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University of Washington ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY TECHNICIAN (FULL-TIME, DAYS) in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 184324


Posting Date: 11/04/2020

Closing Info:

Open Until Filled

Salary: $4,321.00 - $6,058.00 per month

Shift: First Shift


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 enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. As an employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please click here..

Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States, and ranked as the number 1 hospital in Washington State, as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020 "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine.

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.

UW MEDICINE PATHOLOGY - Autopsy & After Death Services (Laboratory Medicine & Pathology) has an outstanding opportunity for an ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY TECHNICIAN (Full-Time, Days).

Assist with Autopsies with minimal supervision by the Autopsy Director or Autopsy Manager:

  • Assist with the evisceration of body and collect appropriate samples

  • Clean and prepare body for release to a funeral home

  • Assist with Photographing or radiographing specimens as directed

  • Take pager every other week, issue troubleshooting and resolution

Organize, clean and maintain autopsy suite

  • Maintain appropriate supplies using Materials Management List

  • Set up for autopsies, fetal surgical pathology procedures and conferences

  • Thoroughly clean autopsy area and all instruments following procedures

  • Flush eye wash stations weekly

  • Maintain refrigerator and freezer temperatures

Assist with Surgical Pathology

  • Maintain comprehensive records of procedures by accessioning patient information

  • Full responsibility for Cardiac Conference Including:

  • Photography

  • grossing rotation

  • retrieving clinical information from Mindscape

  • emailing responsible residents/attendings of conference

Maintain Specimen Storage System with minimal supervision by Autopsy Director or Autopsy Manager

  • Maintain regular organ discard schedule

  • Once weekly transport all discard autopsy/surgical tissue to Biostructure for cremation

  • Prepare stock formalin

After Death Services & Miscellaneous Duties

  • Monitor and perform quality control of specimens

  • Determine disposition of deceased patients/autopsy specimens

  • Identify problems and take corrective action, notifying supervisor of actions taken

  • Orient pathology residents

  • Provide autopsy procedural info to medical staff and new employees

  • Train new employees in autopsy procedures

  • Maintain comprehensive records by accessioning patient info into computer & logbook

  • Prepare specimens for conference

  • Maintain safe working environment by following all safety regulations

  • Maintain downstairs morgue

  • Maintain HMC morgue

  • Review and create death certificates in the state electronic system

  • Aid clinicians in using the electronic system to sign death certificates

  • Discard of finalized cases and what needs to be kept for teaching purposes

  • Disposition of patients and funeral homes

  • Scheduling of tasks for Volunteers

  • Troubleshooting issues while on call during nights and weekends

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.