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.), 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 Laboratory Medicine division has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 2. Under general supervision, perform at a technical level, various routine laboratory procedures, prepare and set up specimens for laboratory testing, and other laboratory work that supports the operation of a clinical laboratory. Demonstrate and train others in basic laboratory skills including the duties of a Clinical Technician 1. Perform assigned duties that contribute to the development of new processes and procedures in the lab. Rotate through the molecular and flow cytometry sections of the Hematopathology Laboratory. Perform assigned duties that contribute to the development of new processes and procedures in the lab.
Train other CLT1's and CLT2's in basic laboratory skills such as performing cell counts from various specimen types and routine banking of cells
Quality control on the reagents
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
Prepare reagents, stains, controls and other solutions
Operate laboratory equipment such as centrifuge, balance, computer, microscope, and automated pipettes
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
Enter data into spreadsheets, type and edit word documents, tables, and graphs
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
Label, distribute, clean and file specimen slides
Fill out the appropriate shipping forms and package specimens and slides for send-out
Perform volume verifications on pipettes
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
Perform special projects as assigned
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.
REQUIREMENTS: 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.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
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 Research Center, SCCA, Roosevelt etc.
May be required to work weekends and holidays on a limited basis.
Lab Medicine employees are considered essential staff and as such are required to report to work during inclement weather
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.