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.
Our Laboratory Medicine and Pathology department has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100% FTE), day shift, CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN LEAD. The person in this role will perform the following duties:
Lead Clinical Laboratory Technician 1's, 2's, and assigned staff.
Act as liaison between laboratory and clients, outside agencies, internal departments and medical staff with handling specimen management and material transport issues.
Perform at a technical level, various routine laboratory tests, and/or other laboratory processing and set up work to support the operation of the different sections of the clinical Hematopathology laboratory.
Updates established processes and procedures and develops and evaluates new ones.
Troubleshoots issues that arise with specimen management as well as customer service needs.
Provides feedback and educational training to assigned staff as needed.
Represents the Hematopathology Lab and acts as a resource for staff, faculty, outside clients and other departments, while maintaining established performance standards.
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.
Additional Departmental Requirements:
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Handwriting must be neat and legible.
Experience accessioning and processing specimens in a clinical lab.
Familiar with MAC computers and Microsoft WORD and EXCEL.
Familiar with the Sunquest LIS.
Demonstrated customer service and excellent phone skills.
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.