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MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST LEAD
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This recruitment offers a $5000 Recruitment Incentive to eligible new employees joining UW Medicine#UWMRecruitmentIncentive

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 (100%), night shift, Medical Laboratory Scientist Lead.

GENERAL DUTIES:
Communication:
  • The MLS lead facilitates open communication within a section with staff, supervisors, and faculty and keeps them informed and involved as changes occur in their section 
    Computer Skills:
  • Understands and uses relevant functions in the LIS. Examples include MAQ, MQ, QC, LO, ANIQ, LJ, XXX, RE, and MIQ functions.
  • Assures that computer interface requirements are fulfilled. This includes the CAP required periodic validation.
  • Maintains sufficient skill with personal computers to use e-mail as a communication tool, Word for preparing and editing procedures, Wiki for preparing and editing procedures also, and Excel for data reduction.
    Leadership:
  • Establishes priorities of work to be done and assigns specific activities to technologists, students, etc.
  • Assigns and reviews the work of other clinical technical staff within the section , provides fair and immediate feedback on problems with individuals. The MLS Lead notifies supervisors when issues are not resolved or of ongoing problems.
  • Provides daily leadership, acts as a mentor, and provides direct feedback and guidance to individuals
    Financial:
  • With delegated authority, the CT Lead authorizes overtime activities by technologists working in the section . The MLS Lead consults with supervisor about staffing requirements for the section as the needs change.
  • Orders (directly or by delegation) routine and specially needed supplies for their section and makes sure that section is well stocked. The CT Lead sets up standing orders and service contracts in their section.
    Teaching:
  • Oversees teaching/training of new employees, medical technology students, post-doctoral fellows and residents within the section.
  • Develops and maintains training logs for all of the tests pe1formed in the section.
    QC/QA:
  • Knows CAP and JC requirements and actively assesses, initiates, and monitors compliance within the section
  • Reviews QC  of the  section at  least  weekly or as  appropriate.   The MLS Lead  uses good judgment to determine when QC indicates shift , drift or increased imprecision that requires troubleshooting or recalibration.
  • contributes to performance evaluations of MLS 2s, MLS ls and technicians , and meets deadlines set by supervisors or faculty.


REQUIREMENTS:
Accredited Bachelor’s Degree in Medical laboratory Science or equivalent education/experience.
AND
Medical laboratory Science certification with the American Society for Clinical Pathology or equivalent, or certification with a specialty organization appropriate to the microbiology laboratory.
AND
Three years of professional experience including one year as a Medical Laboratory Scientist 2 or equivalent.