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, evening shift, CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN LEAD. The CLT Lead will serve as the lead for Clinical Laboratory Technicians and other assigned staff. At a technical level, the Lead will perform various routine laboratory testing and/or prepare specimens for laboratory testing, and other laboratory work which supports the operations of the laboratory. The Lead will regularly assign, instruct, and check the work of other technicians, perform routine laboratory tests, and is regularly assigned special projects that contribute to the development of new processes and procedures of the laboratory.
Correctly process patient, proficiency, and environmental specimens for analysis to include the following: specimen identification, appropriate orders, assessment for acceptability or rejection, specimen preparation/ concentration, media/ smear inoculation, incubation, storage, etc.
Perform patient and proficiency tests without errors by following SOP as identified by current policies and procedures for the areas trained to include: specimen Gram stains, specimen testing with kits or molecular platforms, specimen AFB stains, etc. When assigned, review the work of staff to insure reports are correct and clinically relevant. Insure corrected reports are issued ASAP and timely corrective actions are taken and documented
Utilize information management systems to accession, status, verify, and reject orders. Correctly input test results using the laboratory information system
Demonstrate the ability to report critical values, STAT results, courtesy notifications, and routine results according to established protocols, insuring turn-around-times are consistently within guidelines and documentation is complete
Demonstrate the ability to perform and document routine quality control and preventative maintenance according to established protocols assisting staff as needed
Provide daily leadership. Oversee daily operations of CLT staff to include: the management of workload, providing timely technical assistance to staff and clients, responding to inquiries and complaints, insuring safety compliance, minimizing overtime, etc.
Provide leadership in the instruction and training of employees, post-doctoral fellows, residents, medical students, medical technology students, etc. Recognize ineffectiveness or deficiencies in performance and provides fair and timely feedback to the individual in order to improve performance
Provide input on staff and student evaluations in a timely manner
Assist in the development and evaluation of new processes and/ or procedures and participates in improving current processes
Provide administrative assistance to include: interviewing and selecting new employees, evaluating employees, documenting staff competencies, recommending cost containment strategies, etc. Additional tasks that may be assigned include: scheduling, purchasing supplies, quality improvement projects, and others as needed
Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care or other services based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria appropriate to the age of the patient
Perform related duties as required
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
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.
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.