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 Laboratory Medicine and Pathology department has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (80%), evening shift MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST 1 OR TRAINEE.
Perform coagulation testing such as PT, PTT, Thrombin Time, Fibrinogen, Ddimer assays and mixing studies.
Perform heparin contamination checks and removal protocols.
Perform Liquid anti-Xa testing for UF Heparin, LMW Heparin, Rivaroxaban. Level, Apixaban Level, Chromogenic factor X, DTI and Dabigatran levels, Factor VIII and Factor IX levels.
Perform platelet function screen assays on the PFA-100.
Run and evaluate quality controls.
Perform maintenance procedures.
Perform thromboelastograph testing using TEG 5000 instruments. Transmit TEG tracings on select OR patients to their respective ORs.
Perform hematological analysis (platelet counts and hematocrit) using Sysmex KX21N instrument.
Perform limited coagulation testing on STA-Compact, available in satellite lab.
Perform Heparin Induced Platelet Antibody testing, Plasma Hemoglobin testing and other special or research assays as trained using the BioTek Eon Plate Reader.
Perform Platelet Aggregation studies on the ChronoLog, Whole Blood LumiAggregometer.
Process and store coagulation samples for various coagulation assays and research testing projects.
Enter patient and quality control data into the laboratory information system (LIS).
Assist in training and teaching MLS program students and new employees.
Medical Laboratory Scientists may be asked to perform other more specialized Coagulation testing and test development as needed and in accordance with training.
Perform testing on proficiency testing materials when asked by the Coagulation MLS Lead or by the MLS2.
Troubleshoot instrument issues, knowing when to call for additional support.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Perform hematological analysis using Sysmex XN instruments.
Perform hematological analysis such as differentials and smear scans using Cellavision and microscopes.
Use SP-10s for slide making and staining or manually make and stain the slide. Use Cytospin to make body fluid slides.
Use WAM 4.1.1 middleware to review Hematological results and conduct other checks prior to validation and submission of those results to the Lab Information System.
Perform quantitative and qualitative analysis body fluid cells using microscopes and counting chambers.
Perform ESRs using the Excyte 20.
Medical Laboratory Scientists may be asked to perform other more specialized Hematology testing (Such as Assist with the acquisition and processing of Bone Marrow samples) and test development as needed and as they are specially trained and licensed.
Perform Maintenance procedures, daily, weekly and monthly, on Hematology instruments.
Run and evaluate quality controls.
Perform testing on Proficiency testing materials when asked by the Hematology MLS Lead or by one of the MLS2s.
Troubleshoot instrument issues, knowing who to call for additional support.
Enter patient and Quality Control Data into the LIS.
Involved in training and teaching MLS program students and new employees.
Perform duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS: This position will be offered as a Medical Laboratory Scientist 1 or Medical Laboratory Scientist Trainee dependent upon the qualifications of the selected candidate.
Requirements for MLS Trainee: Accredited Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory Science OR equivalent education/experience AND Eligible to take the Medical Laboratory Science certification examination from the American Society for Clinical Pathology, with successful completion and certification within one year from date of hire. Failure of Medical Laboratory Science graduates to attain certification within one year of date of hire will result in a recommendation for termination.
Requirements for MLS 1: Accredited Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory Science OR equivalent education/experience AND Current Medical Laboratory Science certification with the American Society for Clinical Pathology or equivalent certifying organization; or certification with specialty organization appropriate to the laboratory division. AND One year of experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist Trainee. Up to one year of on-the-job experience performing clinical testing in a Medical Laboratory Science Program externship may count towards the experience requirement.
Excellent customer service and communication skills.
One year experience working in a lab performing Coagulation and or Hematology Testing.
Conditions of Employment:
It will be necessary to work in other departmental locations in order to meet patient service requirements, especially at Harborview Medical Center. In addition, less frequent work effort will be required at other UW School of Medicine locations (e.g., South Lake Union) and Seattle-area healthcare institutions.
Will be considered essential staff and as such will be required to report to work when scheduled despite inclement weather.
Will be required to work some weekends and holidays.
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.