Clinical Histotechnician I - Certified

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Allied Health


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.


FHCC Pathology department provides comprehensive diagnostic pathology services for the hematology/oncology, immunotherapy, and bone marrow transplant populations of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (FHCC).


The Clinical Histotechnician:

  • Performs all duties in the laboratory including routine histology, immunohistochemistry, accessioning, and laboratory maintenance.
  • Works under the guidance of and in conjunction with the Laboratory Directors and Manager, in accomplishing the goals of the laboratory.
  • Regular attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this job in order to carry out the primary responsibilities.

The schedule for this full-time position is Tuesday-Saturday, 6:00 am -2:30 pm. 


  • Perform standard histology benchwork including embedding, cutting, special stains and immunohistochemistry with reliable accuracy and efficiency
  • Maintain lab areas and equipment
  • Perform and document assigned QC activities
  • Accession and gross specimens
  • Prepare cytospin preparations
  • Inventory, prepare and maintain lab reagents and control slides
  • Participate in on-call rotation




  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • HT (ASCP) certification
  • 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



  • Associate degree

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. 

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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