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University of Washington CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 1 (FULL-TIME, DAYS) in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 197611

Department: LABORATORY MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY

Posting Date: 10/12/2021

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $3,301 - $4,722 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)

This recruitment offers a $3,000 Recruitment Incentive to eligible new employees joining UW Medicine#UWMRecruitmentIncentive 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), day shift, CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 1. RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Sort and prioritize initial specimens and requests, receive specimens via pneumatic tube system and at the front window

  • Prepare patient and collection equipment according to established procedures for blood collection

  • Verify patient identity before performing collection

  • Perform phlebotomy on patients of all ages

  • Match specimens against requisitions for appropriate tube type

  • Centrifuge and aliquot appropriate specimen type and quantity as ordered

  • Process timed urine collections: add preservatives, measure, aliquot, etc.

  • Assist in orientation, training and support of new employees

  • Refer testing to other laboratories as procedurally necessary

  • Maintain complete, accurate, and legible records

  • Clean work area at least once each shift

  • Answer telephones, intercom and window reception in a courteous and professional manner

  • Perform computer functions required for completion of tasks: data entry of patient information and tests requested, printing, worksheets, reports, and result inquiry

  • Respond to inquiries concerning patient lab values, reference ranges, specimen requirements, procedures, time required for tests and preparation of specimens to outside labs for analysis

  • Resolve specimen or order-related problems

  • Attend division and department staff meetings

  • Promote and contribute to the development of teamwork in the service and working relationships between the laboratory and other departments

  • Complete compliance, safety and other training relevant to job functions as assigned

    REQUIREMENTS High school graduation or equivalent AND One year of chemical, clinical, or public health laboratory experience OR completion of a laboratory assistant course approved by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists OR Equivalent education/experience. DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Completion of a phlebotomy course

  • Medical Assistant - Phlebotomy (MA-P) certification with the WA State Department of Health DESIRED

  • Associates or bachelor degree in science

  • Experience in a major medical hospital laboratory

  • Experience with laboratory information system CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • May be required to work holidays and weekends

  • Lab Medicine employees are considered essential staff and as such are required to report to work during inclement weather

  • Lab Medicine employees may be required to work in any of the department locations including but not limited to HMC, UWMC, Roosevelt, SCCA, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, SCH, etc. 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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