Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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UW Neighborhood Clinics (UWNC) is a network of community-based clinics throughout the Puget Sound region. The clinics offer a wide spectrum of primary care services, as well as secondary care, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Urgent care services are offered seven days a week at select locations. The clinics are consistently recognized for high quality standards by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care and the National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home Program.
UWNC has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100% FTE, 40 hours per week), day shift CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN II (Technical Lab Assistant) to join our Primary Care Clinic in Lake Forest Park. Our Lake Forest Park Clinic is a dynamic family medicine practice, providing a broad range of services in preventative medicine. The Clinical Laboratory Technician will perform waived and limited non-waived testing, and will perform adult and pediatric phlebotomy.
SCHEDULE: The Clinical Laboratory Technician will work 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday.
Performs routine and stat laboratory tests utilizing automated or semi-automated equipment, kit assays, and microscopic evaluations.
Performs adult and pediatric phlebotomy by capillary and venous collection.
Prepares and processes specimens for transport or testing, including data entry into electronic medical record system.
Performs the duties of a Clinical Laboratory Technician I, including all waived and non-waived testing in addition to microscopic evaluations.
Performs quality control analyses on all tests and determines whether parameters are within established ranges.
Evaluates test results and understands critical value limits for all tests assigned and reports immediately to appropriate medical staff.
Participates in an approved proficiency testing program in order to evaluate accuracy and reliability of test results and equipment.
Assists with solving daily issues, such as equipment or ordering problems, scheduling staff and staff assignments.
May send out letters to patients, as delegated by clinic leadership, with lab results or overdue reminder letters for appointments.
High School Diploma or GED
1 year of relevant medical laboratory experience
Active Washington State MA-Phlebotomist Certification
An Associate Degree from an accredited Medical Laboratory Technology program including courses in chemistry and biology OR
Equivalent education such as a degree in biology, environmental science, microbiology or other related science or medical field AND one year of laboratory experience in a clinical lab such as research, biology, microbiology, medical, or other related field OR
High school diploma or equivalent (GED) AND two years of experience in a clinical laboratory performing testing, preferably in an ambulatory clinic environment conducting lab testing similar to the UW Medicine environment OR
Equivalent combination or education and experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Demonstrated computer experience, preferably in a Windows-based environment
Able to perform venous and capillary invasive procedures for blood withdrawal within 90 days of hire
Knowledge of age and gender specific differences as they relate to minimum specimen volumes and test result reference ranges
UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.
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