1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 205217
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 05/19/2022 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $3,644.00 TO $5,217.00 OR $4,231.00 TO $6,058.00 PER MONTH 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 

As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis:  Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region.

Challenge. Collaboration. Compassion. Become part of our team, and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community.

Under general supervision of the Histology laboratory  supervisor or senior Histotechnologist staff, perform routine Histology procedures such as processing, embedding, microtomy, Hematoxylin and Eosin (H&E) staining, special staining, cover slipping, reagent preparation and admin assistant duties as needed.

Job duties also include:

Under general supervision, perform routine procedures for services such as Histology, IHC and special stain. 
Work includes, processing, embedding, microtomy, H&E staining and special staining all types of tissue specimen received in the Histology Laboratory.

Perform routine frozen sectioning using a cryostat as needed.
Perform simple immunohistochemistry procedure as needed.
Recycle Formalin and Xylene using our recycling equipment.
Perform nerve teasing as needed.
Perform special stains via auto stainer and manual staining protocols.

Use, care and maintain histology/ IHC instrumentations.
Adhere to quality control and quality assurance requirements and preform low to medium complexity research projects. 
Perform quality control of specimens; assure accurate specimen labeling; and distribute to the pathologist responsible for reviewing the case. 

Prepare laboratory reagents and unpack the supplies following the department policies and procedures. 
Complete all instrument function verification, changing/rotating solutions, maintenance, and documents in accordance to lab procedures. 

Ensure that equipment defects and malfunctions are reported to the supervisor.  Participate and comply with regulatory, safety compliance and follow the department PPE guideline. 

Maintain a neat, clean and orderly work area. Responsible for the cleaning of his/her microtome, filing his/her blocks and cleaning any soiled glassware at the end of the shift. 

Able to work independently and with other team members.  Able to cover for staff shortage  for early morning shift or late afternoon shift when needed with advance notice. 

Assist the lab supervisor with filing, copying, scanning, data entry and other admin duties as needed. 

Perform other related duties as required.


High school graduation AND 6 semester hours (9 quarter hours) of biological and physical science


equivalent education/experience.

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.

Previous IHC experience is preferred.

As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or


Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.


Posted: 2022-04-14 Expires: 2022-07-22

University of Washington

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