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University of Washington
Seattle, WA
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UW Human Resources


Req #: 173094
Job Location: UW Medical Center
Posting Date: 10/14/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: MLS 1: $4,866 - $7,173 per month / MLS Trainee: $4,675 - $6,896 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First 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 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 nation’s 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 department has an outstanding full-time opportunity for a Medical Laboratory Scientist 1 or Trainee. The person in this role will perform and/or provide high level support at a professional level and performance of moderate to high complexity manual and automated clinical chemistry diagnostic tests used in the screening, diagnosing, and treating of pathological conditions. MLS 1 rotates and maintains competency in all sections where he/she has been trained. Follows safety/biohazards procedures and practices “Universal Precautions” at all times.

  • Rotates through the Clinical Chemistry laboratory and maintains competency in all sections (Automation line, AU, DxI, Handtests, Command Central, Blood Gas including responding to codes, Centaur, General Bench, LCMS, Graphite Furnace, Atomic Absorption, and Satellite Lab) where they have been trained. The Medical Laboratory Scientist refers to the procedure/policy when questions arise
  • Understands and operates a variety of laboratory equipment requiring interpretative knowledge and is able to perform calibration, quality control, operations, basic maintenance and troubleshooting measures.
  • Understands quality control(QC) and quality assurance (QA) requirements and follows policies to validate test results
  • Knows the critical limits for all chemistry tests for which they are defined, reports them to appropriate medical staff, and documents the information according to laboratory policy.
  • Assists with evaluation of new tests/equipment and incorporates checkout samples into the routine flow of work.
  • Performs inventory in assigned area, unpacks, and labels supplies. Monitors and rotates stock as needed
  • Calculates concentrations, prepares, verifies, and documents the making of reagents, controls, and standards. The technologist updates instruments with new lot parameters if appropriate
  • Instructs new employees, medical laboratory science students, residents, and post-doctoral fellows in routine procedures and is patient and tolerant with them
  • Provides bedside testing on a routine or emergency basis throughout the hospital as required
  • Perform related duties as required

    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 Medical Laboratory Scientist 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 Medical Laboratory Scientist 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.

    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.

    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: 2019-12-04 Expires: 2020-01-03

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