As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW 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 enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.UW Medicine Pathology provides clinical services in all areas of pathology, providing diagnostic procedures and analysis for more than 80,000 cases a year. We provide comprehensive diagnostic and personalized consultative services to physicians, community hospitals, independent laboratories and other health-care organizations, by combining sophisticated testing and informatics capabilities of fully accredited laboratories with the resources of an academic and teaching institution in its delivery of pathology services.Under the general supervision of the CYTOLOGY Supervisor, the Clinical Laboratory Technician I will perform laboratory work in support of anatomic pathology technologists, faculty and trainees.Job Responsibilities:*Performs laboratory specimen processing consisting of receiving, identifying, sorting, preparation and distribution of pathology specimens*Accessions CYTOLOGY specimens accurately and follows up on missing information*Maintains CYTOLOGY specimen archive*Prepares slides using automated laboratory equipment*Performs manual staining and coverslipping of CYTOLOGY slides*Maintains staining setup and prepares chemical reagents according to laboratory procedures*Performs routine maintenance and cleaning of lab equipment and instruments in accordance with procedures, and documents work completed*Monitor and replenish lab supplies from inventory*Provides assistance during Fine Needle Aspiration collection procedures*Responds to inquiries concerning specimen requirements and case status*Complies with lab policies, safety regulations, and state & federal requirements*Performs duties in in support of anatomic pathology services as assignedRequirements:High school graduation or equivalent AND one year of chemical, clinical, or public health laboratory experience OR completion of a laboratory assistant course approved by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists OR equivalent education/experience. Desired: Bachelors of Science in biology, physiology OR related field preferred. Conditions of Employment:*Must be able to stand for extended periods of time up to 6 hours*Must be able to lift and carry objects between 35 to 50 pounds
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.