Histo Tech II - Deaconess
Job Details
Spokane - Deaconess Hospital LLC - Spokane, WA
Full Time
$24.00 - $37.00 Hourly
Health Care


An unwavering pursuit of Excellence in Patient Care - Every diagnosis. Every day. This is what we stand for.

CellNetix Pathology and Laboratories is a dynamic physician- and employee-owned pathology practice and lab headquartered in Washington state in the Seattle area with locations throughout the state and Alaska. We're resolute in meeting the exceedingly high standards of quality we set for our laboratory, our customer service, our business, and ourselves.

If this resonates with you, join our exceptional team in our pursuit of excellence.

Position Summary:

The responsibility of a Histology Technician II is to prepare and process tissue samples for pathologists to exam and interpret. In addition to performing all Histotech I job functions, Histology Technician II must have intermediate Histology skills and participate in leading and contributing to continuing education. Some tasks performed by this position require the technician to be eligible for high complexity testing. Environmental hazards such as formalin, communicable disease, fresh human tissue, etc. are present in the workplace. The Histology Technician must adhere to strict HIPAA standards as well as Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements. This position may be selected as a Lead with Lead responsibilities.

Hours: 1st or 2nd shift available

Essential Duties:

Histology Technician II may perform any of the following duties or groups of duties:

  1. Maintains processors, microtomes, stainers and coverslipping machines
  2. Performs frozen section procedures as needed
  3. Conducts hazardous waste control and proper disposal of all biohazardous materials and chemically hazardous materials
  4. Performs IHC testing including sendouts preparation, quality control and system documentation
  5. Prepares reagents
  6. Labels slides and distributes cases to pathologists
  7. Other duties as assigned


  1. Understanding of tissue structures, techniques, principles, theory and instrumentation
  2. Familiarity with routine handling of outside customer samples
  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  4. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
  5. Must have excellent hand-eye coordination
  6. Must be detail oriented
  7. Ability to learn new computer software
  8. Must be able to prioritize job tasks and meet deadlines


  1. HT/HTL (ASCP) certified
  2. 3 year of Histology experience required
  3. Familiarity with intermediate laboratory chemistry

Physical Requirements

  1. Prolonged sitting
  2. Lifting up to 20 lbs
  3. Manual dexterity
  4. Walking

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CellNetix offers comprehensive benefits plan in addition to competitive pay. Some of the most popular benefits include:

  • Generous company paid healthcare (medical, vision, dental, prescription) plan options.
  • Substantial 401K company match.
  • Starting paid time off accrual of up to 15 days/year plus 8 paid holidays.
  • Life and disability insurance.
  • Fully subsidized ORCA card and free parking at most sites.
  • Our most recent benefit addition of Norton LifeLock Identity Protection at no employee cost.

Compensation Range for Histotech II or III: $24.00 - $37.00 plus additional hourly shift differential pay for hours 5:00pm-7:00am of $4.00-$6.00/hour

IMPORTANT NOTICE As a healthcare organization we are committed to providing a healthy and safe environment. We require a criminal history background check and drug test for all final candidates. Additionally, CellNetix has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.