Pathology Technician - Seattle Sites Lab Assistant
Job Details
Seattle - CellNetix First Hill LLC - Seattle, WA
Full Time
High School
$18.50 Hourly
Up to 25%
Entry Level



An unwavering pursuit of health. This is what we stand for.

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CellNetix Pathology and Laboratories is a dynamic, rapidly growing physician- and employee-owned pathology practice and lab headquartered in Seattle, Washington with locations throughout the state. Driven by impeccable attention to detail, we're resolute in meeting the exceedingly high standards of quality we set for our laboratory, our customer service, our business and ourselves.

It is our Vision to rethink, redefine and reset the standard of care for pathology groups and laboratories in the country.

General Summary

Pathology Technicians/Lab Assistants at our hospital laboratory sites are responsible for providing a wide variety of technical and administrative support including specimen accessioning, scheduling and performing procedures, resolving discrepancies, as well as providing general procedural support to pathologists and hospital staff and physicians. This position requires great flexibility, attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.  Lab Assistant are also responsible for adhering to HIPAA standards and strict Standard Operating Procedures and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements.  Environmental hazards such as formalin, communicable disease, fresh human tissue, etc. are present in the workplace. This position may be selected by supervisor as Lead with Lead responsibilities.  This is a float position and will require travelling to other sites.

Essential Job Functions

May perform any of the following duties or groups of duties:

  1. Intakes and accession specimens accurately and timely
  2. Schedules and assists with patient procedures performed at the hospital which may include but are not limited to FNA procedures, bone marrow biopsies, CT/US procedures, etc.
  3. Assists the pathologists with intraoperative evaluations such as frozen sections
  4. Assists Pathologists with specimen and work station prep
  5. Assists in sending out material to other institutions
  6. Provides support in resolution center
  7. Assists with quality assurance and fulfilling compliance requirements
  8. Provides pathologists support which includes but is not limited to slide distribution and manifest, conference prep, pending lists, and triaging phone calls
  9. Assists with autopsy prep as needed
  10. Delivers specimens to relevant sites/departments and assists couriers as needed
  11. Perform maintenance and daily operational tasks
  12. Provides cross coverage to other hospital sites as needed
  13. Other duties as assigned
  1. Combination of High school graduate AND 1+ year of relevant clinical/laboratory experience
  2. Bachelors in medical technology, chemical, physical, or biological science strongly preferred
  3. Preferred skills include:
    1. Previous experience working a clinical/medical/laboratory environment
    2. Medical terminology knowledge
    3. Previous data entry experience
    4. Previous customer service experience
  4. Basic computer knowledge (Word, Excel, etc)
  5. Valid driver's license & reliable transportation



  1. Detail oriented
  2. Collaborative, team player
  3. Able to interact professionally with co-workers, clients and hospital departments
  4. Use internal and hospital IT systems
  5. Be flexible and adaptable
  6. Strong time management and organization skills with the ability to multitask
  7. Effective problem solving and critical thinking skills
  8. Must have excellent communication and customer service skills
  9. Be able to perform well under pressure and large work volume
  10. Must have basic computer skills, including accurate typing and be able to learn new software and equipment
  11. Ability to troubleshoot and deal with conflicts
  12. Knowledge of Standard Operating Procedures and PPE requirements

Physical Requirements

  1. Be able to lift 20+ lbs.
  2. Be able to stand for over 2.5 hours at a time

Be able to move around in tight spaces