Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch's global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world's leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world's deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.
The Clinical Histotechnician I is responsible for producing high quality histology work for SCCA patients and clients. A Clinical Histotechnician I position requires sound judgement, attention to detail and the ability to communicate verbally and in writing. The technician will work under the direction of the supervisory staff and will have close interactions with the Department Manager and Pathologists. Regular attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this job in order to carry out the primary responsibilities.
Process various specimens according to protocol and in a timely manner
Prepare specimens using various methods including paraffin sections, frozen sections, and cytocentrifugation.
Section specimens on a microtome
Perform various routine and special stain histochemical procedures.
Perform Immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization stains using automated platforms.
Prepare reagents, maintain laboratory equipment, record data, and file tissue blocks and slides.
Complete in a timely manner all assigned maintenance duties related to the IHC area and equipment
High school diploma or equivalent required, Associate Degree preferred
HT (ASCP) certification required
Work under direction of supervisory staff
Attention to detail
Basic computer skills
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing
Ability to troubleshoot situations
SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities.
Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.
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The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research, and education.