|The Department of Laboratory Medicine serves as a regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for patient care, research, and educational programs in laboratory medicine. The department now employs 1400 people who work at the award-winning University of Washington Medical Center (ranked among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report), Harborview Medical Center (the region’s only Level I Trauma center, known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally- and medically- vulnerable populations.), and many other clinical and research facilities in the area. The University of Washington (UW) 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 enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, and natural beauty.
The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology department has an outstanding opportunity for a ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY TECHNICIAN (FULL-TIME, EVENING-SHIFT) SECOND Shift – Monday through Friday – 8 Hours BETWEEN 3PM and 3AM – May include a weekend rotation every 6 to 7 weeks.
- Independently embed various tissue types while observing appropriate tissue orientation.
- Cut paraffin embedded blocks following appropriate testing panel.
- Perform routine and special staining procedures including reagent preparation for services relating to general surgery, Renal, GI, Dermatology and Autopsy. Perform task associated with immunohistochemistry.
- Perform quality assurance and maintain quality standards for each testing result.
- Assist in the collection of specimens using Fine Needle Aspirate Procedures.
- Be able to assess adequacy of specimen received in the laboratory and accession as needed ensuring that appropriate specimen codes and billing charges are entered in the pathology system.
- Assist with daily duties relating to metrics recording and inventory and management of supplies.
- Demonstrate ability to triage, troubleshoot and perform corrective actions necessary to resolve issues as it comes.
- Demonstrate excellent communication and customer service skills when answering queries from various clinicians, attendees, and patients.
- Perform manufacturer suggested equipment maintenance.
- Analyze causes of equipment malfunctions.
- Demonstrate ability to resolve issues following standard workflow regarding equipment repairs, report issues to supervisor.
- Train new employees on proper handling and usage of different laboratory equipment while observing safety. Demonstrate knowledge in handling Formalin and Xylene spills.
- Train new residents and trainees in histological procedures.
- Maintain the organization and cleanliness of the laboratory.
- Perform related duties as required.
- 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
- Equivalent education/experience.