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1st shift (Days) - 9:45AM - 6:15PM
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.), Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 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.
UWMC Roosevelt Laboratory Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Medical Laboratory Scientist Trainee or MLS 1.
General Duties include but are not limited to:
Performs patient testing accurately, precisely and meets test completion deadlines through efficient workload organization. Able to work independently and handle heavy workloads calmly and efficiently.
Understands, operates, maintains and troubleshoots laboratory equipment including but not limited to the following: chemistry analyzer, slide stainer, hematology analyzer, automated urinalysis system, microscope, hand-held monitoring devices.
Performs phlebotomy on adult and pediatric patients.
Prepares and processes samples for transport and/or testing.
Exhibits excellent customer service and teamwork skills.
Exhibits working knowledge of laboratory information system software (Sunquest) and EMR (Epic).
Proficient in receiving patients and processing electronic lab orders
Assures quality control requirements are attained. Uses knowledge to validate and accept test results.
Participates in quality improvement/quality assurance programs. Proficient in problem solving.
Knowledgeable of laboratory safety and proper precautions when dealing with bio-hazardous, radioactive, corrosive, explosive and flammable materials.
Oversees the work of Clinical Laboratory Technicians and Phlebotomists in the absence of Lead or MLS2.
Professionally interacts with doctors and nurses regarding laboratory results and interpretation. Must be able to communicate laboratory status and work well with co-workers, supervisors and faculty.
Provides training to new employees or students as delegated by supervisory staff.
Monitors laboratory inventory. Makes and verifies quality of reagents.
Arrives and leaves work at proper times. Uses sick-leave correctly. Flexes work schedule as necessary to cover late shifts.
May need to work in other departmental locations in order to meet patient service requirements (R2, Hall Health, UWMC, HMC etc).
Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Performs other duties as required.
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.
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.
Phlebotomy experience desired.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Employees working in Laboratory Medicine may be required to work in other departmental locations in order to meet patient service requirements, i.e. UWMC, HMC, CHRMC, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, SCCA, Roosevelt, etc.
Laboratory Medicine staff are considered essential staff and as such will be required to report to work in all weather conditions to support patient care activities.
Must be able to meet with all shifts on a regular basis
Must be willing to work on weekends and holidays and flex schedule to cover other shifts.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.