1+ months

MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST 1 OR TRAINEE

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104

MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST 1 OR TRAINEE

Req #: 173892
Department: LABORATORY MEDICINE
Posting Date: 01/15/2020 
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 
Notes: Conditions of Employment:
It may be necessary to work in other Department of Laboratory Medicine locations in order to meet patient service requirements, i.e. UWMC, HMC, CHRMC, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UWMC-Roosevelt, etc.  

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 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 department has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Medical Laboratory Scientist 1 or Trainee. The Medical Laboratory Scientist  will perform clinical laboratory tests used in the screening, diagnosing, and treating of pathological conditions in the UW Hematopathology Laboratory located at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Testing is performed at a professional level and may be manual and/or automated.

General Duties:
  • Understand, operate, maintain, and troubleshoot a variety of laboratory equipment
  • Understand and master technical knowledge for Flow Cytometry in order to work alone and perform all aspects of testing/processing samples and run samples on flow cytometers or cell sorter.
  • Understand and apply a working knowledge of the laboratory information system (LIS) and other computer systems.
  • Understand quality control requirements and apply this knowledge to validate test results.
  • Calibrate, operate, troubleshoot and perform preventive maintenance to laboratory instruments and related equipment
  • Perform laboratory work accurately.
  • Organize and prioritize workload; use efficient workflow processes.
  • Share knowledge by teaching students and training new employees.
  • Share responsibility for emergency calls, overtime, call back, weekend and holiday coverage.
  • Perform other 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.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Medical Laboratory Scientist 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.

    Medical Laboratory Scientist 1
    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.

    Desired:
    Knowledge of flow cytometry principles
    Knowledge of monoclonal antibodies
    Knowledge of hematopoietic malignancies
    Experience running flow cytometers
    Computer skills 


    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.


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    Posted: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-02-14

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