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 Laboratory Medicine Department has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100%), evening shift, CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 2. Under general supervision, the Clinical Laboratory Technician 2 assists the surgical and nursing staff by facilitating orders from and issuing blood components to all patient care areas. The CLT2 is responsible for the inventory management of all blood components ordered for HMC patients and facilitates the issuing of blood products and tracking of component orders during trauma. CLT2 will also perform component preparation such as thawing, pooling and splitting as necessary. Is also responsible for operating equipment, performing QC and maintenance.
Respond to Emergency, Operating Room, and other clinical areas that require transfusion support with blood components if needed
Provide customer service and communication with patient care areas and blood center. Call products orders to floor.Take verbal orders for blood products as needed
Perform blood components processing to maintain inventory and support for transfusion patient including thawing, irradiating, washing, volume reduction
Performs issue and return of blood products following policies and procedures
Combine/Pool/aliquot blood components if necessary
Operate laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, portable refrigerators, plasma thawers, sterile docker, irradiator, cell washer,refrigerator, platelet rotator and freezers
Participate in demonstrating simple laboratory techniques to students and new employees
Perform laboratory specimen processing consisting of receiving, identifying, assigning accession numbers, sorting, preparation and internal laboratory distribution of blood and other biological specimens
Respond to inquiries concerning patient lab values, reference ranges, specimen requirements, procedures, time required for tests, and preparation of specimens to outside labs for analysis
Perform data processing and clerical tasks as required
Perform the work of a Clinical Laboratory Assistant and Clinical Laboratory Technician 1
Reviews and signs off on new and revised documents within specified time period
Completes all training modules and documentation within specified time period
Assist with training and competencies as needed
Follows hospital and departmental policies and procedures
Participate in quality improvement process
Performs related duties as assigned
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 OR equivalent education/experience.
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 locations Will be considered essential staff and as such will be required to report to work when scheduled despite inclement weather
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.