Pathology Technician - Anchorage, AK
Job Details
Alaska LLC - Palmer, AK
Full Time

Position Summary:

The Alaska Site Pathology Technician is responsible for helping to manage the overall workflow of the laboratory. Pathology Technicians 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. The Technician is 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 position is based out of Alaska Regional Hospital, Anchorage, M-F 9:00am-5:30pm

Essential 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 frozen sections, FNA procedures, bone marrow biopsies, CT/US procedures, etc.
  3. May assist with processing cytology specimens
  4. Assists with quality assurance and fulfilling compliance requirements
  5. Prepares reagents
  6. Pick up and deliver specimens, supplies, reports, etc, between clients and laboratory
  7. Perform maintenance and daily operational tasks
  8. Troubleshoots and helps resolve issues between departments and/or clients
  9. Trains new staff and performs competency assessments as needed
  10. Provides pathologists support which includes but is not limited to slide distribution and manifest, conference prep, pending lists, and triaging phone calls
  11. Transports slides, specimens and other material by car between hospital locations and clients
  12. Other duties as assigned


  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


  1. Combination of High school graduate AND 1+ year of relevant clinical/laboratory experience


  1. Bachelors in medical technology, chemical, physical, or biological science strongly preferred
  2. 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
  3. Basic computer knowledge (Word, Excel, etc)
  4. Valid driver's license & safe driving record required


Physical Requirements

  1. Safely lifting up to 50 lbs.
  2. Computer use
  3. Standing/sitting for long time periods
  4. Manual dexterity
  5. Driving
  6. Walking
  7. Bending