ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY TECHNICIAN
University of Washington Seattle, WA Full-time Mechanic/Technician
Posted on June 17, 2020
|Job Location:||UW Medical Center - Montlake|
|Closing Info:||Open Until Filled|
|Salary:||$4,148 to $5,939 per month|
|Notes:||For detailed information on Benefits for this position click here.|
Our Anatomic Pathology Department has an outstanding opportunity for a Anatomic Pathology/Histology Technician! This is a night shift position, with a schedule between 8pm to 6am Sunday to Thursday.
UW Medicine Pathology provides clinical services in all areas of pathology, providing diagnostic procedures and analysis for more than 80,000 cases a year. We provide comprehensive diagnostic and personalized consultative services to physicians, community hospitals, independent laboratories and other health-care organizations, by combining sophisticated testing and informatics capabilities of fully accredited laboratories with the resources of an academic and teaching institution in its delivery of pathology services.
Our operations are based at the UW School of Medicine, UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Pathology faculty members also serve at Seattle Children's, VA Puget Sound Health System, Northwest Hospital and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. These collaborative efforts have generated innovative studies in the basic mechanisms of disease applied to diagnostic pathology - the foundation of our cutting edge research discoveries, and of our training programs for graduate students, residents and fellows. UW Medicine Pathology is one of the top ranked research departments in the country.
Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
Under the general supervision of the Histology Supervisor, the licensed Histology technician will perform histotechnology procedures such as processing, embedding, cutting, mounting, and staining of tissue specimens for evaluation and diagnosis by Pathologists.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES:
•Cut and embed various types of biopsy and surgical tissues
•perform simple to complex immunohistochemistry procedures;
•perform special stains via automated stainer and or manual staining;
•prepare laboratory solutions as needed in procedures;
•assist in Fine Needle Aspiration collection;
•use, care and maintain histology instruments;
•Adhere to quality control and quality assurance requirements and perform low to medium complexity research projects.
•Independently monitors reagent use and prepares appropriate volumes needed, records daily instrument temperatures and performs preventative maintenance on instruments according to prescribed protocols.
•Successfully navigates the network computer to accession clinical and research cases, order simple lab tests, review work lists and provide case status to inquiring pathologists and clinicians.
•May assist in procedures in various services of anatomic pathology as assigned.