University of Washington
    Seattle, WA 98101
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    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 fixed duration, full-time (100%), day shift, CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 2. This position performs as a member of the Call Center Team, the coordination of the pre-analytical and technical activities of the Department's clinical laboratory referral testing service for non-UWMC clients.

  • Advises clients and potential clients of the optimum use of Laboratory Medicine's Clinical Lab Services
  • Provides technical information regarding methodologies used within the clinical lab at UWMC Responds promptly, courteously, and professionally to phone and written inquires from clients about test information, results, and other elation information
  • Follows phone log in procedures adhering to 92% logged in time to time sheet time, and properly utilizes other designated time such as "not ready" for processing work while unavailable for incoming calls
  • Participates toward the goal of providing enhanced services to the clients of the department
  • Demonstrates decision making and problem solving ability on certain requisitions ensuring that these specimens are able to meet the test run for that day and provide results in a timely manner
  • Engages in professional communications and establishes collegial relationships with all areas of lab
  • Participates in the goal of providing enhanced service to the departments' clients
  • Demonstrates effective communication with the supervisor, manager, workers, lab technician and all member of the Lab Med team
  • Demonstrates the ability to problem solve to expedite processing of specimens that are received mislabeled, unlabeled, missing patient data, insufficient quantity, etc. and contact clients as required
  • Resolves problems related to delivery service to clients, providing supervisor with feedback regarding client needs
  • Trains and supports new client services staff for Community Services
  • May train new Clinical Laboratory Technician 1 staff for specimen processing division
  • Provides referral resource to other laboratories, maintains a high level understanding of the Laboratory referral industry in order to refer clients to appropriate testing centers
  • Facilitates medical or technical consultation by faculty members or laboratory staff to Reference Laboratory Services clients when appropriate
  • Functions as dispatch for courier service, provides input for changes or expansion for existing routes
  • Provides back-up coverage for courier rotes on limited occasions as needed, using a University vehicle
  • Performs continual monitoring of lab reports to verify consistency of service
  • Prepares supplies and reports for delivery of clients; monitors inventory.
  • Participates in the timely, manual release of patient results, according to UWMC and Department policy
  • Demonstrates proper identification and reporting of errors, and understands the reporting procedures to provide timely follow through of these errors to ensure the least impact to our clients
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized, work as a team member to provide maximum coverage and quality service for our clients in stressful and all situations
    An Associate Degree from a Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA) accredited Medical Laboratory Technician program including courses in chemistry and biology
    equivalent education/experience.

  • Familiarity with Department of Laboratory Medicine operations and procedures
  • Experience handling high volume of calls, or call center experience
  • Familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, and database software
  • Experience in a major medical hospital laboratory
  • Experience with laboratory information system
  • May be required to work in other departmental locations in order to meet patient service requirements, including but not limited to UWMC, HMC, CHRMC, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, SCCA, Roosevelt, etc.
  • May be required to work weekends and holidays
  • Are considered essential staff and required to report to work in inclement weather
  • 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.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or

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    Posting ID: 559537575Posted: 2020-06-04