Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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. The Clinical Laboratory Technician Lead will regularly assign, instruct, lead, and check the work of others; perform the work of Clinical Laboratory Technicians (CLT); may contribute to the development and evaluation of new laboratory processes and procedures; perform, at a technical level, various routine laboratory procedures; and other laboratory work which supports the operations of Laboratory Medicine. This position is located at the South Lake Union laboratory.RESPONSIBILITIES:Performs all the duties of a Clinical Laboratory Technician 2Provides leadership in the section. Under the direction of the HSM, establishes priorities in work to be done and assigning specific activities to techniciansUtilizes interpersonal skills to resolve service related problems and communicates appropriately to the lab manager information regarding service issuesParticipates in new employee orientation and training; Provides feedback to staff to maintain optimum performance and high quality serviceProvides input to the supervisor and/or manager on employee performance and contributes to annual performance evaluationsIdentifies problems or potential problems in a timely manner and refers them to the HSM as necessary. Documents issues and events appropriatelyAssists with solving daily issues, such as equipment problems, provider order errors, scheduling staff and staff assignmentsRefers higher level or escalated issues to the HSM as directedOversees operation of the laboratory which includes but is not limited to ordering supplies, scheduling preventive maintenance and housekeepingMay perform minor maintenance on equipment; review and report the daily operational status of equipment, initiate repair service calls, and document malfunctionsAssures quality assurance practices in the section including complete patient specimen identification, accurate specimen collection, correct data entry into Sunquest/ Epic, testing of PT samples and notification of critical resultsRetains records and procedure manualsPromotes UWMC Patients First Service Culture Guidelines and goals, the Dept. of Laboratory Medicine mission, service efficiency, and effectivenessActs as a mentor and role model for CLT and and Phlebotomists. Promotes teamwork among lab staff AND clinic staffSupport service and UW Medicine goals and high quality service through such activities as: participating in problem solving, demonstrating support for policies, sharing expertise, and contributing to project work and committeesPromote and contribute to the development of teamwork in the service and positive working relationships between the laboratory and other departmentsForm productive working relationships with co-workers. Communicate clearly, directly and on a timely basisOpen to receiving feedback and making constructive changes as a resultOpen to receiving direction and asks for assistance when neededDemonstrate a courteous, respectful, professional attitude, and behavior at all timesRepresent the Department professionallyPerform related duties as requiredThis 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 experienceORequivalent education/experience.DESIRED:Associate or Bachelor degree in lab science fieldFamiliarity with Department of Laboratory Medicine operations and proceduresFamiliarity with word processing, spreadsheet, and database softwareExperience in a major medical hospital laboratoryExperience with laboratory information systemPreviously demonstrated leadership/supervisory experienceCONDITIONS 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 holidaysAre considered essential staff and required to report to work in inclement weather
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