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HISTOLOGY TECHNICIAN - Anatomic Pathology Technician

University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on September 23, 2019
Req #: 166033
Department: UW MEDICINE PATHOLOGY
Job Location: UW Medical Center
Posting Date: 06/11/2019 
Closing Info: Open Continuous  
Salary: $4,067.00 to $5,823.00 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: Alternate Work Shift 
Notes: This requisition will fill several positions - the shifts and days of the week will be determined.

This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment.  As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.  

Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2018-2019 "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UW Medical Center has again earned U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 hospital ranking in Washington State and in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is the seventh consecutive year that UWMC has achieved both distinctions. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The team at UW Medicine Pathology is committed to providing timely and accurate diagnosis of biopsies and other material by highly qualified faculty, skilled technicians and dedicated staff members. Our expert consultation services feature proven diagnostic protocols, innovative technology and exemplary customer service.

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.

Our Anatomic Pathology Department has an outstanding opportunity for a Full Time (100%) HISTOLOGY TECHNICIAN - Anatomic Pathology Technician  - Permanent shift To Be Determined.

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.

Job Duties also include:
•Cut and embed various types of biopsy and surgical tissues
•perform simple 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 REQUIREMENTS: see above

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 dso@uw.edu.