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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, evening shift, MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST (MLS) 2. The person in this role 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 MLS2 will provide direction to laboratory staff; and/or exercise expertise in development/evaluation/performance of new or specialty procedures; and/or organize staff teaching programs; and/or perform administrative functions.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform clinical laboratory tests used in the screening, diagnosing, and treating of pathological conditions.
Testing is performed at a professional level and may include counting, analyzing and identifying hematopoietic cells from a variety of specimens such as peripheral blood, bone marrow, body fluids, lymph nodes and other tissues.
Testing is performed using flow cytometers, cell sorter, automated peripheral blood cell counter, differential/morphology evaluations and data and information processing.
Assist the Lead Technologist 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 Lead Technologist and Laboratory Director in overseeing special projects.
Is a resource and assists with training and scheduling staff.
Utilize statistical software to maintain quality management for the flow lab including. Perform instrumentation maintenance and routine test comparisons between instruments, and backups of data.
Organize coverage for breaks and lunches as well as daily bench assignments.
Validates new procedures and instrumentation by collecting data, writing validation documents and training checklists, and assisting with new test implementation.
Perform duties of MLS1, administrative functions, and special projects as assigned.
Accredited Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory OR equivalent education/experience
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
Two years of experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist 1 or equivalent experience.
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