Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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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 (100%, 40 hours per week), evening shift, MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST 1 OR TRAINEE.
Under general supervision, performs and provides high level support at a professional level of moderate to high complexity manual and automated clinical diagnostic tests used in the screening, diagnosing, and treating of pathological conditions.
Rotates and maintains competency in all sections where he/she has been trained.
Follows safety/biohazards procedures and practices “Universal Precautions” at all times.
Refers to the procedure when questions arise.
Understands and operates a variety of laboratory equipment that requires interpretative knowledge (i.e. blood gas instruments, chemistry analyzers, HPLC, AA Spectrophotometry, GCMS, LCMS, Hematology differentials, Immunoassay analyzers , spectrophotometers, etc.) .
Performs basic maintenance and troubleshooting measures.
Exhibits a working knowledge of laboratory information system software, middleware, and other relevant software.
Access and understands content of WIKI procedures and policies and document review.
Understands quality control requirements, quality assurance requirements, and follows policies to validate test results.
Works independently and manages average workloads and will ask for help when falling behind because of heavier than usual workloads.
When tasks are completed, helps others and /or works on small projects.
Keeps work area clean and organized and returns equipment to appropriate location when finished so others can follow with minimum disruptions.
Keeps records neat, organized and legible so others can follow with minimum disruptions.
Performs work accurately, precisely and recognizes, corrects, and documents errors when they occur.
Interacts with health care providers and co-workers in a professional manner and remains calm.
Makes decisions based on written policies and require little assistance in prioritizing own workload when new situations arise.
Knows the defined critical limits for all tests, reports them to appropriate medical staff, and documents the information according to laboratory policy.
Assists with evaluation of new tests/equipment and incorporates checkout samples into the routine flow of work.
Performs inventory in assigned area, unpacks, labels and puts away supplies rotating stock as needed.
Communicates to MLS Lead/MLS 2 when any item is getting low.
Calculates concentrations, prepares, verifies, and documents the making of reagents, controls, and standards.
Checks the new lot of reagent as needed.
Provides training to new employees, medical laboratory scientist students, residents, and post-doctoral fellows in routine procedures/policies.
Acts as a resource to other resource personnel, including Clinical Laboratory Technicians and Specimen Processing Technicians.
Attends Lab Medicine related seminars, in-services, staff meetings and/or reads scientific journals to ensure continuing education.
Receptive to new ideas and procedures and adapts to new routines and schedules as necessary.
Participates in departmental efforts to keep a safe environment for all staff and reports hazards and any unsafe work practices to the supervisor.
Knows the location of safety information and SDS manuals and accesses information in response to queries or emergency situations.
Forms productive working relationships with co-workers.
Shares responsibility for covering overtime and on-call slots if help is needed.
Follows all rules regarding preparation and processing of samples for transport and/or testing.
Provides bedside testing on a routine or emergency basis throughout the hospital as required.
REQUIREMENTS This position will be offered as a Medical Laboratory Scientist 1 or Medical Laboratory Scientist Trainee dependent upon the qualifications of the selected candidate.
Requirements for MLS Trainee Accredited Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory Science OR equivalent education/experience AND Eligible to take the Medical Laboratory Science certification examination from the American Society for Clinical Pathology, with successful completion and certification within one year from date of hire. Failure of Medical Laboratory Science graduates to attain certification within one year of date of hire will result in a recommendation for termination.
Requirements for MLS 1 Accredited Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory Science OR equivalent education/experience AND Current Medical Laboratory Science certification with the American Society for Clinical Pathology or equivalent certifying organization; or certification with specialty organization appropriate to the laboratory division. AND One year of experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist Trainee. Up to one year of on-the-job experience performing clinical testing in a Medical Laboratory Science Program externship may count towards the experience requirement.
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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