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UW Hospitals and Clinics clinical laboratories are a comprehensive provider of laboratory testing, expert medical interpretation of specimens and innovation in laboratory technology. The laboratories play an essential role in the quality and safety of patient care by providing accurate diagnostic and treatment information to caregivers and patients.
The Histology Technician - Obj performs basic and complex testing and additional activities necessary to provide laboratory services at all UWHCA laboratory testing sites. Individuals are expected to perform some advanced troubleshooting, maintenance, and problem resolution; and instruct other employees. A high level of technical skill is needed for testing methods/systems in which quality control materials and/or external proficiency testing materials are labile or not available. Troubleshooting is not automatic and requires decision-making and direct intervention to resolve most problems. Maintenance requires special knowledge, skills, and abilities. Resolution of problems requires extensive independent interpretation and judgment. Unusual issues or difficult problems are referred to a lead technologist or manager. Individuals work under general supervision of a laboratory manager.
Individuals in this position must successfully demonstrate their ability to take on additional responsibilities such as teaching/training and/or method/system duties as assigned. System responsibilities may include portion of a larger specialty or total responsibility for a smaller specialty. Contact with vendors and service representatives are necessary. Teaching/training duties include instruction of pathology residents, students, employees and other medical staff.
The Histology Technician - Objective brings forth the specialized scientific and technical knowledge essential to perform most testing in the laboratory.
Organizational skill and ability to prioritize test requests are critical to successful performance. Multiple test requests, with different or the same priority, must be effectively organized by the individual in order to maximize diagnostic impact. A high degree of accuracy and reliability is required to ensure results that can assist in the timely diagnosis and treatment of patients. Duties require interaction with clinical staff and physicians, i.e., explanation of test results or answering a variety of questions.
Work Schedule: 100% FTE, 40 hours per week. Shifts will be scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 2:30 pm - 11:00 pm; Rotating weekend on-call responsibilities. Hours may vary based on the needs of the department.
UW Health offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Work experience that is relevant to the position will be taken into consideration when determining the starting base pay.
We are an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.