Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
This position is open to current employees only
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 "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.
Anatomic Pathology Trainee will be directly supervised by one of the following during participation in an on the job training: Laboratory supervisor, Anatomic Pathology Technologist or Anatomic Pathology Technician.
The Trainee will learn histologic procedures such as processing, embedding, cutting, mounting and staining of tissue specimen for evaluation and diagnosis of Pathologists
Under supervision, embed various tissue types while observing appropriate tissue orientation. Cut paraffin embedded blocks following appropriate testing panel. Perform routine and special staining procedures including reagent preparation for services relating to general surgery, Renal, GI, Dermatology and Autopsy. Perform task associated with immunohistochemistry. Perform quality assurance and maintain quality standards for each testing methodology .
Under supervision, assist in the collection of cytology specimen using Fine Needle Aspirate procedures. Demonstrate ability to assess adequacy of volume and quality of sample specimen collected. Accession specimen as needed ensuring that appropriate specimen codes and billing charges are entered in the pathology system. Assist with daily duties relating to metrics recording and inventory and management of supplies. Demonstrate ability to triage, troubleshoot and preform corrective actions necessary to resolve issues as it comes. Demonstrate excellent communication and customer service skills when answering queries from various clinicians, attending, trainees and patients.
Perform manufacturer suggested equipment maintenance. Analyze causes of equipment malfunctions. Demonstrate ability to resolve issues following standard workflow regarding equipment repairs, report issues to supervisor. Demonstrate knowledge in handling Formalin and Xylene. Maintain the organization and cleanliness of the laboratory.
Other duties as required
High school graduation or equivalent AND 6 semester hours (9 quarter hours) of biological and physical science.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.