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.
Laboratory Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for multiple full-time, day/evening/night shift, CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN LEADS to support the Virology COVID Specimen Processing Services (SPS) staff.
OPEN SHIFTS: Days Evenings Nights
Performs the work of Clinical Laboratory Technicians (CLT 1, CLT 2) and assigns, instructs, and reviews the work of others
Performs at a technical level on routine laboratory tests and/or laboratory processing and set up work which supports the operations of a clinical laboratory
Inspires and motivates subordinates by personal motivation, loyalty, enthusiasm and positive attitude towards self, others and the workplace. Primary focus is the pre-analytical handling and processing of patient COVID specimens for diagnostic testing
Responsible for receiving processing and distribution of routine and stat specimens for analytical testing
Operates laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, and processing hoods
Participates in performance improvement activities and supports the hospital in meeting JCAHO, CLIA and CAP accreditation standards
Communicates courteously and clearly with hospital and laboratory staff to resolve problems
Organizes the work assignments and daily schedule to support area training activities
Communicates with supervisor concerning lab’s operational status, training needs, personnel issues, and staff concerns
Works with supervisor to review workplace procedures and policies
Reports issues or concerns from other laboratory divisions or hospital staff through hc1 or other reporting mechanism i.e.
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.
Legal Requirement: Obtain and maintain a State of Washington certification as a Health Care Assistant Level A within sixty days of employment date
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)
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.