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 currently 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 department has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Medical Laboratory Scientist 1 or Trainee.
Performs patient testing accurately, precisely and meets test completion deadlines through efficient workload organization
Able to work independently and handle heavy workloads calmly and efficiently
Understands, operate, maintain and troubleshoot laboratory equipment including but not limited to the following : chemistry analyzer, slide stainer, hemotology analyzer, automated urinalysis system, microscope, hand-held monitoring devices
Performs phlebotomy on adult and pediatric patients
Prepares and processes samples for transport and/or testing
Exhibits excellent customer service and teamwork skills
Exhibits working knowledge of laboratory information system software (Sunquest) and EMR (Epic)
Is proficient in receiving patients and processing electronic lab orders
Assures quality control requirements are attained
Uses knowledge to validate and accept test results
Participates in quality improvement/quality assurance programs
Proficient in problem solving
Is knowledgeable of laboratory safety and proper precautions when dealing with bio-hazardous, radioactive, corrosive, explosive and flammable materials
Oversees the work of Clinical Laboratory Technicians and Phlebotomists in the absence of Lead or MLS2
Professionally interacts with doctors and nurses regarding laboratory results and interpretation
Must be able to communicate laboratory status and work well with coworkers, supervisors and faculty
Provides training of new employees or students as delegated by supervisory staff
Monitors laboratory inventory
Makes and verifies quality of reagents
Arrives and leaves work at proper times
Uses sick-leave correctly
Flexes work schedule as necessary to cover late shifts
May need to work in other departmental locations in order to meet patient service requirements (R2, Hall Health, UWMC, HMC etc)
Performs 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.
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.