Careers in Pathology

Overview

The Department of Pathology is a comprehensive health sciences center serving Iowa and surrounding region as well as patients referred here from throughout the U.S. and overseas. We represent a diverse talent pool across University of Iowa Health Care including medical laboratory scientists, staff nurses, pathologist assistants, phlebotomy technicians, laboratory technicians, hospital morticians, research assistants, support staff, faculty/physicians, residents, and students.

Our department includes the following primary areas:

  • Anatomic Pathology Services
  • Core (Clinical) Pathology
  • DeGowin Blood Center 
  • Microbiology and Molecular Pathology 
  • Point of Service
  • UI Diagnostics Laboratories
  • Research Laboratories
  • Education

Environment

The Pathology Clinical Laboratories work with the leading technologies and state-of-the-art equipment every day including automated blood banking instrument ImmucorGamma Galileo, Isolex Stem Cell Selection device for tissue and cellular therapy, Beckman-Coulter FC500 Multicolor Cell Analyses for Flow Cytometry, Dako Artisan and Autostainers for automated slide processing, and BD(Tripath) Prepstain Slide Processor automated slide prep for Cytology, Roche/Hitachi Modular Analyzer, Sysmex XE5000 and Cellavision DM96 Automated Microscope, and Iris iQ200 Automated Urinalysis System.

Our Core Laboratory incorporates total laboratory automation into the workflow for the tests performed in the Core Laboratory. This automation solution includes pre-analytical automation, a highly automated chemistry and hematology line of analyzers. We also employ image-based laboratory instruments for manual cell morphology and differentials and an automated urine microscopy analyzer. These capital investments have reaped rewards, transforming laboratory work by eliminating mundane and repetitive tasks. The laboratory is managing workload increases with no additional labor. Staff members enjoy viewing images on the monitor, finding it easier to teach medical trainees and querying peers about cells of interests. In addition unusual or interesting cases can be stored for future reference as teaching cases and for competency assessment.

The Pathology Research Laboratories house a number of core facilities to assist research investigators with their research projects. These core facilities include the Comparative Pathology Laboratory, the Clinical Trials Support Core, and the Histology Research Laboratory.

The Department of Pathology at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics demonstrates adherence to the highest quality standards by their participation with the following accrediting and regulatory agencies:

aabb Accreditation - #006033

College of American Pathologists Accreditation for the Emory Warner Clinical Laboratories (CAP) - #1768801

College of American Pathologists Accreditation for the Iowa River Landing Laboratory (CAP) - IRL - #8677023

Clinical Laboratory Certificate of Accreditation (CLIA) - #16D0664625

 Clinical Laboratory Certificate of Accreditation (CLIA) - IRL - #16D2042329

Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy Certificate of Accreditation (FACT)

Food and Drug Administration Registration (FDA)  Blood Establishment Registration - #1972918

Food and Drug Administration Registration (FDA) Tissue Registration - #3003767692

Iowa Controlled Substances Certificate of Registration - #4300146

State of Maryland Medical Laboratory Permit - #1275

The Department of Pathology offers a wide range of job opportunities, schedules, and shifts. Whether you are a new graduate or an experienced professional looking to expand your career, we hope you’ll consider joining our team.

If you have questions by e-mail: pathologyhr@healthcare.edu