JOB SUMMARY: Under minimal supervision coordinates and assists with all issues pertaining to the care of patients who have expired, including body identification, death certification, identifying and contacting the legal next of kin, viewing of bodies, assisting with the burial arrangements, coordinating and assisting with autopsies.
Education : Bachelor degree in biology or other science field related to Pathology. A masters or bachelors degree recognized by National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) as having the NACCLS Essentials of Accredited Training Programs for Pathologists' Assistant. Position requires NACCLS certification for Pathology Assistant within 6 months of hire.
Experience: Typically 1 year in hospital environment of either anatomic pathology laboratory or decedent affairs
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities : Ability to work with the public in a time of emotional trauma. Is independent and self starter who can take responsibility for clerical and technical collation of clinical data prior to exams. Excellent skills and detail oriented work relative to completing decedent paperwork, in identifying, accessioning, handling specimens for processing and testing. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Communicates with purpose to support, trouble shoot and disseminate information to all care providers and technical staff within realm of responsibilities.
Pathology Assistant All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.
Location Denver Health
Work Type Full time
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
"Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class."
Internal Number: 2588
About Denver Health
Take your career to the next level at Denver Health, where we offer a robust benefits package and endless opportunities for growth. Denver Health is a nationally-ranked, locally-trusted, premier healthcare institution located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care here. We are known as an integrated health care system that encompasses multidisciplinary academic specialties, a community health system, a level I adult trauma center, pediatric emergency and urgent care center home to Denver Public Health and many of the nation’s leaders in medicine.