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Are you passionate about improving people’s lives through advanced molecular diagnostic and prognostic tools that support the diagnosis and treatment of cancer? PhenoPath offers an exciting, challenging and personally rewarding work environment using cutting-edge technology in the fields of diagnostic pathology, molecular laboratory testing and contract research services.

At PhenoPath, we help you achieve your potential no matter what role you play. We reward and celebrate excellence and offer career development that enables achievement in areas of research, laboratory operations, finance and administration, sales and marketing, human resources and more. We give you the chance to realize your passion for career growth and opportunity.

As a professional at PhenoPath, you will be part of a team that values and is committed to:

  1. Growth through continuous learning and academic excellence
  2. Rewards for performance and initiative through competitive compensation that is aligned with business success
  3. Diversity in the work place
  4. Delivering diagnoses our pathology and oncology customers can count on
  5. The success of our customers

Current Openings
If you would like to learn more about joining the PhenoPath team, follow the links listed below that describe positions currently available at PhenoPath.

  • IHC Supervisor

    BASIC FUNCTION

    Provide on-site supervision of Clinical Laboratory Immunohistochemistry (IHC) and Histology Technologists, Technicians, and Ancillary staff; oversee and monitor laboratory testing, quality control, quality assurance, preventative maintenance, safety, and continuing education of the IHC and Histology staff.

     

    DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

    With direct and/or delegated authority:

    • Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Clinical Laboratory IHC and histology departments, including, but not limited to staffing, scheduling, training, work quality, and monitoring of activities.
    • Supervise, evaluate, and oversee activities of the staff.
    • Provide technical and administrative management, such as policy development and budgeting.
    • Develop, implement and improve processes, including providing necessary training to ensure the consistent and timely delivery of quality work.
    • Provide for the continuing technical and professional development of staff.

     

    POSITION RESPONSIBILITES

    • Supervise Clinical Laboratory IHC and Histology staff
      • Interview and recommend selection of applicants.
      • Assign and schedule work; act upon leave requests. Supervise and oversee activities of staff.
      • Supervise orientation and training and ensure documentation of training activities.
      • Evaluate and document staff performance through formal and informal mechanisms.
      • Counsel staff and recommend disciplinary action when necessary. May implement disciplinary action, as appropriate. Develops and oversees Performance Improvement Plans in coordination with the Associate Director, and Human Resources.
      • Participate in formulation of division goals and policies; implement departmental and policies and changes in procedure.
    • Ensure delivery of Laboratory work
      • Monitor workload, staffing, turnaround time, and other key performance and quality metrics to ensure the consistent and timely delivery of quality work from the department, and to ensure that acceptable levels of analytic performance are maintained.
      • Ensure that patient test results are not reported until all corrective actions have been taken and the test system is properly functioning.
      • Assure that remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications.
      • Act as a resource for the laboratory staff
    • Provide technical expertise, and be available to the staff for questions.
    • Troubleshoot laboratory tests, processes, and procedures.
    • Develop and conduct Continuing Education sessions for laboratory staff.
    • Be accessible to testing personnel at all times when testing is performed to provide on-site, telephone or electronic consultation to resolve technical problems in accordance with PhenoPath policies and procedures; or ensure that a person with appropriate qualifications is available in the event supervisor cannot be.
      • Write, review, and revise laboratory procedures, forms, and other documents, and maintain document control per PhenoPath established processes.
      • Monitor, ensure quality, and initiate/recommend process improvement projects related to clinical laboratory operations.
      • May perform the duties of a Clinical IHC Technologist III.
    • Research and Development (R&D)
      • Supervise, direct and lead the R&D activities of the staff. Develop and implement new IHC or Histology tests and methodologies.
      • Ensure appropriate documentation and regulatory adherence.
      • Investigate and implement new equipment or technologies as needed or directed
    • Receive approval from the Medical Director or Associate Director of IHC & Histology for major equipment purchases.
    • Coordinate and oversee product selection and purchasing while ensuring that you obtain input from, or provide feedback to the pertinent departments including: Medical Staff, Management, Finance, Contract research, QA, IT and/or Marketing.
    • Supervise installation, implementation and validation of new equipment and technologies including: Training, Documentation, Testing and validation, SOP or other document creation
    • Assist with inspections (CAP, NY state, Sponsors, etc.)
      • Maintain lab operations to be in a state of continual inspection preparedness.
      • Conduct semi-annual Self-Inspection, and prepare for actual inspection.
      • Report any deficiencies to Associate Director and QA, and prepare and execute approved corrective action plan.
      • Assist Associate Director and QA as directed.
    • Safety, Security, and Waste Handling
      • Observe and model safe works practices (Universal Precautions, proper use of PPE, hand washing, etc.) at all times, and ensure a safe working environment.
      • May provide safety training to staff.
    • Quality Improvement / Quality Assessment Program
      • Maintain and review quality control standards of the laboratory.
      • Coordinate proficiency testing (PT) activities of the staff and ensure compliance with all PT policies.
      • Participate in the overall Quality Program at PhenoPath Laboratories.
      • Ensure staff competency through formal and informal mechanisms (e.g. training, Competency Assessments, Proficiency Testing, Performance Evaluations, observations, discussions).
    • Compliance
      • Maintain privacy and security of patient protected health information (PHI), and PhenoPath's confidential business information, and/or intellective property and that of PhenoPath’s clients.
      • Coordinate efforts with Compliance Committee in ensuring compliance to applicable laws, regulations, and regulatory requirements.
    • Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis.

