

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UF Health Shands Hospital - Gainesville
Gainesville, FL 32608

Why Work With UF Health

Benefits to fit your life.

As you would expect from an organization this size, our core benefits include medical insurance and prescription drug plans, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, generous paid time off, 10 paid holidays per year and an employee assistance plan. Voluntary benefits include tuition reimbursement, dependent care and health care reimbursement accounts, dental insurance, vision plan and more. Retirement benefits include a 403(b) plan.

About UF Health
About UF Health

UF Health Shands is recognized as Florida’s premier hospital system, thanks to our commitment to quality clinical care that yields outstanding outcomes and continually earns us national recognition. It is our privilege to offer distinguished, patient-centered care and build upon our role as the state’s premier provider of medical expertise and specialties.

UF Health ranks 53rd on the 2021 Forbes list of Florida’s 100 best workplaces and ranks 31st on their list of best workplaces in the nation for women. UF Health Shands Hospital was included in Indeed’s list of the “2019 Top-Rated Workplaces” for hospitals, which recognizes the 25 “Best Hospitals” in the U.S. We are number 20.

About The Area
Welcome to the Sunshine State.

There’s a reason the Sunshine State is the tourism capital of the world and the third-most populous state in the country. As a Florida resident, you’re never far from the world’s best beaches, theme parks and attractions (and their Florida resident discounts), and cultural arts. Factor in our favorable tax rate and entrepreneurial spirit, and it’s easy to see why so many individuals, families and businesses choose to make Florida their home.

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