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. 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:
Our Laboratory Medicine department has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100%), day shift, CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 1. At a semi-technical level, perform simple laboratory collection associated with venipunctures and capillary blood collection from patients, testing and/or prepare specimens for laboratory testing and performs other laboratory work which supports the operation of a clinical laboratory.
High school graduation or equivalent
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
DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS:Completion of a phlebotomy courseMedical Assistant - Phlebotomy (MA-P) certification with the WA State Department of HealthDESIRED:Associates or bachelor degree in scienceExperience in a major medical hospital laboratoryExperience with laboratory information systemCONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:May be required to work holidays and weekendsLab Medicine employees are considered essential staff and as such are required to report to work during inclement weatherLab 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. Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.
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