University of Washington CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 1 (FULL-TIME, DAYS) in Seattle, Washington
Req #: 193762
Department: LABORATORY MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY
Posting Date: 10/14/2021
Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Salary: $3,301 - $4,722 per month
Shift: First Shift
Notes: This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. (http://hr.uw.edu/benefits/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/benefits-classified-staff-20191231.pdf)
This recruitment offers a $3000 Recruitment Incentive to eligible new employees joining UW Medicine#UWMRecruitmentIncentive The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology serves as a regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for patient care, research and educational programs in laboratory medicine and pathology. The department now employs 900 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. Our Laboratory Medicine Department and Pathology has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, 100% FTE, day shift, Clinical Laboratory Technician 1 to join the team. At a semi-technical level, perform simple laboratory collection associated with venipunctures and capillary blood collection from patients, testing and/or prepare specimens for laboratory testing and performs other laboratory work which supports the operation of a clinical laboratory. RESPONSIBILITIES
Sort and prioritize initial specimens and requests, receive specimens via pneumatic tube system and at the front window
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.
Assist in orientation, training and support of new employees
Refer testing to other laboratories as procedurally necessary
Maintain complete, accurate, legible records
Clean work area at least once each shift
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.
Attend division and department staff meetings
Promote and contribute to the development of teamwork in the service and working relationships between the laboratory and other departments
Complete compliance, safety and other training relevant to job functions as assigned
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. DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS
Completion of a phlebotomy course
Medical Assistant - Phlebotomy (MA-P) certification with the WA State Department of Health DESIRED
Associates or bachelor degree in science
Experience in a major medical hospital laboratory
Experience with laboratory information system
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
May be required to work in other departmental locations in order to meet patient service requirements, including but not limited to UWMC, HMC, CHRMC, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, SCCA, Roosevelt, Rosen, etc.
May be required to work weekends and holidays.
Are considered essential staff and required to report to work in inclement weather. UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.