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Anatomic Pathology Technician

Posted on January 5, 2024
SEIU 925
University of Washington
Full-time
28.55
 - $ 
40.89
 per hour
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 #: 218198
Department: LABORATORY MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 01/05/2024
Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Salary: $28.55 – $40.89 per hour
Other Compensation:
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift
Benefits:
  • 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 900 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.

Our Laboratory Medicine and Pathology department has an outstanding opportunity for a LABORATORY MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY (PART TIME).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Under general supervision, perform routine procedures for services such as Histology, IHC and special stain.
  • Work includes, processing, embedding, microtomy, H&E staining and special staining all types of tissue specimen received in the Histology Laboratory.
  • Perform routine frozen sectioning using a cryostat as needed.
  • Perform simple immunohistochemistry procedure as needed.
  • Recycle Formalin and Xylene using our recycling equipment.
  • Perform nerve teasing as needed.
  • Perform special stains via auto stainer and manual staining protocols.
  • Use, care and maintain histology/ IHC instrumentations.
  • Adhere to quality control and quality assurance requirements and preform low to medium complexity research projects.
  • Perform quality control of specimens; assure accurate specimen labeling; and distribute to the pathologist responsible for reviewing the case.
  • Prepare laboratory reagents and unpack the supplies following the department policies and procedures.
  • Complete all instrument function verification, changing/rotating solutions, maintenance, and documents in accordance to lab procedures.
  • Ensure that equipment defects and malfunctions are reported to the supervisor.
  • Participate and comply with regulatory, safety compliance and follow the department PPE guideline.
  • Maintain a neat, clean and orderly work area.
  • Responsible for the cleaning of his/her microtome, filing his/her blocks and cleaning any soiled glassware at the end of the shift.
  • Able to work independently and with other team members.
  • Able to cover for staff shortage  for early morning shift or late afternoon shift when needed with advance notice.
  • Assist the lab supervisor with filing, copying, scanning, data entry and other admin duties as needed.  Perform other related duties as required.

    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

    OR

  • equivalent education/experience.

    DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Previous IHC experience is preferred.
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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