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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 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.
Our Laboratory Medicine department has an outstanding opportunity for a Full-Time Day Shift Clinical Laboratory Technician 1 in the Microbiology Division. This individual will work with the laboratory information system (LIS) which includes accessioning test requests into the LIS per written protocols. The technician will prepare reports of culture review, daily statistics, QA and nosocomial reports for infection control, overdue test log, AFB sendout, etc. Processes requests for bacterial and fungal cultures. Prepares direct smears, including but not limited to Gram stains, KOH preps, Trichrome smears, etc. Performs setup for bacterial susceptibility testing including Vitek AMS and disc diffusion technique. Performs corrective action on equipment out of temperature range. Collects glassware and biological waste from the Microbiology Lab, and autoclaves material to sterilize. Maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment. 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.
High school graduation or equivalent AND one year of chemical, clinical, or public health laboratory experience, OR completion of a laboratory assistant course approved by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, OR equivalent education/experience.
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, Rosen, etc.
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.