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Clinical Laboratory Technician, Seattle, WA


Organization: UW Medicine
Category: Professional
Location: Seattle, WA
Date Job Posted: April 22, 2022
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For eligible positions, this recruitment offers up to a $3,000 Recruitment Incentive to eligible new employees joining UW Medicine

The Department of Laboratory Medicine serves as a regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for patient care, research and educational programs in laboratory medicine. The department now employs 1900 people who work at the award-winning University of Washington Medical Center (ranked among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report), Harborview Medical Center (the region's only Level I Trauma center, known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally-and medically-vulnerable populations.), and many other clinical and research facilities in the area. The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement and natural beauty.

UW Medicine in beautiful Seattle, Washington is actively interviewing for Clinical Laboratory Technicians; part-time, full-time, and temporary hourly opportunities for various work shifts and location.

SHIFTS:
First Shift (Days)
Second Shift (Evenings)
Third Shift (Nights)
Temporary/Hourly

LOCATIONS:
Harborview Medical Center
UW Medicine - Montlake
UW Medicine - South Lake Union
UW Medicine - Renton

DIVISONS may include:
HMC & UWMC Specimen Processing
Transfusion Service Lab (Blood Bank)
Genetics Lab
Virology
Microbiology

Become part of our team, and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

*may include, but not limited to*

  • Prepare patient and collection equipment according to established procedures for blood collection
  • Teach, train and share practical knowledge with other staff responsible for entering and managing entry of medical necessity, results, and/or manual billing
  • Responds promptly, courteously, and professionally to phone and written inquires from clients about test information, results, and other elation information
  • Solves specimen problems in a timely, through and accurate manner, providing appropriate documentation for supervisor review
  • Sort and prioritize initial specimens and requests, receive specimens via pneumatic tube system and at the front window
  • Result and review entries for all reference lab testing for HMC, UWMC and SCCA
  • Performs setup for bacterial susceptibility testing including disk diffusion, gradient strips and microtiter panels.
  • Works with leadership to review and update procedures, policies, and job aids
  • Match specimens against requisitions for appropriate tube type
  • Centrifuge and aliquot appropriate specimen type and quantity as ordered
  • Process timed urine collections: add preservatives, measure, aliquot, etc.
  • Answer telephones, intercom and window reception in a courteous and professional manner
  • Perform computer functions required for completion of tasks: data entry, printing, worksheets, reports, result inquiry
  • Respond to inquiries concerning patient lab values, reference ranges, specimen requirements, procedures, time required for tests and preparation of specimens to outside labs for analysis
  • Resolve specimen or order-related problems
  • Perform computer functions required for completion of tasks: data entry of patient information and tests requested, printing, worksheets, reports, result inquiry, etc.

REQUIREMENTS:

High school graduation or equivalent
AND
One year of chemical, clinical, or public health laboratory experience OR completion of a laboratory assistant course approved by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists
OR
Equivalent education/experience.

HARBORVIEW MEDICAL & UWMC SPECIMEN PROCESSING & REMOTE LAB DIVISION REQUIREMENTS:

Completion of a phlebotomy course
Medical Assistant - Phlebotomy (MA-P) certification with the WA State Department of Health

*If the New Hires does not have an MA-P, they will be required to complete an inhouse training program. As a condition of employment, the MA-P must be obtained within 90 days of the start date.

DESIRED:

Associates or bachelor degree in science
Experience in a major medical hospital laboratory
Experience with laboratory information system
Experience with electronic health record (EHRs) information systems

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Lab Medicine employees may be required to work in any of the department locations including but not limited to HMC, UWMC, Roosevelt, SCCA, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, SCH, etc.

Will be considered essential staff and as such will be required to report to work when scheduled despite inclement weather.

Please apply via the UWMC Careers website: https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=205320&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=&szReturnToSearch=1


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