Clinical Histotechnician I Certified (Hourly)- Per Diem

  • Fred Hutch Cancer Center
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Sep 23, 2022

Job Description

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures for the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.   At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   The Clinical Histotechnician I is responsible for producing high quality histology work for the Fred Hutch Cancer Center patients and clients.  A Clinical Histotechnician I position requires close interaction with the Pathology Manager and Pathologists.    Responsibilities Receive, accession, and process various specimens according to protocol and in a timely manner. Prepare specimens using various methods including paraffin sections, frozen sections, and cytocentrifugation. Section specimens on a microtome. Perform various routine and special stain histochemical procedures, Perform Immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization. Prepare reagents, maintain laboratory equipment, record data, and file tissue blocks and slides.  Assume responsibility for reagent and supply inventories.  Order supplies in a timely manner. Complete in a timely manner all assigned maintenance duties related to the IHC area and equipment. Perform all duties related to on-call work.


High school diploma or equivalent HT (ASCP) certification required Sound judgment Work under direction of supervisory staff Attention to detail Basic computer skills Ability to communicate verbally and in writing Ability to troubleshoot situations   Preferred: Associate degree preferred   SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities. Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.   A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Employment Type

Regular Per-Diem