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The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology 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 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.
The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology - Virology Division has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time day shift, MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST LEAD
Review and evaluate test results; consult with physicians concerning critical or abnormal findings
Assure quality control standards and competencies are met and documented; troubleshoot testing methods and instrumentation
Develop and evaluate new methodologies; write, review and revise technical procedures
Consult with Health Services Manager and Faculty Director in matters relating to purchasing, budgeting and cost analysis; inform faculty of unusual technical problems and help establish laboratory policies; Coordinate efforts with the Laboratory Safety Officer in ensuring a safe working environment
Evaluate and document the performance of post-doctoral fellows, residents, students and Medical Laboratory Scientists during training
May provide input to the manager in the interviewing, hiring and evaluation of employees; may counsel, mentor and provide immediate feedback to section or division staff and recommend disciplinary action to the supervisor/manager; may participate in the disciplinary action process
May develop and implement diagnostic algorithms for specimen analysis
May be responsible for accreditation preparation and ongoing accreditation readiness
Continuing education: keep ASCP or other certifications up to date per guidelines of National Organization
Perform duties of Medical Laboratory Scientist 2 or Medical Laboratory Scientist I
Perform related duties as required
REQUIREMENTS Accredited Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory Science OR equivalent education/experience AND 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. AND Three years of experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist 2 or equivalent experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
It will be necessary to work in other departmental locations in order to meet patient service requirements, especially at Harborview Medical Center. In addition, less frequent work effort will be required at other UW School of Medicine locations (e.g., South Lake Union) and Seattle-area healthcare institutions.
Will be considered essential staff and as such will be required to report to work when scheduled despite inclement weather.
Must be able to meet with all shifts on a regular basis
UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.
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 undergraduate 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.