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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.
The PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT has an outstanding opportunity for a full time (40 hours per week), day shift, ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY TECHNICIAN .
The ANATOMNIC PATHOLOGY TECHNICIAN will:
Process specimens including: tissue grossing, frozen section technique, specimen data entry, specimen tracking and assisting physicians
Label and verify microscopic slides
Transport specimens within the hospital including: OR, clinics, and shuttle area
Monitor specimen processing
Perform quality control of specimens
Help resolve laboratory issues and answers procedural questions
Assist in the review and update of laboratory procedure manuals, supply inventory
Perform instrument maintenance, analyzes and determines causes of instrument malfunctions
Maintain quality control of instruments and temperature logs
Clean lab space, files, disposes 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
Certified 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
A Bachelor’s Degree with coursework in chemistry, biology and 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
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
The candidate must 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, has the ability to lift at least 50 pounds, has experience working with a variety of chemicals including formaldehyde, alcohols and solvents, such as xylene.
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