     

    Required Skills and Experience

    • A Bachelor’s Degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution
    • Current certification with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), or equivalent, or certification with specialty organization appropriate to the laboratory section
    • Six (6) years of progressively responsible clinical technologist experience to include at least one year in a lead capacity in IHC and/or Histology

     

    Preferred Skills and Experience

    • A doctoral or master’s degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution
    • Prior supervisory experience in a CLIA-certified laboratory in IHC
    • At least one year in a lead capacity in IHC and Histology

     

    Please no phone calls regarding this position from candidates or recruiters

     

    To Apply: Click Here

  • IHC Tech II - Histologist

    Posted: August 21, 2018

     

    BASIC FUNCTION

    Perform at a professional level, routine and some complex manual and automated tests in a clinical IHC laboratory.

     

    DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

    Under moderate or direct supervision, perform routine laboratory tests such as immunoperoxidase, immunofluorescence, ISH, FISH, PCR, microtomy, H&E, tissue preparation, etc., at an intermediate level. Demonstrated proficiency and expertise is required to move to the IHC Technologist III level.

     

    POSITION RESPONSIBILITES

    • Perform anatomic pathology laboratory work and supporting duties. Typical work may include:
    • Learn the methods and theory for the following laboratory techniques, as assigned, as well as the associated workflow processes at PhenoPath. May be assigned to train others in tasks upon achieving competency.
    • Immunohistochemistry
      • Adept at IHC procedures and variations, and understands the purpose of each step and reagent.
      • Possess knowledge and understanding of the antibodies in use on the clinical service.
      • Understand "Path of Workflow" of a specimen through all phases.
      • Perform the duties of an IHC Technologist I.
    • Immunofluorescence
      • Prep and run any IF specimens, and review and record QC and patient slides.
    • Research and Development
      • Under general supervision, can perform all aspects of developmental project work; reports to Lead or Supervisor.
      • Participate in the work-up and validation of new antibodies. Can develop Validation Write-Up with limited assistance.
      • Keep complete and up-to-date documentation for all projects and activities, including preparation of accurate Excel spreadsheets etc.
    • Equipment
      • Proficient at basic and advanced operation of equipment. Train others.
      • Initiate non-routine maintenance on any equipment in their area. Report activities to lead/supervisor.
      • Implement approved equipment procedure changes as directed.
      • Evaluate new/proposed equipment. Make recommendations to lead/supervisor.
    • Laboratory Support
      • Perform laboratory support activities as needed (reagent preparation, glassware washing, cleaning, filing, etc.). Understand the role of these activities in the overall testing process and patient care.
    • Sign-Out
      • Proficient at all sign-out duties.
      • Develop action plans to address problems noted on Troubleshooting Sheet.
      • Perform all other duties of an IHC Technologist I.
    • Quality Control and Quality Assurance
      • Proficient at control selection; understands which controls to use and why; able to independently select alternative controls.
      • Score control slides with general supervision only (Tech III/lead or supervisor reviews questions and signs off on scoring).
      • Ensure quality control standards are met and documented. May be responsible for one or more QA monitors, including report generation. Report to lead or supervisor.
      • Apply knowledge to review of QA reports and suggest ideas and improvements to lead/supervisor.
      • Perform all other duties of an IHC Technologist I.
    • Act as a resource to staff and clients
      • Demonstrate proficiency and understanding about the testing methods, techniques, current test menu, path of workflow of a specimen, specimen requirements, etc.
      • May act as a designated trainer for new staff. Mentor new and/or more junior staff.
      • May prepare occasional didactic or presentation as directed.
      • Stay current with new techniques and developments.
      • Keep up with current literature (Journal Club, PhenoPath didactic sessions, Histonet, etc.)
    • Perform administrative and monitoring duties
      • Write, review, and revise laboratory procedures as directed.
      • Monitor inventory, ordering, and product storage conditions.
      • May provide input to the annual budget process.
      • Participate in laboratory workload activities as directed.
      • Attend and participate in all laboratory meetings.
    • Compliance
      • Coordinate efforts with Compliance Committee in ensuring compliance to applicable laws, regulations, and regulatory requirements.
    • Safety, Security, and Waste Handling
      • Coordinate efforts with the safety officer in ensuring a safe working environment.
      • Observe safe work practices at all times.
      • May provide safety training to staff.
    • Laboratory Information Systems – utilize Laboratory IT systems and/or software for:
      • the purposes of data entry for test ordering, patient results searches, and other appropriate system functionality required for testing.
      • assisting with inventory maintenance.

