Anatomic Pathology Technician

Posted on January 5, 2024
AFM 76-493
University of Washington
 - $ 
 per month
Seattle, WA
Health insurance, Paid time off, Paid holidays, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Retirement benefits, Life and disability insurance
Applications accepted until position filled
Req #: 227937
Job Location: Other Location
Posting Date: 01/05/2024
Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Salary: $4949 – $7088 per month
Other Compensation:
Union Position: Yes
Shift: Evening Shift
  • As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

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.
About the employer: University of Washington

The UW is one of the world’s preeminent public universities. Our impact on individuals, our region and the world is profound — whether we are launching young people into a boundless future or confronting the grand challenges of our time through undaunted research and scholarship. Ranked No. 7 in the world on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities rankings, the UW educates more than 54,000 students annually. We turn ideas into impact and transform lives and our world. For more about our impact, visit our news site, UW News.

About your union: AFM 76-493

Local 76-493 is a collective of musicians. We have been a membership organization since 1890, administered by elected officers and an elected board of directors. Our goals are to communicate to each other about workplace needs, professional desires and collective power, educate each other about our rights, responsibilities and union power, facilitate obtaining those rights in our lives, organize for collective bargaining, and raise the public’s awareness of the value of music and musicians.

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