Cytology Laboratory Processor
Job Details
Tukwila - Main Lab LLC - Tukwila, WA
Full Time
1st Shift

Position Summary:

The responsibility of the Cytology Lab Processor is to provide general assistance to technologists/technicians and pathologists to ensure smooth workflow of the entire department. Responsibilities may include obtaining information from various departments, processing and/or accessioning different types of specimens and providing administrative & 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.


Position Schedule: M-F 5:30am-1:30pm

Essential Job Functions:

A Cytology Lab Processor may perform any of the following duties or groups of duties:


  1. Order, process and stain gynecological specimens
  2. Order, process, stain and provide a gross description for the majority of non-gynecological specimens
  3. Manifest and distribute slides and specimens appropriately to cytotechnologists & pathologists
  4. Maintain and troubleshoot complex issues regarding staining and processing equipment
  5. Keep QA logs of processing equipment
  6. Process FNAs as needed
  7. Reagent preparation as needed
  8. Other duties as assigned


  1. Exhibit precise attention to detail
  2. Adaptable & flexible
  3. Time management skills, organization and the ability to multitask
  4. Has exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  5. Performs with a professional demeanor
  6. Able to perform well under pressure with a large work volume
  7. Knowledge of Standard Operating Procedures and PPE requirements
  8. Collaborative, team player
  9. Effective problem solving and critical thinking skills



  1. Minimum high school diploma
  2. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in biology/chemistry/anatomy preferred
  3. 2 years of experience in a laboratory setting preferred
  4. Experience in Cytology preferred
  5. Basic computer program & application skills
  6. Customer service experience.
  7. Excellent verbal and written skills


Physical requirements:

  1. Manual dexterity
  2. A large amount of walking
  3. Must be able to safely lift up to 50 lbs.
  4. Sitting