Interpath Laboratory

Histotech

US-WA-Seattle
Job ID
2017-2293
# Positions
1
Category
Technical/Laboratory
Schedule
Monday-Friday 7am-3:30pm
Bilingual
Not Required

Equal Opportunity Statement

EOE Disabled/Veteran

Expectations for all Employees

Support the organization's mission, vision, and values by exhibiting an ongoing commitment to the highest standards in all phases of laboratory operations. Assume service-oriented attitude to gain a sense of pride and accomplishment. Accepts the team approach with dedication and commitment towards all work performed.

Overview

Ensure accurate and timely processing of collected specimens.

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree in a science field preferred (may be required for certain positions).  Education levels to qualify as high complexity testing personnel under CLIA-88 regulations may be required.

 

Licensure/Certification: ASCP, other national certifications considered

 

Experience: Histology or other High Complexity Testing experience required. Ability to communicate accurately and concisely, verbally and written.  Extreme attention to detail required.

Responsibilities

  • Accession specimens, evaluate for needed information, and route specimens as required. 
  • Perform common Histology duties including embedding, microtomy, H & E staining and coverslipping.  Identity management of specimens (labeling).
  • Perform Histology Special Stains as required.  Automated IHC staining as required. 
  • Review completed slides for overall quality and proper staining. 
  • Operate and maintain automated staining, processing, and analyzing equipment and associated computer systems.  Perform required maintenance routinely and trouble-shooting on such instruments as far as possible.
  • Produce accurate, quality results.
  • Follow written protocols precisely.
  • Store and inventory reagent chemicals and supplies, and recognize needs for additional reagents and supplies.
  • Perform required maintenance of equipment.
  • Perform research on new methods, procedures, or projects as required. Perform special projects as directed by pathologist.
  • Recognize and comply with all quality management requirements.
  • Participate in assigned aspects of proficiency testing.
  • Organize and maintain some clerical work such as MSDS.
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment at all times.
  • Work with other co-workers to ensure completion of all tasks.
  • Understand and adhere to HIPAA policies, procedures and regulations to assure patient confidentiality.
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment at all times.
  • Administrative duties including excellent customer service to all patients, clients and employees.
  • Perform other work related duties as assigned.

OSHA Category

This position performs tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids and/or tissues. All employees performing these duties are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis-B vaccination series.

General Physical Requirements

  • Regularly exposed to infection by handling potentially infectious samples.
  • Typically Stands for extended period of times
  • Lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Mobility to climb stairs on a regular basis.
  • Wearing appropriate protective gear: Lab coat, gloves, goggles, and face shield.

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