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.Our UW Medical Center's Laboratory Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-Time, permanent night shift, MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST-1 or TRAINEE (also referred to as Medical Technologist). The person in this role will perform laboratory tests for development or clinical trials used in the screening, diagnosing, and treating of pathological conditions. Testing is performed at a professional level. RESPONSIBILITIESPerform analysis of blood, body fluids, cells and blood products with accuracy and precision in Chemistry, Satellite lab, Hematology, Coagulation & Microbiology laboratories.Use job knowledge to make critical judgments regarding the acceptability of test results.Complete patient and quality control procedures within defined time limits.Analyze QC data and make judgments concerning results. Verify acceptability of QC prior to reporting any patient values.Understand principles of operation for a variety of laboratory equipment, including equipment requiring interpretative knowledge such as multi-parameter cell counters and automated coagulation analyzers.Exhibit working knowledge of laboratory information system software.Maintain competency and keep job knowledge current.Exercise knowledge of laboratory safety and proper precautions when dealing with biohazardous, radioactive, corrosive, explosive and/or flammable materials. Perform accurate analysis on CAP and other proficiency testing materials.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.REQUIREMENTSRequirements for Medical Laboratory Scientist-TraineeAccredited Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory Science OR equivalent education/experienceANDEligible 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-1Accredited Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory Science OR equivalent education/experienceANDCurrent 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.ANDOne 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.
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.