UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

HISTOLOGIC TECHNICIAN 1

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8380 (SEIU Local 925 Research Tech BU)

CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

Prepare tissue specimens for and/or conduct histological examinations and analyses.

BASIC FUNCTION

Prepare tissue specimens for microscopic examination and analysis; maintain laboratory equipment and records.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under direct supervision, prepare tissue for microscopic analysis.

TYPICAL WORK

Receive and accession specimens; fix, process and embed tissues; record complete patient information either manually or by computer;

Prepare specimens by frozen section methods;

Cut thin sections of specimens, using various types of microtomes; mount, stain, and label slides;

Perform special stain techniques; assess completed work prior to distribution;

Prepare reagents, dyes and solutions in accordance with standard procedures;

Maintain laboratory equipment, records and files;

Enter to the computer patient and specimen information from pathology requisition slips; verify completed work via the computer;

Perform related duties as required.

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

Completion of a Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA) approved school

OR

two years of experience in histologic technique.

OR

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

New Class: 1-3-73
Revise Title and Class: 12-14-73
Revise Class: 3-3-89
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
New to SEIU: 10-15-03

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