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 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 (100%), day shift, MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST 2 (MLS2). The person in this role perform at a technical level, various routine laboratory testing and/ or prepare specimens or setup specimens for laboratory testing, and other laboratory work which supports the operation of a clinical laboratory.Under general supervision, perform routine laboratory tests, demonstrate and train others in basic laboratory skills; verify the quality of reagents and media. The MLS2 is routinely assigned special projects that contribute to the development of new processes and procedures of the laboratory.General Duties:Correctly process patient, proficiency, and environmental specimens for analysis to include the following: specimen identification, appropriate orders, assessment for acceptability or rejection, specimen preparation/ concentration, media/ smear inoculation, incubation, storage, etc.Perform patient and proficiency tests without errors by following SOP as identified by current policies and procedures for the areas trained to include: specimen Gram stains, specimen testing with kits or molecular platforms, specimen AFB stains, etc.Utilize information management systems to accession, status, verify, and reject orders. Correctly input test results using the laboratory information system.Demonstrate the ability to report critical values, STAT results, courtesy notifications, and routine results according to established protocols, insuring turn-around-times are consistently within guidelines and documentation is complete.Demonstrate the ability to perform and document routine quality control and preventative maintenance according to established protocols.Demonstrate the knowledge and judgment needed to recognize problems associated with patient testing, quality control, and preventative maintenance. Possess basic troubleshooting skills and corrects problems with proper documentation. Notifies appropriate personnel when unable to correct a problem.Demonstrate the ability to assist in instruction and training of employees, post-doctoral fellows, residents, medical students, medical technology students, etc. Provides evaluation feedback in a timely manner.Assist in the development and evaluation of new processes and/ or procedures and participates in improving current processes.Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care or other services based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria appropriate to the age of the patient.Performs related duties as required.Requirements:Accredited Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory OR equivalent education/experience, AND current Medical Laboratory Scientist certification with the American Society for Clinical Pathology or equivalent certifying organization; or certification with specialty organization appropriate to the laboratory division, AND two years of experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist 1 or equivalent experience.Additional Requirements:Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.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.