     

    Required Skills and Experience

    • Must be ASCP certified HT, HTL, MT or MTL.
    • Minimum one year experience in a clinical or research laboratory.
    • Minimum of 60 semester hours college academic credits.

     

    Preferred Skills and Experience

    • ASCP certified QIHC.
    • One or more years of experience in an anatomical pathology laboratory.
    • Bachelors of Science in a laboratory science or related field

     

    Please no phone calls regarding this position from candidates or recruitersPlease no phone calls regarding this position from candidates or recruiters

    TO APPLY:  Click Here

    SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO:  jobs@phenopath.com

    IHC Tech II - Histologist

  • Mail-Room Office Assistant

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Shipping
      • Appropriately package and accurately arrange for transport of specimens and other goods to intended recipients
      • Advise staff of shipping requirements/regulations
      • Document activity as required
    • Receive and triage packages to ensure timely handling and receipt.
    • Distribute specimens and materials from intake to testing laboratory.
    • Send out shipping supplies to clinical service clients.
    • Maintain adequate stocks of supplies in an organized fashion.
    • Perform functions, as needed, to assist with the smooth operation of Client Services.
    • Contribute to a professional working atmosphere by maintaining and foster an open and communicative work environment among all co-workers, including physicians, managers and supervisors, and all other PhenoPath employees and contractors.
    • Ensure compliance with PhenoPath’s own, as well as local, state, and federal requirements
      • Follow PhenoPath’s documented policies and procedures relative to compliance, privacy, security, safety, and personnel
      • Report concerns and/or ask questions of Client Services Manager, Privacy Officer, Security Officer, Safety Officer, HR, etc.

     

    Required Skills/Experience

    • Required Skills
      • Congenial and professional
      • Attention to detail
      • Ability to work independently
      • Ability to multi-task, prioritize work, and ensure day-to-day work is accomplished in the required timeframe
      • Familiarity with MAC operating system and working knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and Excel
    • Preferred Skills
      • At least 3-5 years office experience in an clinical laboratory
      • Experience with FedEx.com
      • Knowledge of international and hazardous material shipping regulations

     

    To Apply: Click Here

PhenoPath accepts resumes for Medical Technologists and Histotechnologists on an ongoing basis.

If you are interested in employment at PhenoPath, please submit a cover letter and detailed resume to:

Human Resources Department
PhenoPath PLLC
551 North 34th Street, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98103
Fax: 206.374.9009
Email: jobs@phenopath.com

Benefits 
PhenoPath offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance options (PhenoPath contributes to the premiums for employee, spouse and dependents)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP), a counseling and referral service, provided by PhenoPath
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Basic life and AD&D insurance coverage provided by PhenoPath
  • Additional voluntary term life and AD&D insurance coverage options
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance coverage provided by PhenoPath
  • Paid time off, including vacation, personal leave and six holidays
  • 401k retirement savings plan (PhenoPath provides an employer match on employee contributions; employees are 100% vested in their contributions and matching contributions from PhenoPath)
  • Free on-site parking or alternative commuter bonus subsidy to offset public transportation costs

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Equal Opportunity Employer
PhenoPath is an equal opportunity employer. We endeavor to attract and retain highly qualified individuals representing the diversity of the communities in which we live.

Vendor / Recruiter Policy
PhenoPath does not accept unsolicited resumes from staffing vendors, nor does PhenoPath pay fees to such vendors. Please do not contact or solicit hiring personnel regarding these matters.