Anatomic Pathology Technician

Posted on January 5, 2024
SEIU 925
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 #: 228908
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: First 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 and Pathology has an outstanding opportunity for a Anatomic Pathology Technician


  • 40 hours per week
  • Day Shift


  • Vacation time and sick time off that accrues monthly, including 12 paid holidays.
  • Fully subsidized public transit pass (U-PASS) that covers multiple forms of public transportation in the region.
  • Excellent healthcare, dental, disability, and retirement plan options.
  • Lots of free fitness, healthy eating, finance, and stress reduction classes offered through the Whole U.
  • State Employee Tuition Exemption Program covering up to 6 credits of qualifying coursework per quarter at the University of Washington or other participating colleges or universities.
  • Eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program as a UW employee.


  • Perform laboratory specimen processing consisting of receiving, identifying, sorting, preparation and distribution of pathology specimens
  • Accession cytology specimens accurately and follow up on missing information
  • Review cytology requests along with patient medical records to determine appropriate techniques or procedures for various specimen types
  • Independently asses for specimen adequacy and ensure specimens meet testing 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
  • Equivalent education/experience


  • It will be necessary to work in other departmental locations in order to meet patient service requirements, including Harborview Medical Center and at other UW School of Medicine locations (e.g., South Lake Union) and Seattle-area healthcare institutions, and also including an anticipated central lab location (Renton, WA) when scheduled.
  • Will be considered essential staff and as such will be required to report to work when scheduled despite inclement weather.


  • Determine disposition on improperly handled specimens or specimens intended for other lab sections
  • Monitor and perform quality control of specimens and slide preparations
  • Prepare microscopic slides using automated and semi-automated laboratory equipment
  • Perform manual staining and coverslipping of cytology slides
  • Maintain staining setup and prepare chemical solutions according to laboratory procedures
  • Perform routine maintenance and cleaning of lab equipment and instruments, troubleshoot instrument malfunction
  • Record laboratory data following Good Documentation Practice
  • Organize and maintain cytology specimen archive in accordance with retention procedures
  • Monitor and replenish lab supplies from inventory; place purchasing orders as necessary
  • Provide assistance during Fine Needle Aspiration collection procedures
  • Respond to inquiries concerning specimen requirements and case status
  • Comply with lab policies, safety regulations, and state & federal requirements
  • Participate in training and demonstrating laboratory techniques to trainees and new employees
  • Perform duties in in support of anatomic pathology services as assigned
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: SEIU 925

SEIU 925 unites 17,000 people in Washington who work in education from early learning through higher education, as well as members who work in local government and nonprofits. We work together to provide quality education for children and students, to ensure that education remains a state priority, and to strengthen our workforce. We provide quality public services to our communities across the state. The mission of SEIU 925 is to win political and economic power for working people to advance the well-being of our members, their families and all working people by developing leaders who are a voice for change in the workplace and solidarity in our communities.

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