Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Department of Laboratory Medicine 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 department has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST 2. The Medical Laboratory Scientist will work in a collaborative relationship with Patient Care Services to assure the quality of the Point of Care Testing Program; be a liaison/resource person between the Clinical Laboratory and Patient/Ambulatory Care Services; and provides tools and resources to POC testing staff to meet regulatory compliance.
Manage electronic QC, result and corrective action data compiled in data management software
Compile and distribute QC summary reports to unit managers and Nursing leadership
Draft new procedures in format required by CAP; compile and maintain binders
With Nursing, review all policies and procedures yearly and make revisions as needed
Distribute revisions, updates, and new procedures to all POCT locations
Manage TempTrak System; is proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Order through Purchase Path and open tickets with UWIT
Review quality control data of all testing sites on a monthly basis, review monthly QA summaries, log sheets, or by direct download of data from the instruments; and conduct site audits periodically, including going to all offsite locations
Prepare PT evaluations and sends reports to faculty, nursing managers, and nursing leadership
Represent the department professionally when interacting with all medical center staff
Communicate and reply clearly, directly, and in a timely manner (orally and written)
Maintain neat, legible, organized documents
Maintain an advanced and current level of expertise for all procedures
Perform additional duties as assigned
REQUIREMENTS Accredited Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory Science OR equivalent education/experience AND Medical Laboratory Science certification with the American Society for Clinical Pathology or equivalent, or certification with a specialty organization appropriate to the laboratory division AND Three years of professional experience including one year as a Medical Laboratory Scientist 1 or equivalent
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employees working in Laboratory Medicine may be required to work in other departmental locations in order to meet patient service requirements, i.e. UWMC, HMC, Roosevelt, and Remote Site Clinics.
Will be considered essential staff and as such will be required to report to work when scheduled despite inclement weather.
Must be willing to be flexible with the job assignments and provide coverage as needed.
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.