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, permanent night shift, CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN LEAD.
At a semi-technical level, perform tasks including but not limited to; understand and know the workflow, processes and procedures associated with phlebotomy and specimen processing; develop and implement systems that will prompt the supervisors to proactively plan for required initial training and recurrency training as well as to document performance management activities; perform training functions such as train, schedule, audit, provide feedback, document and update documents; perform all functions of a SPS Clinical Laboratory Technician (CLT) series; venipunctures and capillary blood collection from patients, prepare specimens transportation, and other duties as required.
Maintain expertise in all functions of the SPS CLT duties
Follow specimen collection processes to include phlebotomy and urine collection of patients of all ages. Sort and prioritize initial specimens and requests, receive specimens via pneumatic tube system and at the front window. Prioritize to work effectively in a fast paced clinical environment
Ability to interact with patients and patient care providers in appropriate fashion including, but not limited to handling ill and uncomfortable patients and/or difficult providers
Communicate escalated problems to leadership clearly, directly and in a timely manner
Provide orientation and training of students and new employees
Review and update the documentation supporting training activities and competencies
Train other trainers in the processes and documentation of training students, new and current staff
Ensure staff follows established departmental policies and section/division specific processes and guidelines during training and audits
Audit and provide feedback to trainer and trainees
Coordinate specimen processing and phlebotomy training to best meet the needs of the internal and external customers
Plans, organizes and assigns training schedules maintaining a smooth workflow regardless of workload
Communicates with supervisor concerning any training related needs, issues, and concerns
Maintain complete, accurate, legible records of trainer and trainees during training and audits
Support service and UWAMC goals, service efficiency, and effectiveness through such activities as: participating in problem solving, demonstrating support for policies, sharing expertise, and contributing to project work and committees
Promote and contribute to the development of teamwork in the service and working relationships between the laboratory and other departments
Perform biennially reviews of current documentation per CAP requirements
Clean work area at least once each shift
Works with leadership to review and update procedures, policies, and job aids
Regularly assign, instruct, and check the work of others
Perform other duties as required or as assigned by Supervisor, Manager or Director
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.
Completion of a phlebotomy course
Medical Assistant - Phlebotomy (MA-P) certification with the WA State Department of Health
Associates or bachelor degree in science
Experience in a major medical hospital laboratory
Experience with electronic health record (EHRs) information systems
Experience with laboratory information system (LIS)
Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
May be required to work alternate shifts, including holidays and weekends
Lab Medicine employees are considered essential staff and as such are required to report to work during inclement weather
Lab Medicine employees may be required to work in any of the department locations including but not limited to HMC, UWMC, Roosevelt, SCCA, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, SCH, etc.
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.