12 days old


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 177000
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Montlake
Posting Date: 02/19/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $16.72 - $17.52 per hour  
Union Position: Yes
Shift: Alternate Work 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 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.

University of Washington's Laboratory Medicine department has an outstanding opportunity for a temp/hourly, part-time, alternate shift, MESSENGER DRIVER. This position will drive a Motor Pool vehicle to transport laboratory specimens, laboratory reports, supplies and other designated materials between UWMC and medical facilities and laboratories within the greater Puget Sound region.

  • Maintains integrity of specimens transported (frozen, refrigerated, room temperature)
  • Adheres to universal precaution procedures for transporting bio-hazardous materials
  • Prepares/gathers lab supplies and reports to be delivered to clients as requested
  • Carries a cellular phone and respond to calls promptly
  • Communicates in a professional and helpful manner with employees of medical facilities for which courier service is provided
  • Maintains a customer-service focus and attitude, regardless of situations encountered
  • Occasionally is required to decide on reasonableness of accommodating additional requests for service within assigned shift
  • Maintains appropriate records of deliveries and specimens transported
  • Keeps assigned Motor Pool vehicle clean, fuel tank sufficiently full, and maintenance up-to-date
  • Delivers lab supplies provided to clients
  • Other duties as assigned

    Possession of a valid vehicle operator's license.

  • Experience handling bio-hazardous laboratory specimens and familiarity with universal precautions
  • Experience with customer service relations
  • Demonstrated success working independently with minimal supervision

  • May work weekends and holidays
  • Will be required to carry specimen coolers and supplies weighing up to 30 pounds
  • Provision of a Wash. State Dept. of Licensing 5-year driving abstract
  • 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: 2020-05-19 Expires: 2020-06-18

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