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 temporary/hourly, day shift, PHLEBOTOMIST.
Prepare patient and collection equipment according to established procedures for blood collection
Verify patient identity before performing collection
Perform phlebotomy on patients of all ages
Instruct patients on proper collection of urine specimens
Perform laboratory-testing procedures such as Prothrombin time, and Whole blood glucose testing
Interact professionally with patients, their families, departmental and hospital staff
Prioritize to work effectively in a fast paced clinical environment
Assist in the orientation and training of students and new employees
Support service and UWMC 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
Communicate clearly, directly and on a timely basis
Keep abreast of safety procedures including fire plan, disaster drills, evacuation routes, etc.
Demonstrate a courteous, respectful, professional attitude, and behavior at all times
Perform related duties as required
REQUIREMENTS: High school graduation AND completion of a phlebotomy course OR equivalent education/experience.
Legal Requirement: Obtain State of Washington certification as a Health Care Assistant Level A within sixty days of employment date.
DESIRED: Medical Assistant - Phlebotomy Certification with the Washington State Department of Health.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Will need to work 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.