Anatomic Pathology Technician, HMC - Pathology Support

University Of Washington Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 3 months ago

This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2016-2017 "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UW Medical Center 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 UWMC has achieved both distinctions.

UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. 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 enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

Our Pathology department at UW Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a 100% Full-Time Anatomic Pathology Technician. NIGHT SHIFT - MONDAY-FRIDAY: 12pm to 8:30pm - Start and end times may be determined by the operational needs of the department.

The Anatomic Pathology Technician is responsible for specimen processing including: tissue grossing, frozen section technique, specimen data entry, specimen tracking and assisting physicians. Duties also include labeling and verifying microscopic slides, specimen transport within the hospital including: OR, clinics, and shuttle area. This role will also monitor specimen processing, perform quality control of specimens, help resolve laboratory issues and answers procedural questions. The individual will assist in the review and update of laboratory procedure manuals, supply inventory, store incoming supplies, perform instrument maintenance, analyze and determine causes of instrument malfunctions, notifying supervisor, and taking corrective action. This individual will maintain quality control of instruments and temperature logs, clean lab space, file, dispose of tissue specimens, fill clinic orders for fixatives, prepare solutions as needed, assist with gross digital photography, maintain the frozen section area, including the cleaning of the cryostat and changing of staining solutions. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

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.

Desired:

  • A Bachelor's Degree with coursework in chemistry, biology, and/or other biological sciences.

  • 3-5 years combined experience in gross anatomic Pathology /Histology.

  • Experience with both manual and automated technology in Pathology /Histology labs.

  • 2-5 years of anatomic laboratory experience.

  • Excellent technical skills.

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to exercise independent judgment and decision making in problem identification and resolution.

  • High proficiency with computer and anatomic lab equipment and systems.

  • Experience with tissue grossing, frozen section technique, specimen data entry, and specimen tracking.

  • Demonstrate strong communication, problem solving abilities

  • Knowledgeable about and adheres to lab safety procedures

  • Strong commitment to providing excellent patient care

  • Contributes to a pleasant work environment, foster teamwork

  • Attention to detail, has the ability to multitask and work in stressful environments, knowledgeable about use of computer systems for data entry and information look up, experience with using Excel and Word.

  • Experience working with a variety of chemicals including formaldehyde, alcohols and solvents, such as xylene.

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