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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 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.), Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 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.
The UW Laboratory Medicine department - Seattle Cancer Care Alliance site has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 2. The successful candidate will be part of a skilled and dedicated team in a state-of-the-art hematopathology laboratory. Their duties and tasks provide vital support to the technologists, residents, fellows and hematopathologists in the laboratory. Their schedule includes rotations both at University of Washington Medical Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Work in the Molecular Hematopathology lab section of the Hematopathology Laboratory. Perform specimen processing consisting of receiving, sorting, identifying, and labeling blood, bone marrow, and other biological specimens. Enter patient and specimen information into log books, laboratory computer systems and databases. Enter data into spreadsheets, type and edit word documents, tables, and graphs. Prepare reagents, stains, controls and other solutions. Operate laboratory equipment such as centrifuge, balance, thermal cyclers, microscope,DNA prep instruments, electrophoresis apparatus, including capillary electrophoresis and automated pipettes. Extract, quantitate and file DNA and RNA specimens. Make, load, run and photograph electrophoresis gels. Assist with inventory and ordering supplies. Mail, fax, and file reports, assign billing codes, prepare laboratory records for storage and archives, and perform other clerical tasks as required. Answer the telephones, respond to telephone inquiries about turn-around times for testing and specimen requirements, troubleshoot problems and transfer calls to technologists and hematopathologists when appropriate. Fill out the appropriate shipping forms and package specimens and slides for send-out. Demonstrate routine laboratory techniques to students and new employees. Follow safety procedures and protocols. Participate in providing emergency coverage, overtime, and call back. Perform other duties as required.
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.
An Associate Degree from a Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA) accredited Medical Laboratory Technician program including courses in chemistry and biology, OR equivalent education/experience.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Experience with data entry systems such as, PowerPath, Hematopathology database and Laboratory Medicine LIS.
Familiar with molecular testing, procedures and techniques. Experienced in extracting DNA and pouring electrophoresis gels.
Familiar with use of micropipettes and sterile technique used in specimen banking.
Prior customer service experience and demonstrated interpersonal communication skills.
Investigative research and evaluation aptitude.
Confident independent decision making ability.
Capable of navigating various computer programs and providing basic computer support service.
Background knowledge in molecular biology.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
The primary work locations are the Department of Laboratory Medicine's Hematopathology Laboratory in the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance building on SE Lake Union, with possible coverage at UWMC, dependent on staffing needs.
Employees working in Laboratory Medicine may be required to work in other departmental locations in order to meet patient service requirements, i.e. UWMC, HMC, CHRMC, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Rsearch Center, SCCA, Roosevelt, Rosen, etc.
Monday through Friday, hours are 9:00am - 5:30pm, with rotating Saturdays and occasional holiday shifts.
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