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 Laboratory Medicine Department has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 2. This individual performs the pre-analytic laboratory procedures of specimen collection and specimen processing and performs a limited number of test procedures. RESPONSIBILITIES:Interpret provider test orders, prioritize specimen handling based on specimen type and clinical urgency, monitor requisitions and labels for accuracy and investigating/documenting errors and incomplete ordersPerform stat and routine tests utilizing automated or semi-automated equipment, kit assays, bedside monitoring devices and microscopic evaluations. Understands, operates, maintains, and troubleshoots (may involve communicating with hot-line personnel) the applicable laboratory equipment and testing methodsPerforms phlebotomy on adult and pediatric patientsResponsible for telephone inquiries from staff and providersRepresents the Department of Laboratory Medicine and UW Medicine and plays an important role in promoting our mission, values and goal of service excellence and patient safetyPrepares and processes specimens for transport or testing, including data entryExhibits a working knowledge of the lab information systems, including Sunquest and EPIC. Problem-solves both billing and ordering issues of both systems, enters results and generates work lists, pendings, exception reports, etc.Performs quality control analyses on all tests assigned and determines whether all parameters are within established rangesKnows critical limits for all tests assigned and reports immediately to appropriate medical staffProfessionally interacts with doctors and nurses regarding laboratory results and interpretationParticipates in training and demonstrating routine laboratory techniques to students and new employees. Provides support for special projects and performs related duties as assignedMonitors laboratory inventory in assigned work area and notifies section lead or supervisor if supplies are needed. Place orders as requestedPerforms related duties as assignedThis 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 biologyORequivalent education/experience.DESIRED:Washington State Phlebotomy Certification.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:It will be necessary to work in other departmental locations in order to meet patient service requirements (e.g., Hall Health, Roosevelt II, Eastside Specialty Center and South Lake Union); in addition, less frequent work effort will be required at other UW School of Medicine locationsWill be considered essential staff and as such will be required to report to work when scheduled despite inclement weather
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