UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. UW Medicine - Northwest is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services. With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.
UW Medical Center - Northwest has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME, DAYS, MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST.
The Medical Technologist performs, in one or more areas of the Laboratory, routine and complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, as ordered by physician. The Medical Technologist exercises independent judgment, makes decisions, troubleshoots complex problems, develops new tests, and provides leadership and direction to technicians and lab assistants.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
1.Testing, includes but is not limited to: •Performs routine and complex technical procedures on biological specimens. •Performs tests accurately, promptly, and efficiently. Follows lab polices and procedures. Maintains cost-effective levels of supplies and reagents. •Uses computer systems (LIS, network, etc) effectively. Enters results of the analyses into the computer for storage and reporting. •Operates, calibrates, cleans, and maintains equipment used in testing. •Follows safety procedures. •Recognizes and, if so assigned, corrects errors. Documents corrective action. •Works independently and uses independent judgment, under general direction by the supervisor. •Demonstrates knowledge of expected values, disease states, physiological conditions, interfering substances, specimen quality problems, and interdependency of tests. Uses this knowledge to interpret and confirm results, and to identify and resolve problems. •As assigned, may check and approve the work of other technologists, technicians or lab assistants.
2.Quality Control, includes but is not limited to: •Utilizes quality control criteria to ensure validity before reports are issued. •Performs all quality procedures as required, such as proficiency testing, temperature control, reagent control, equipment calibrations and function verification tests. Dates and initials controls, calibrators, reagents and test kits when opened, put in use, or reconstituted. •Completes appropriate QC documentation and records necessary for CAP and Joint Commission accreditation and CLIA licensure. •May assist laboratory management in preparation for inspections. •As assigned, may assist with establishing and monitoring quality control programs. Identifies questionable data and notifies supervisor immediately.
3.Problem-solving & troubleshooting, includes but is not limited to: •Proficiently remedies basic, intermediate, and complex instrument and procedural problems. •Assists other MTs, technicians and lab assistants with problem-solving. •Identifies causes of problems (technical and procedural as well as physiological), evaluates alternatives and determines solutions; if so assigned, implements identified solutions. •Recognizes uncorrectable problems and contacts equipment vendor and supervisor in a timely manner.
4.Research & Development, includes but is not limited to: •Develops new procedures; evaluates and modifies existing procedures. •Collects and analyzes data; performs statistical analysis.
5.Phlebotomy, includes but is not limited to: •If so assigned, performs phlebotomy and/or arterial punctures. •All technologists performing phlebotomy as assigned must have a current MA certification
6.Training and leadership, includes but is not limited to: •Trains new employees (demonstrates bench techniques for routine and complex procedures). •Assists with training students completing their formal clinical internships. This includes delivering theoretical information as well as bench techniques. May assist with developing and evaluating the teaching/learning program. •If so assigned, directs the work of lab assistants and technicians, acts as a resource, and provides input to the supervisor on staff performance.
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.