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 UW Medicine Laboratory Medicine department has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) 2. The person in this role will rotate areas of the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory and maintains competency in all sections where he/she has been trained. Performs and provides high level support for the performance of moderate to high complexity procedures within a section of the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory. Provides direction to laboratory staff while performing chemistry testing on a day-to-day basis and students (Medical Laboratory Scientist, Chemistry Fellows, Laboratory Medicine Residents); exercises expertise in development/evaluation/performance of new or specialty procedures; organizes staff and assists with coordination of the Chemistry Rotation MLS student teaching program; assists with competency assessment; performs administrative functions including assisting with CAP inspection preparation, logging, labeling, reporting the CAP proficiency testing and alternative assessment; and assists with the Chemical Safety MyChem, MSDS/SDS, and HMIS rating. Follows safety/biohazards procedures and practices "Universal Precautions" at all times. In addition, the MLS 2 position is a unique position in the Division of Clinical Chemistry. The MLS 2 is expected to have excellent bench skills, continually learn more about the workflows and technologies around them, and to help coordinate and teach the clinical service and research on different benches in the absence of a lead or as delegated by a lead, manager or medical director. Requirements: Accredited Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory OR equivalent education/experience ANDCurrent Medical Laboratory Scientist certification with the American Society for Clinical Pathology or equivalent certifying organization; or certification with specialty organization appropriate to the laboratory division ANDTwo years of experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist 1 or equivalent experienceDesired: Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
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.