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University of Washington CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 2 (FULL-TIME, DAYS) in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 187599

Department: DEPARTMENT OF LABORATORY MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY

Posting Date: 02/22/2021

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $3,506 - $5,012 per month

Shift: First Shift

Notes: As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. (https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/benefits-classified-staff-20210208.pdf )

A higher degree of healthcare.

All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored.

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.

University of Washington Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100%), day shift, CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 2. Under general supervision, perform at a technical level, various routine laboratory procedures, prepare and set up specimens for laboratory testing, and other laboratory work that supports the operation of a clinical laboratory. This position will rotate through the molecular and flow cytometry sections of the Hematopathology Laboratory. RESPONSIBILITIES: This individual will train other CLT1's and CLT2's in basic laboratory skills such as extract DNA from various specimen types; perform BCR able testing; cell counts Quality control on the reagents Perform specimen processing consisting of receiving, sorting, identifying, and labeling blood, bone marrow, and other biological specimens Enter patient and specimen information into log books, laboratory computer systems and databases Prepare reagents, stains, controls and other solutions Operate laboratory equipment such as centrifuge, balance, computer, microscope, and automated pipettes Assist with inventory and ordering supplies Mail, fax, and file reports, assign billing codes, prepare laboratory records for storage and archives, and perform other clerical tasks as required Enter data into spreadsheets, type and edit word documents, tables, and graphs Answer the telephones, respond to telephone inquiries about turn-around times for testing and specimen requirements, troubleshoot problems and transfer calls to technologists and hematopathologists when appropriate Label, distribute, clean and file specimen slides Fill out the appropriate shipping forms and package specimens and slides for send-out Perform volume verifications on pipettes Demonstrate routine laboratory techniques to students and new employees

  • Follow safety procedures and protocols. Participate in providing emergency coverage, overtime, and call back Perform other duties as required 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:

  • Experience accessioning and processing specimens in a clinical lab

  • Familiar with MAC computers and Microsoft WORD and EXCEL

  • Familiar with the Sunquest LIS

  • Excellent phone skills, emphasis on customer service

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.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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