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 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 department has an outstanding opportunity for a Full-time (100% FTE), day shift, CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 1. At a semi-technical level, the Clinical Laboratory Technician will perform simple laboratory testing and/or prepare specimens for laboratory testing and perform other laboratory work which supports the operation of a clinical laboratory. Under general supervision, this position performs simple and qualitative clinical laboratory tests and/or prepare/setup specimens for laboratory tests and other laboratory work in support of technologists, faculty and students. The primary focus is directed toward pre-analytical handling and processing of patient specimens for diagnostic testing. RESPONSIBILITIES:Sort and prioritize initial specimens and requests, receive specimens via pneumatic tube system and at the front windowMatch specimens against requisitions for appropriate tube typeCentrifuge and aliquot appropriate specimen type and quantity as orderedProcess timed urine collections: add preservatives, measure, aliquot, etc.Assist in orientation, training and support of new employeesRefer testing to other laboratories as procedurally necessaryMaintain complete, accurate, legible recordsClean work area at least once each shiftAnswer telephones, intercom and window reception in a courteous and professional mannerPerform computer functions required for completion of tasks: data entry, printing, worksheets, reports, result inquiryRespond to inquiries concerning patient lab values, reference ranges, specimen requirements, procedures, time required for tests and preparation of specimens to outside labs for analysisResolve specimen or order-related problemsPerform computer functions required for completion of tasks: data entry of patient information and tests requested, printing, worksheets, reports, result inquiry, etc.Attend division and department staff meetingsPromote and contribute to the development of teamwork in the service and working relationships between the laboratory and other departmentsComplete compliance, safety and other training relevant to job functions as assignedREQUIREMENTS:High school graduation or equivalent AND one year of chemical, clinical, or public health laboratory experienceORCompletion of a laboratory assistant course approved by the American Society of Clinical PathologistsOREquivalent education/experience.DESIRED:Associates or bachelor degree in scienceExperience in a major medical hospital laboratoryExperience with laboratory information systemAble to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
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.