1+ months

MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST 1 OR TRAINEE (FULL-TIME, EVENINGS)

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104

MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST 1 OR TRAINEE (FULL-TIME, EVENINGS)

Req #: 183268
Department: DEPARTMENT OF LABORATORY MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY
Posting Date: 09/10/2021 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: MLS Trainee: $4,769 - $7,034 per month / MLS 1: $4,963 - $7,316 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: Evening Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.  

This recruitment offers a $3000-$4000 Recruitment Incentive to eligible new employees joining UW Medicine#UWMRecruitmentIncentive

A higher degree of healthcare.

All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored.

The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology 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 Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology - Virology Division has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time evening shift, MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST 1 OR TRAINEE.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Perform clinical virology diagnostic laboratory tests; record, evaluate and interpret test results; contact appropriate personnel for tests with unusual or critical findings
  • Perform all quality control procedures correctly and make appropriate decisions based on QC results
  • Enter results and data into computer and perform appropriate cross checks to minimize clerical errors
  • Understand, operate, maintain, and troubleshoot a variety of laboratory equipment such as automated DNA extraction systems, Real-Time PCR systems, centrifuge, balance, computers, LIS terminals.
  • Receive and unpack or prepare and ship biohazard/infectious materials in accordance with DOT and IATA regulations
  • Inventory samples
  • Prepare and process samples for transport and/or testing
  • Perform all preventive maintenance procedures and clean work area upon completion of tasks
  • Prepare reagents and verify quality control of the materials
  • Follow all established procedures for labeling and storage of materials
  • Maintain complete, accurate, legible records on worksheets including all results and other documentation. Thoroughly document any modifications
  • Report study data to data manager and Pl in the format and time-line established for each study
  • Assist in development or evaluation of new procedures and instruments as assigned
  • Act as a resource to other lab personnel including Clinical Laboratory Technicians and Specimen Processing Technicians
  • Demonstrate techniques and share practical knowledge as needed with new employees, post- doctoral fellows, visiting scientists, residents, medical students, and medical technology students
  • Attend in-services and continuing education as required or available
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

    REQUIREMENTS:
    This position will be offered as a Medical Laboratory Scientist 1 or Medical Laboratory Scientist Trainee dependent upon the qualifications of the selected candidate.

    Requirements for MLS Trainee
    Accredited Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory Science OR equivalent education/experience
    AND
    Eligible to take the Medical Laboratory Science certification examination from the American Society for Clinical Pathology, with successful completion and certification within one year from date of hire. Failure of Medical Laboratory Science graduates to attain certification within one year of date of hire will result in a recommendation for termination.

    Requirements for MLS 1
    Accredited Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory Science OR equivalent education/experience
    AND
    Current Medical Laboratory Science certification with the American Society for Clinical Pathology or equivalent certifying organization; or certification with specialty organization appropriate to the laboratory division.
    AND
    One year of experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist Trainee. Up to one year of on-the-job experience performing clinical testing in a Medical Laboratory Science Program externship may count towards the experience requirement.


    UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.

  • Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

    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 or dso@uw.edu.

    Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.1, employees of higher education and healthcare institutions must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than October 18, 2021 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. Updated information about how to provide proof of vaccination or request a medical or religious accommodation will be posted as soon as it is known.


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    Posted: 2020-10-06 Expires: 2021-10-14

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