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.
Our Department of Laboratory Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100%), day shift, CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN LEAD. Under general supervision, the Clinical Laboratory Technician Lead informs Divisional leaders of operational status in Reference Laboratory Services. As a member of the Call Center Team, this individual will coordinate technical activities of the department's clinical laboratory referral testing service for non-UWMC clients. He/she will work with community clients, as well as with the department's laboratory staff, residents and faculty to ensure quality laboratory services are delivered to the department's outside clients.
Additionally, this individual will spend approximately twenty five percent of the time dedicated to clinical lab processing responsibilities, including: sorting and prioritizing of specimens, matching specimens against requisitions, data entry of client and specimen information into the laboratory medicine system, centrifuging and aliquoting and delivering specimens. Train and support new client services staff for Community Services. Functions as dispatch for courier service, provides input for changes or expansion of existing routes. Maintains inventory supply, monitors lab reports and prepares supplies/reports for delivery to clients. 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.
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 and one year of Clinical Laboratory Technician experience OR equivalent education/experience.
Associate or Bachelor degree in lab science field
Familiarity with Department of Laboratory Medicine operations and procedures
Familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, and database software
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Employees working in Laboratory Medicine:
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, etc.
May be required to work weekends and holidays
Are considered essential staff and required to report to work in inclement weather
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