Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
This recruitment offers a $3000 Recruitment Incentive to eligible new employees joining UW Medicine#UWMRecruitmentIncentive
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.
The Laboratory and Pathology department has an outstanding opportunity for full-time, evening shift, CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 2.
Will spend the majority of time working with reference laboratory sendout specimens
Train new and existing Sendout Specialist staff on the performance of reference laboratory sendout activities
Build and maintain a working relationship with the referral laboratories
Responsible for sending specimens to Nation Jewish Health, the CDC, State Public Health Lab, Integrated Genetics, Athena, Blood Center of Wisconsin, OHSU Cytogenetics, Prion Disease Center, Palo Alto Medical Center, Prometheus, Ambry Genetics, and others as needed and approved by the director of the division responsible for the requested testing
Responsible for maintaining adequate stock
Maintain the required annual certifications needed for the shipment of hazardous materials and dry ice
Maintain an awareness of and the ability to use the resources to provide instruction on the collection and processing of specialized and targeted tests that are not performed by UW Laboratory Medicine but must be sent to outside laboratories
Responsible for maintaining higher than average awareness of the chemicals and agents needed to preserve certain tests
Solve problems triaged to them from the CLT1 group and providers in an efficient and timely manner
Updated other staff on the increase or decrease in sendout activity and provide constructive and valuable suggestions for improvement
Helps the general SPS staff maintain some awareness of the sendout process and continually updating procedures
Serves as a resource to general SPS staff with respect to the Lab Information System (LIS) and Clinical Information System (CIS)
Promote and contribute to the development of teamwork within SPS and working relationships between SPS and other lab departments
May be expected to temporarily perform higher level duties to cover for a Lead during times of extended leaves or other times of vacancies
Expected to perform the duties of the CLT1 as needed and 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.
Associates or bachelor degree in science
Experience in a major medical hospital laboratory
Experience with laboratory information system
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.