State of Washington Classified Job Specification
Perform complex histologic procedures; assist in the technical operation of a laboratory.
Under general direction, perform complex procedures in all anatomic laboratories such as flow cytometry and immunocytochemistry and assist in the technical operation of a laboratory.
Implement, monitor, and perform quality control of specimens; determine disposition of improperly handled specimens; identify problems, take corrective action, notify supervisor of action taken and monitor follow-up solutions;
Develop and assess the impact of new procedures in the laboratory; implement and evaluate the requirements to comply with CAP standards;
Train new employees in histologic procedures, preparation of reagents/stains, and proper use and theory of standard laboratory equipment; orient pathologists and residents to complex histologic procedures;
Perform complex histologic functions in all anatomic laboratories such as flow cytometry and immunocytochemistry as assigned;
Perform the work of Histologic Technician 2;
Perform related duties as required.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
Certified as a Histotechnologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists
Certified as a Histologic Technician by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists
Three years of experience in a clinical or research laboratory.
Experience/education which demonstrates comparable skills may substitute for the certification requirement.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Class Specification History
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
Revised new class code: (formerly 6379) effective July 1, 2007