Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Clinical Histotechnician I, Certified - Per Diem

Job ID
Regular Per-Diem
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


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 to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

The Clinical Histotechnician I is responsible for producing high quality histology work for SCCA patients and clients. A Clinical Histotechnician I position requires sound judgement, attention to detail and the ability to communicate verbally and in writing. The technician will work under the direction of the supervisory staff and will have close interactions with the Department Manager and Pathologists. Regular attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this job in order to carry out the primary responsibilities.


  • 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 stains using automated platforms.
  • Prepare reagents, maintain laboratory equipment, record data, and file tissue blocks and slides. 
  • Complete in a timely manner all assigned maintenance duties related to the IHC area and equipment



  • High school diploma or equivalent required, Associate Degree preferred
  • 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


  • 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.

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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