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University of Washington ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY TECHNICIAN in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 218198


Posting Date: 02/23/2024

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $28.55 - $40.89 per hour

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 an Anatomic Pathology Technician WORK SCHEDULE

  • Part time (per diem)

  • Day shift WHAT WE OFFER

  • 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. POSITION HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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 and simple immunohistochemistry procedures. REQUIRED POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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 AmericaOR

  • Equivalent education/experience PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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.

  • 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. ABOUT US A regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for innovative patient care, research and educational programs, the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology combines the sophisticated testing and informatics capabilities of fully accredited laboratories with the resources of an academic institution in its delivery of clinical and anatomic pathology services. Recognized for excellence in clinical training, world-class research initiatives, and a commitment to community service, we serve labs and medical facilities both nationally and internationally. To learn more about our team, please click HERE ( Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.

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.