Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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 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 and Pathology has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 1.
Result and review entries for all reference lab testing for HMC, UWMC and SCCA.
Assist in manual billing for miscellaneous testing.
Prepare result format review for faculty and work directly with faculty for problem resolution.
Exhibit working knowledge of laboratory information system software.
Assure quality improvement criteria are met to assure that results in laboratory computer substantially convey the information contained in the referral laboratory report, working closely with faculty to make essential content determinations.
Perform work accurately, precisely and meet test completion deadlines through efficient workload organization.
Work independently and handle heavy workloads calmly and efficiently.
Professionally interact with doctors and nurses regarding laboratory results and interpretation for referral testing.
Review and troubleshoot all anomalies in results and/or requests. Resolve as needed.
Receive, report, document and notify providers of all life-threatening or critical results as notified by testing laboratory.
Assist in development and/or evaluation of new result formats and interfaces as directed.
Teach, train and share practical knowledge with processing staff responsible for mailing samples, residents, post-doctoral fellows and new employees.
Aware of compliance and billing issues and follow acceptable laboratory policies.
Arrive and leave work at proper times.
Perform duties for other members of work group as back up as required.
Work assigned schedule, which may include weekends and holidays.
Respond to inquiries concerning patient lab values, reference ranges, specimen requirements, procedures, time required for tests.
Working knowledge of word processing, Excel spread sheets/data bases, facsimile, and scanning software.
Troubleshoot problems with referral labs such as excess turnaround times, testing or methodology changes and resolve or refer to faculty and/or supervisors as appropriate.
Support service and Lab Medicine 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.
Form productive working relationships with co-workers.
Communicate clearly, directly and on a timely basis.
Act as a role model/mentor to new employees and processing personnel.
Seek feedback and make constructive changes as a result. Open to receiving direction and ask for assistance when needed.
Demonstrate a courteous, respectful, professional attitude and behavior at all times. Represent the department professionally.
Perform related duties as required.
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.
Minimum Requirements: High school graduation or equivalent AND one year of chemical, clinical, or public health laboratory experience, OR completion of a laboratory assistant course approved by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, OR equivalent education/experience.
Desired: At least 2 years of experience in the Department of Laboratory Medicine.
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.