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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 ten 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 Support Services department has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (50%), day shift, PHLEBOTOMIST. This position prepares patient and collection equipment according to established procedures for blood collection and verifies patient identity before performing collection.
Collects blood with venipuncture and microtechniques on adults, children and infants
May be trained to instruct the patients in the proper sample collection techniques for samples they collect
Greets and checks in patients, verifying all order information is correct
Receives and verifies submitted samples from clinic staff
Cleans and stocks blood draw area on a daily basis
May learn to accept and verify lab orders utilizing the Epic/Sunquest interface
Can identify problem orders
Handles routine phone calls and communicates with clinic staff , physicians and patients in a courteous, professional manner. Refers phone calls where appropriate
Performs filing and other clerical tasks as needed
Follows universal precautions: Uses personal protective equipment when indicated, is knowledgeable of safety practices, etc.
Assists with orientation and training of new employees and students
Support service and UWAMC goals, service efficiency, and effectiveness through such activities as: participating in problem solving, demonstrating support for policies, sharing expertise, and contributing to project work and committees
Promote and contribute to the development of teamwork in the service and working relationships between the laboratory and other departments
Form productive working relationships with co-workers. Communicate clearly, directly and on a timely basis
Act as role model/mentor to new phlebotomists
Open to receiving feedback and making constructive changes as a result
Open to receiving direction and asks for assistance when needed
Demonstrate a courteous, respectful, professional behavior at all times
Represent the Department professionally
Perform 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.
REQUIREMENTS: High school graduation AND completion of a phlebotomy course OR equivalent education/experience.
Legal Requirement: Obtain State of Washington certification as a Health Care Assistant Level A within sixty days of employment date.
Desired Requirement: Washington State Phlebotomy Certification.
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 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
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.