17 days old


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 179135
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Montlake
Posting Date: 06/04/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $4,145 - $5,930 per month 
Shift: Permanent Evening 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.  

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, evening shift, SPECIMEN PROCESSING SUPERVISOR. The Specimen Processing Supervisor will supervise and coordinate the Specimen Processing Services area in a clinical medical laboratory.

  • Participates in all aspects of the hiring process
  • Evaluates employee performance and completes annual performance evaluations
  • Performs corrective action to include, but not limited to investigation and follow up as needed on violations of procedure and policies
  • Plans additional/remedial training policies and procedures
  • Complies with requirements of accreditation and regulatory agencies
  • Schedules and supervises the overall operation of a 7 day/week, 24 hour/day Specimen Processing Services (SPS)
  • Accurately manages timekeeping and approval responsibilities of employee time cards using web-based or local software programs
  • Troubleshoots and reports on issues or concerns from other laboratory divisions or hospital staff through HC1 or other reporting mechanisms
  • Establishes levels of phlebotomy and SPS supplies
  • Responsible for preventive maintenance on SPS equipment
  • Works with leadership to review and update procedures, policies, and job aids
  • Participate in inspections and surveys, including but not limited to CAP (College of American Pathologist), JCAHO (Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Hospital Organizations) and DOH (Department of Health)
  • Supports service and Laboratory Medicine goals, service efficiency, and effectiveness by participating in problem-solving, demonstrating support for policies, sharing expertise, and contributing to project work and committees
  • Ensures employee competencies and certifications are up to date
  • Assists in gathering information in preparation of budget
  • May prepare costs analyses of equipment and procedures
  • Regularly communicates with staff individually and in groups through in-person rounding
  • Performs other related duties as required

    Two years of college-level science in an applicable field AND one year of experience as a Specimen Processing Technician Lead
    High School graduation or GED Certification AND two years of clinical laboratory experience in a Clinical or Public Health Laboratory
    Equivalent education/experience.

  • Associates degree in a scientific or related discipline or two years of college-level science in an applicable field AND one year of specimen processing experience
  • Experience in a major medical hospital laboratory
  • Experience with laboratory information systems

  • May be required to work holidays and weekends
  • Laboratory Medicine employees are considered essential staff and as such are required to report to work during inclement weather.
  • Laboratory Medicine employees may be required to work in any of the department locations including but not limited to HMC, UWMC, Roosevelt, SCCA, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, SCH, etc.
  • 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: 2020-07-05

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