1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 173683
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Montlake
Posting Date: 11/06/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: 60% of $3,437 - $4,914 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: Permanent Evening 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 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 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.

Our Laboratory Medicine Department has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (60%/24 hrs per week), evening shift, CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 2. Under general supervision, the Clinical Laboratory Technician 2 assists the surgical and nursing staff by facilitating orders from and issuing blood components to all patient care areas at UWMC and SCCA. The CLT2 is responsible for the inventory management of all blood components and facilitates the issuing of blood products and tracking of component orders.CLT2 will also perform component preparation such as irradiation, washing, volume reduction, thawing, pooling and splitting as necessary. Is responsible for operating equipment, performing QC and maintenance for refrigerators, freezers and component processing equipment.

  • Respond to Emergency, Operating Room, and other clinical areas that require transfusion support with blood components if needed
  • Provide customer service and communication with patient care areas and blood center. Call products orders to floor.Take verbal orders for blood products as needed
  • Perform blood components processing to maintain inventory and support for transfusion patient including thawing, irradiating, washing, volume reduction
  • Performs issue and return of blood products following policies and procedures
  • Combine/Pool/aliquot blood components if necessary
  • Operate laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, portable refrigerators, plasma thawers, sterile docker, irradiator, cell washer,refrigerator, platelet rotator and freezers
  • Participate in demonstrating simple laboratory techniques to students and new employees
  • Perform laboratory specimen processing consisting of receiving, identifying, assigning accession numbers, sorting, preparation and internal laboratory distribution of blood and other biological specimens
  • 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
  • Perform data processing and clerical tasks as required
  • Perform the work of a Clinical Laboratory Assistant and Clinical Laboratory Technician 1
  • Reviews and signs off on new and revised documents within specified time period
  • Completes all training modules and documentation within specified time period
  • Assist with training and competencies as needed
  • Follows hospital and departmental policies and procedures
  • Participate in quality improvement process
  • Performs related duties as assigned

  • This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

    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.

    It will be necessary to work in other departmental locations in order to meet patient service requirements (e.g., Hall Health, Roosevelt II, Eastside Specialty Center and South Lake Union); in addition, less frequent work effort will be required at other UW School of Medicine locations
    Will be considered essential staff and as such will be required to report to work when scheduled despite 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 dso@uw.edu.


    Posted: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-02-16

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