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Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Histotech in Seattle, Washington


Virginia Mason Medical CenterSeattle, Washington

The posted compensation range of $29.03 - $42.10 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2023-293716 Employment Type Full Time Department Pathological Laboratory Svcs Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Night Weekly Schedule 16:00-04:00 Remote No Category Laboratory


Virginia Mason Franciscan Health brings together two award-winning health systems in Washington state CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason. As one integrated health system with the most patient access points in western Washington, our team includes 18,000 staff and nearly 5,000 employed physicians and affiliated providers.

At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, you will find the safest and highest quality of care provided by our expert, compassionate medical care team at 11 hospitals and nearly 300 sites throughout the greater Puget Sound region.

While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid vacation, adoption assistance, annual bonus eligibility, and more!


The following duties are intended to be representative of the work performed by incumbents in this position and is not all-inclusive. The omission of a specific duty or responsibility will not preclude it from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical extension of position responsibilities.

  • Performs histology techniques including processing, embedding, cutting, H&E, IHC and special staining, and special procedures including Immunofluorecense. Training new personnel in the procedures and processes of the lab.

  • Performs clerical duties, including accessing specimens in the computer, ordering tests and worksheets, file blocks, matching slides and pathology reports, and recording work load.

  • Provides general laboratory maintenance such as making re-agents, changing machines, daily cleaning, and filling fixative bottles

  • Performs quality control procedures, proficiency testing, and employ safety standards.


This position requires an understanding of anatomy, chemistry, mathematics, immunology, microtomy staining, excellent hand-eye coordination, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to be organized.

This position requires a minimum of 3 years directly related work experience .

HT(ASCP) eligible or attending an HT track school preferred .

A high school diploma or GED is required for this position.

  • Demonstrated initiative and independent judgment in non-routine matters.

  • Demonstrated advanced level of proficiency with MS Office.

  • Excellent verbal, written (grammar) and time management skills.

  • Will need to have the ability to delegate task and work independently while being self motivating.

  • Experience resolving conflict is also required.

  • Specific experience in department and medical terminology may also be required.

You will contribute to the strength of our Team Medicine approach to collaborative medicine and benefit from the changes enacted through our Virginia Mason Production System, a model that has transformed health care by providing patients with easier access to care, reducing errors, and continuously innovating patient safety and quality that has been adopted by other organizations here and abroad. Join us, and find out how many ways Virginia Mason offers you the chance to focus on what really matters - our patients.

We deliver inspired people to do meaningful work.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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