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University of Washington ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY TECHNICIAN in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 183686


Posting Date: 02/15/2021

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $4,231.00 to $6,058.00 per month

Shift: Night Shift

Notes: 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 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.

The team at UW Medicine Pathology is committed to providing timely and accurate diagnosis of biopsies and other material by highly qualified faculty, skilled technicians and dedicated staff members. Our expert consultation services feature proven diagnostic protocols, innovative technology and exemplary customer service.

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.

Our operations are based at the UW School of Medicine, UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Pathology faculty members also serve at Seattle Children's, VA Puget Sound Health System, Northwest Hospital and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. These collaborative efforts have generated innovative studies in the basic mechanisms of disease applied to diagnostic pathology - the foundation of our cutting edge research discoveries, and of our training programs for graduate students, residents and fellows. UW Medicine Pathology is one of the top ranked research departments in the country.

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.

Our Anatomic Pathology Department has an outstanding opportunity for an ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY TECHNICIAN - Anatomic Pathology Technician

Under the general supervision of the Histology Supervisor, the licensed Histology technician will perform histotechnology procedures such as processing, embedding, cutting, mounting, and staining of tissue specimens for evaluation and diagnosis by Pathologists.

Job Duties also include:

  • Cut and embed various types of biopsy and surgical tissues

  • Perform simple immunohistochemistry procedures;

  • Perform special stains via automated stainer and or manual staining;

  • Prepare laboratory solutions as needed in procedures;

  • Assist in Fine Needle Aspiration collection;

  • Use, care and maintain histology instruments;

  • Adhere to quality control and quality assurance requirements and perform low to medium complexity research projects.

  • Independently monitors reagent use and prepares appropriate volumes needed, records daily instrument temperatures and performs preventative maintenance on instruments according to prescribed protocols.

  • Successfully navigates the network computer to accession clinical and research cases, order simple lab tests, review work lists and provide case status to inquiring pathologists and clinicians.

  • May assist in procedures in various services of anatomic pathology as assigned.


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


equivalent education/experience

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.