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 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.
Laboratory Medicine and Pathology has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 2.
Performs the pre-analytic laboratory procedures of specimen collection and specimen processing and performs a limited number of test procedures
Interpret provider test orders, prioritize specimen handling based on specimen type and clinical urgency, monitor requisitions and labels for accuracy and investigating/documenting errors and incomplete orders.
Perform stat and routine tests utilizing automated or semi-automated equipment, kit assays, bedside monitoring devices and microscopic evaluations. This includes the ability to understand, operate, maintain, and troubleshoot (may involve communicating with hot-line personnel) the applicable laboratory equipment and testing methods.
Performs work accurately and precisely and can organize the workload to meet the service demands, calmly and efficiently, without direct supervision.
Performs phlebotomy on adult and pediatric patients.
Uses excellent customer service skills. Handles telephone inquiries from staff and providers.
Represents the Department of Laboratory Medicine and UW Medicine and plays an important role in promoting our mission, values and goal of service excellence and patient safety.
Prepares and processes specimens for transport or testing, including data entry.
Exhibits a working knowledge of the lab information systems, including Sunquest and EPIC. Can problem solve both billing and ordering issues of both systems, enters results and generates work lists, pendings, exception reports, etc.
Performs quality control analyses on all tests assigned and determines whether all parameters are within established ranges.
Knows critical limits for all tests assigned and reports immediately to appropriate medical staff.
Professionally interacts with doctors and nurses regarding laboratory results and interpretation.
Maintains a congenial and professional working relationship with co-workers, clinical technologists, supervisors and faculty.
Participates in training and demonstrating routine laboratory techniques to students and new employees. Provides support for special projects and performs related duties as assigned.
Monitors laboratory inventory in assigned work area and notifies section lead or supervisor if supplies are needed or place orders as requested.
Performs related duties as assigned.
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 OR equivalent education/experience.
DESIRED Washington State Phlebotomy Certification
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
It will be necessary to work in other departmental locations in order to meet patient service requirements, especially at Harborview Medical Center. In addition, less frequent work effort will be required at other UW School of Medicine locations (e.g., South Lake Union) and Seattle-area healthcare institutions.
Will be considered essential staff and as such will be required to report to work when scheduled despite inclement weather.
Must be able to meet with all shifts on a regular basis
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.