UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

HISTOTECHNOLOGIST

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8379 (SEIU Local 925 Research Tech BU)

BASIC FUNCTION

Perform complex histologic procedures; assist in the technical operation of a laboratory.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under general direction, perform complex procedures in all anatomic laboratories such as flow cytometry and immunocytochemistry and assist in the technical operation of a laboratory.

TYPICAL WORK

Implement, monitor, and perform quality control of specimens; determine disposition of improperly handled specimens; identify problems, take corrective action, notify supervisor of action taken and monitor follow-up solutions;

Develop and assess the impact of new procedures in the laboratory; implement and evaluate the requirements to comply with CAP standards;

Train new employees in histologic procedures, preparation of reagents/stains, and proper use and theory of standard laboratory equipment; orient pathologists and residents to complex histologic procedures;

Perform complex histologic functions in all anatomic laboratories such as flow cytometry and immunocytochemistry as assigned;

Perform the work of Histologic Technician II;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union

Certified as a Histotechnologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists OR certified as a Histologic Technician by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists AND three years of experience in a clinical or research laboratory.

Experience/education which demonstrates comparable skills may substitute for the certification requirement.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

New Class: 3-3-89
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
New to SEIU: 10-15-03

CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05