University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
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Posted on July 17, 2020
Req #: 179992
Department: PATHOLOGY
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Montlake
Posting Date: 06/16/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $4,148 to $5,939 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: Night Shift 
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UW Medicine’s mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other health professionals.  UW Medicine owns or operates Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center, a network of UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics that provide primary care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, Airlift Northwest, and other owned, operated or affiliated entities as appropriate. In addition, UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of Children’s University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance a partnership among UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, and Seattle Children’s.

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.

•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. REQUIREMENTS: •Certified, or certified within two years from the date of hire, at the Technician level by a nationally recognized certifying agency such as the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Scientists or the Microscopy Society of America

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or