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.
The department of Laboratory Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 2.
Liaison with supervisors and faculty for all send-out testing related questions
Direct work assignments for all CLT1’s
Define and develop standard work assignment rotations in response to change in process or workload
Serve as first-line resource for all send-out testing questions regarding process
Assist in development and/or evaluation of new result formats and interfaces as directed
Establish monitor and trouble shoot existing Mayo result interface issues
Assists in the response to inquiries concerning patient lab values, reference ranges, specimen requirements, procedures, time required for tests
Assist in establishing procedures and policies for laboratory medicine residents in selection of referral laboratory selection
Develop information for faculty or other administration for specific issues as requested
Oversight of all result and review entries for all reference lab testing for HMC, UWMC and SCCA
Oversight of all invoice reconciliation processes for send-out testing labs
Review and troubleshoot all anomalies in results and/or requests. Resolve as needed
Prepare guidelines and instructions for directing work of other CAST team members in specialized processes
Assure quality improvement criteria are met to assure that information provided is accurate and complete
Work independently and handle heavy workloads calmly and efficiently
Prepare and/or review written procedures as directed
Teach, train and share practical knowledge with other staff responsible for entering and managing entry of medical necessity, results, and/or manual billing
Responsible for assisting with the send-out testing work as needed in a wide variety of tasks associated with the overall effort
Enter medical information supplied as either text or ICD10 code on a back-up basis
Describe in writing existing process in a clear and concise manner for other CAST team members to follow
Assist in maintaining test tally databases for use by all lab med faculty
Receive, report, document and notify providers of all life-threatening or unusual results or conditions
Oversee paper flow and organization as well as assuring appropriate documentation processes are followed
Perform other duties as required
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.
DESIRED: 2 years of experience in CAST send-out result process
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Employees working in Laboratory Medicine may be required to work in other departmental locations in order to meet patient service requirements, i.e. UWMC, HMC, CHRMC, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, SCCA, Roosevelt 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.