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University of Washington CLINIC CYTOGENETIC TECHNOLOGIST SPECIALIST in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 186302


Posting Date: 01/13/2021

Closing Info:

Open Until Filled

Salary: $5,266.00 TO $7,539.00 PER MONTH

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. (

A higher degree of healthcare.

All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored.

Join our award-winning team at UW Medical Center - Montlake. Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020 "America's Best Hospitals", UW Medical Center - Montlake prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UW Medical Center - Montlake has again earned U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 hospital ranking in Washington State and in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is the seventh consecutive year that UW Medical Center - Montlake has achieved both distinctions.

Excellence. Exploration. Education. ( Become part of our team, and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community.


  • Possess master level cytogenetic techniques and knowledge in assigned specialist area

  • Have ability to work with high level accuracy and speed in all areas of the laboratory

  • Investigate and communicate relevant patient clinical information. Interpret Pathway reflex testing algorithms.

  • Ensure Pathway testing is being followed accurately. Enter results into Pathways database. Check Pathways pending list to ensure specimens that are on the pathway were received

  • Set up cultures of blood, bone marrow, solid tissue, amniotic fluid, and chorionic villi

  • Harvest cultures from cells to be used for cytogenetic analysis

  • Prepare and stain slides to be used for cytogenetic and FISH analysis using all appropriate staining, pretreatment and post-wash techniques

  • Possess master level analysis and case work up knowledge in assigned specialist area

  • Analyze and photograph interphase and metaphase cells for FISH and karyotyping

  • Karyotype metaphases

  • Accurately record all case work-up information, including ISCN, on paper and in database prior to faculty sign out

  • Responsible for CAP compliance and inspection preparation of the assigned Specialist area

  • Responsible for Quality Control and Quality Improvement in area

  • Participate in the orientation and training of new technologists, residents, fellows and students

  • Review, participate in and present to peers current procedures, advances in technology, continuing education, local meetings and CAP Proficiency Test Result Presentations

  • Responsibility for workflow, turnaround time, quality of work in area

  • Acts as lead tech. Can assign duties to others in area. Can conduct technologist evaluations

  • Responsible for Inventory of reagents, probes media, equipment, glassware and incidentals for area

  • Lab resource for information on protocols, clinical and laboratory knowledge for area

  • Advise clinicians, technologists, researchers or clerical staff proper procedures and containers for sample collection, amount needed and transport

  • Provide database reports

  • Order supplies

  • Accession cases into laboratory database GCS

  • Troubleshoot problems developed throughout the processing of cases in the lab

  • Perform all the duties of Laboratory Technician 2 and Clinical Cytogenetic Technologist. 1.

  • Perform related duties as needed

  • Maintain confidentiality of patient information, including final diagnosis

  • Contribute to a pleasant working atmosphere

REQUIREMENTS A Bachelor's Degree with at least ten credit hours in genetics and fifteen credit hours in a biological science and certification as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist in Cytogenetics by the American Society for Clinical Pathology and two years of experience as a Clinical Cytogenetic Technologist or equivalent.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration

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.