Cytology Laboratory Processor
Job Details
Tukwila - Main Lab LLC - Tukwila, WA
Full Time
$18.50 - $29.86 Hourly
3rd Shift
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 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.

This is a day position: Monday - Friday 8pm - 4:30am

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


CellNetix offers a robust comprehensive benefits plan. Some of the most popular benefits include:

  • Company paid healthcare plan options.
  • Generous 401K company match up to 4%.
  • Starting paid time off 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 addition includes Norton LifeLock Identity Protection at no employee cost.

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.