Interpath Laboratory

  • Histotech

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Job ID
    # Positions
    M-F 9pm - 5:30am
  • 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.


    Ensure accurate and timely processing of collected specimens.


    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.


    • 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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