1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 181429
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Montlake
Posting Date: 08/06/2020 
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
Limited Recruitment: Other
Shift: Night 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.  

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 - Transfusion Medicine Division has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, night shift MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST 1 OR TRAINEE. THe Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) performs clinical laboratory tests used in the screening, diagnosing, and treating of pathological conditions. Testing is performed at a professional level and may include all facets of pretransfusion testing using both automated and manual methods, routine and complex antibody identification, component preparation, sample processing, and quality control.

  • Perform analysis of blood and blood products with accuracy and precision in the transfusion service laboratories
  • Investigate and solve problems involving specimen collection or handling; follow procedures for reporting and documenting to assure quality and timeliness of patient results
  • Take appropriate action on critical, abnormal, or unusual results
  • Follow hospital procedures for communication of critical results to the
  • Meet test completion deadlines through efficient workload organization
  • Communicate between team members to facilitate optimal patient care.
  • Maintain awareness of supply stock and inform lead technologist before supplies are depleted
  • Perform and document daily quality control and analyze QC data making judgments concerning results
  • Understand principles of operation for a variety of laboratory equipment, including equipment requiring interpretative knowledge such as multi-parameter cell counters and automated coagulation analyzers
  • Maintain basic troubleshooting skills on all instruments
  • Effectively teach and train medical technology students, new employees, or others in theory and performance of laboratory testing
  • Represent the department professionally when interacting with other members of the healthcare team, including other divisions of the laboratory
  • Exercise knowledge of laboratory safety and proper precautions when dealing with biohazardous, radioactive, corrosive, explosive and/or flammable materials
  • Assist in development and/or evaluation of new procedures and instruments as assigned
  • May be required to perform venipunctures
  • May be required to prepare and process samples for transport and/or testing, or respond to trauma codes or deliver blood to the bedside
  • Perform other duties as assigned

    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
    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
    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.
    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.

  • Two years' experience in all aspects of pretransfusion testing in an acute care environment
  • Automation experience preferred

    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.
  • 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: 2020-08-07 Expires: 2020-10-11

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