1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 193285
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 11/17/2021 
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: Permanent Evening Shift 
Notes: As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

It may be necessary to work in other departmental locations in order to meet patient service requirements, i.e. UWMC, HMC, R&T, Roosevelt, etc.

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.  

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 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.

LABORATORY MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (50%, 20 hours per week), day shift, MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST 1 OR TRAINEE.

  • Perform routine clinical testing in the Hematology/Coagulation Laboratory.   Technologist may perform in areas such as routine coagulation, automated cell counts, manual cell counts, differential/morphology, bone marrows, circulating tumor cell, special coagulation, red cell disorder testing, information processing, quality control, blood gas or urinalysis.
  • Understand, operate, maintain, troubleshoot and perform corrective maintenance on a variety of laboratory equipment, including sophisticated computerized instruments requiring interpretative knowledge (such as multi-parameter electronic cell counters and automated coagulation analyzers) without supervision.
  • Complete patient and quality control procedures within defined time limits, simultaneously coordinate multiple procedures with accuracy, prioritize workload in response to STAT requests, and work with others to ensure that testing is completed.
  • Assure the quality and timeliness of patient test results by investigating problems involving specimen collection or handling.  Evaluate and solve specimen problems and follow procedures for resulting and documentation.
  • Understand theory and physiological importance of each test.  Correlate abnormal results with pathologic and physiologic states to determine validity and reasonableness of data.  Identify the technical, instrumental or physiologic cause of problems (such as patient variables or interfering substances).
  • Take appropriate action on specimens with critical values, abnormal or unusual results.  Document actions and findings as necessary.
  • Perform and document daily quality control.  Evaluate quality control statistics and make judgements concerning accuracy, reproducibility and validity of laboratory method.  Institute and document corrective action when quality control results exceed tolerance limits.
  • Teach and train medical laboratory science students and new employees in theory and performance of laboratory testing.  Perform competency assessment and written evaluations of trainees or employees as required.
  • Perform accurate analysis on CAP and other proficiency testing materials when requested.
  • Make and verify quality of reagents.
  • Maintain awareness of supply stock and inform lead technologist before they are depleted.
  • Exhibit working knowledge of laboratory information system software.
  • Assist in development and/or evaluation of new procedures and instruments as assigned.
  • Perform special projects and related duties as required.
  • May be required to perform venipunctures.
  • May be required to prepare and process samples for transport and/or testing.
  • Perform all analysis of blood, body fluids, cells and products with accuracy and precision.  Work with attention to detail and with critical review to avoid errors.
  • Handle heavy workloads and meet test completion deadlines through efficient workload organization.

    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.

    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.


    Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 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. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.


    Posted: 2021-07-22 Expires: 2021-12-18

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