1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 181184
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Montlake
Posting Date: 07/29/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $19.04 - $27.24 per hour 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 

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 currently 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 nations 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.

The Laboratory Medicine department has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time, temporary/hourly, day shift, CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 1. The Clinical Laboratory Technician performs the pre-analytic laboratory procedures of specimen collection and specimen processing. This involves interpreting provider test orders, prioritizing specimen handling based on specimen type and clinical urgency, monitoring requisitions and labels for accuracy and investigating/documenting errors and incomplete orders. This individual will extract DNA, operate molecular laboratory equipment, and enter data. Additionally, the person in this role will maintain a clean work area and validate results if necessary.

  • Collects blood specimens from patients of all ages, either venous or capillary collections, gives them directions on how to collect non-blood specimens and may perform point-of care-testing and quality control procedures
  • Handles telephone inquiries from staff and providers
  • Represents the Department of Laboratory Medicine and UW Medicine and plays an important role in promoting our mission, values and goal of service excellence and patient safety
  • Performs work accurately and precisely and can organize the workload to meet the service demands, calmly and efficiently
  • Performs phlebotomy on adult and pediatric patients and can easily draw between 25 and 35 patients a day
  • Performs point of care testing on patients accurately and efficiently, providing them results prior to their appointment with their provider
  • Uses excellent customer service skills, follows AIDET, and UW Medicine Service Culture Guidelines
  • Prepares and processes specimens for transport or testing, including data entry
  • Exhibits a working knowledge of the lab information systems, including Sunquest and EPIC, and can problem solve ordering errors of both systems
  • Appropriately notifies lead tech or supervisor if a problem or issue arises where assistance is necessary
  • Maintains a congenial and professional working relationship with co-workers, clinical technologists, and supervisors
  • May need to work in other departmental locations in order to meet patient service demands, i.e. UWMC-Roosevelt, Summit Cardiology, Hall Health Labs
  • Participates in demonstrating and training routine phlebotomy and other laboratory techniques to students and new employees
  • Performs related duties as assigned

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

    It will be necessary to work in other departmental locations in order to meet patient service requirements, especially at Harborview Medical Center.  In addition, less frequent work effort will be required at other UW School of Medicine locations (e.g., South Lake Union) and Seattle-area healthcare institutions.

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

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


    Posted: 2020-07-30 Expires: 2020-10-17

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