1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 174357
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Montlake
Posting Date: 11/25/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $3,437 - $4,914 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: Schedule: Monday-Friday 6:30AM-3:00PM and rotating Saturdays 7:30AM-4:00PM  

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.

The Laboratory Medicine division has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 2. Under general supervision, perform at a technical level, various routine laboratory procedures, prepare and set up specimens for laboratory testing, and other laboratory work that supports the operation of a clinical laboratory. Demonstrate and train others in basic laboratory skills including the duties of a Clinical Technician 1. Perform assigned duties that contribute to the development of new processes and procedures in the lab. Rotate through the molecular and flow cytometry sections of the Hematopathology Laboratory. Perform assigned duties that contribute to the development of new processes and procedures in the lab.

  • Train other CLT1's and CLT2's in basic laboratory skills such as performing cell counts from various specimen types and routine banking of cells
  • Quality control on the reagents
  • Perform specimen processing consisting of receiving, sorting, identifying, and labeling blood, bone marrow, and other biological specimens
  • Enter patient and specimen information into log books, laboratory computer systems and databases
  • Prepare reagents, stains, controls and other solutions
  • Operate laboratory equipment such as centrifuge, balance, computer, microscope, and automated pipettes
  • Assist with inventory and ordering supplies
  • Mail, fax, and file reports, assign billing codes, prepare laboratory records for storage and archives, and perform other clerical tasks as required
  • Enter data into spreadsheets, type and edit word documents, tables, and graphs
  • Answer the telephones, respond to telephone inquiries about turn-around times for testing and specimen requirements, troubleshoot problems and transfer calls to technologists and hematopathologists when appropriate
  • Label, distribute, clean and file specimen slides
  • Fill out the appropriate shipping forms and package specimens and slides for send-out
  • Perform volume verifications on pipettes
  • Demonstrate routine laboratory techniques to students and new employees
  • Follow safety procedures and protocols
  • Participate in providing emergency coverage, overtime, and call back
  • Perform other duties as required
  • Perform special projects 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.

  • Employees working in Laboratory Medicine may be required to work in other departmental locations in order to meet patient service requirements, i.e. UWMC, HMC, CHRMC, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, SCCA, Roosevelt etc.
  • May be required to work weekends and holidays on a limited basis.
  • Lab Medicine employees are considered essential staff and as such are required to report to work during 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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