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Clinical Lab Specialist II

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Location: 1100 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA Posted: Mar 26, 2020

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  • Clinical Lab Specialist II

    Job ID 15350 Type Regular Full-Time Company Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Location US-WA-Seattle Category Allied Health
  • Overview

    The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 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.

    Under direct supervision of supervisory staff, the Clinical Laboratory Technician II is responsible for accessioning and processing clinical and research specimens in the SCCA Pathology Laboratory, staining bone marrow aspirate smear slides, and answering phone inquiries. Additional duties as assigned, could include filing blocks and slides, performing daily and weekly laboratory maintenance, and transcribing patient reports and documents. The successful candidate will work closely with histotechnicians, residents/fellows, and pathologists.

    The work schedule for this position is 12:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Monday through Friday.


    • Receive, accession, and process various specimens according to protocol and in a timely manner
    • Prepare reagents, maintain laboratory equipment, record data, and file tissue blocks and slides. Assume responsibility for reagent and supply inventories. Order supplies in a timely manner.
    • Complete in a timely manner all assigned maintenance duties.
    • Maintain laboratory records, compute data and enter onto computer data
    • Prepare, stain, and QC bone marrow aspirate slides for handout
    • Triage incoming phone calls from providers or other laboratories
    • Actively participate in laboratory meetings and huddles


    • High school or equivalent required, Some College course work emphasizing laboratory science preferred
    • One to two years of histology laboratory experience preferred
    • Experience with the MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook)
    • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to work in a high pressure, time-sensitive, and complex health care environment
    • Ability to identify and troubleshoot issues appropriately
    • Regular attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this job in order to carry out the primary responsibilities

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at [email protected] or by calling 206-667-4700.


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    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is dedicated to the elimination of cancer and related diseases as causes of human suffering and death. The Center conducts research of the highest standards to improve prevention and treatment of cancer and related...

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