Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology 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 Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology - Hematopathology Division has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST 2. The Medical Laboratory Scientist 2 (MLS 2) will perform and provide high level support for the performance of high complexity clinical laboratory tests used in the screening, diagnosing, and treatment of hematopoietic disorders. The MLS 2 will also provide direction to laboratory staff; exercise expertise in the development, evaluation, and performance of new or specialty procedures; organize staff teaching programs; and perform administrative functions.
Perform clinical laboratory tests at a professional level including counting, analyzing and identifying hematopoietic cells from a variety of specimens such as peripheral blood, bone marrow, body fluids, lymph nodes and other tissues
Utilize flow cytometers, cell sorter, automated peripheral blood cell counter, differential/morphology evaluations and data and information processing
Assist the MLS Lead in daily administrative operations of the Flow Cytometry Laboratory, with emphasis on the processing, set-up, flow cytometer, sorter and analysis benches
Work with the MLS Lead and Laboratory Director in overseeing special projects
Act as a resource person and assist with training and scheduling staff
Create, review and modify procedures; helping evaluate new instruments, tests and procedures; developing training programs, schedules for staff; monitoring laboratory supplies inventory and submitting orders for purchasing supplies
Utilize statistical software to maintain quality management for the flow lab including turn around times, CAP proficiency subscriptions, and monitoring monthly instrument quality control
Perform instrumentation maintenance and routine test comparisons between instruments and backups of data
Help validate new procedures and instrumentation by collecting data, writing validation documents and training checklists, and assisting with new test implementation
Perform other duties as assigned
Accredited Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory OR equivalent education/experience AND
Current Medical Laboratory Scientist certification with the American Society for Clinical Pathology or equivalent certifying organization; or certification with specialty organization appropriate to the laboratory division AND
Two years of experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist 1 or equivalent experience
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.
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