Histology Lab Assistant I - Spokane
Job Details
Spokane - Deaconess Hospital LLC - Spokane, WA
Full Time
1st Shift

Position Summary:


The responsibility of Lab Assistant I is to provide general assistance to technologists/technicians and pathologists to ensure smooth work flow for the entire department. Responsibilities may include obtaining information from various departments, processing and/or accessioning different types of specimens and providing administrative and organizational support to the department. Due to various environmental hazards presented in the workplace such as formalin, communicable disease, fresh human tissue, etc., employees must adhere to HIPAA standards and strict Standard Operating Procedures and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements.


Essential Duties:


A Lab Assistant I may perform any of the following duties or groups of duties:


  1. Assemble, correlate and quality check completed histology cases
  2. Distribute completed slides to all pathologists
  3. File un-stained slides/tissue blocks
  4. Change, load, rotate, clean, and maintain processors
  5. Change, load, rotate, clean, and maintain staining instrumentation
  6. Reagent preparation and recycling
  7. Utilize company’s internal software applications
  8. Restock supplies as needed
  9. Hazardous waste control
  10. Other duties as assigned



  • Exhibit precise attention to detail
  • Adaptable & flexible
  • Time management skills and organization and the ability to multitask
  • Has exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Performs with a professional demeanor
  • Able to perform well under pressure with a large work volume
  • Knowledge of Standard Operating Procedures and PPE requirements




  1. Minimum High school graduate
  2. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in biology/chemistry/anatomy preferred
  3. Prior clinical medical setting or laboratory experience preferred
  4. Basic computer program & application skills
  5. Customer service experience.


Physical Requirements:


  1. Be able to lift up to 30 lbs.
  2. Sitting
  3. Computer use
  4. Walking
  5. Manual dexterity