Histology Technician Job at Confluence Health, Wenatchee, WA

  • Confluence Health
  • Wenatchee, WA

Job Description

Job Description

Salary Range

$25.99 - $41.56

Located in the heart of Washington, we enjoy open skies, snow-capped mountains, and the lakes and rivers of the high desert. We are the proud home of orchards, farms, and small communities. Confluence Health actively supports the communities we serve and their quality of life through our community support program and through our individual efforts as involved community members.


Pool Employees of Confluence Health receive a range of benefits in addition to compensation.

  • Retirement Plan
  • Pool Differential
  • Sick Leave
  • Shift Differential
  • Employee Assistance Program


Please note: This is a pool position. No guarantee of hours.


Implements, performs, and troubleshoots various tasks required to receive, process, and prepare patient tissue specimens for microscopic examination and analysis by a pathologist. This includes logging, batching, and cutting, mounting, and complex staining procedures. Receives tissue specimens from surgical and diagnostic cases and sorts, logs, and prioritizes according to procedure. Trains other technicians.


Position Reports To: Anatomic Pathology Manager

Essential Functions

  1. Prepares microscopic tissue slides for the pathologists, including processing, embedding, cutting, and staining of paraffin and frozen tissue specimens.
  2. Coordinates with leadership to improve services to clients, meet or exceed regulatory requirements, and report deficiencies.
  3. Validates, implements, and performs special stains, and immunohistochemistry studies.
  4. Performs special procedures, i.e., lymph node, breast localization, bone marrow procedures, etc.
  5. Orients and trains histology laboratory assistants and technical staff, including safety procedures.
  6. Assists pathologists in X-raying blocks for calcification when requested.
  7. Meets or exceeds competency as defined in Level III checklist.
  8. Performs clerical procedures including billing, consult send-outs, CAP tallies, etc.
  9. Maintains appropriate amounts and types of inventory for Histology.
  10. Prepares and troubleshoots histology reagents.
  11. Maintains departmental procedure manuals and slide files for histology.
  12. Disposes of chemicals and tissue appropriately as outlined for the laboratory.
  13. Functions as a technical resource for non-certified histotechnicians in the department as needed.
  14. Understands and complies with code and evacuation procedures.
  15. Adheres to departmental patient handling performance standards.
  16. Other duties as assigned.

Demonstrate Standards of Behavior and adhere to the Code of Conduct in all aspects of job performance at all times.

Position Requirements

Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is an essential requirement of working at Confluence Health. Religious and medical exemptions will be considered upon request.



  • Associate Degree in biology or related science and HT(ASCP) Certification or equivalent.
  • 3-year experience in histology.


  • 5-years' experience in histology.
Physical/Sensory Demands

O = Occasional, represents 1 to 25% or up to 30 minutes in a 2 hour workday.
F = Frequent, represents 26 to 50% or up to 1 hour of a 2 hour workday.
C = Continuous, represents 51% to 100% or up to 2 hours of a 2 hour workday.


Physical/Sensory Demands For This Position:

  • Walking - F
  • Sitting/Standing - C
  • Reaching: Shoulder Height - F
  • Reaching: Above shoulder height - F
  • Reaching: Below shoulder height - F
  • Climbing - O
  • Pulling/Pushing: 25 pounds or less - F
  • Pulling/Pushing: 25 pounds to 50 pounds - F
  • Pulling/Pushing: Over 50 pounds - O
  • Lifting: 25 pounds or less - F
  • Lifting: 25 pounds to 50 pounds - F
  • Lifting: Over 50 pounds - O
  • Carrying: 25 pounds or less - F
  • Carrying: 25 pounds to 50 pounds - F
  • Carrying: Over 50 pounds - O
  • Crawling/Kneeling - O
  • Bending/Stooping/Crouching - F
  • Twisting/Turning - F
  • Repetitive Movement - O

Working Conditions:

  • Not Specified

Job Classification:

  • FLSA : Non-Exempt
  • Hourly/Salary : Hourly

Physical Exposures For This Position:

  • Unprotected Heights - No
  • Heat - Yes
  • Cold - No
  • Mechanical Hazards - Yes
  • Hazardous Substances - Yes
  • Blood Borne Pathogens Exposure Potential - No
  • Lighting - No
  • Noise - Yes
  • Ionizing/Non-Ionizing Radiation – No
  • Infectious Diseases - Yes

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Shift work,

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