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 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 Laboratory Medicine department has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST LEAD. The Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) Lead will have a key role in leading a staff of approximately eight medical laboratory scientists, as part of a dynamic group of over twenty professionals that also includes bioinformaticists, computer scientists, genetic counselors, doctoral clinical scientists, and clinical pathologists. This position is responsible for daily operations of the laboratory and provides day-to-day leadership of medical laboratory scientist staff.
Perform complex molecular assays
Maintain theoretical, technical and administrative expertise for all procedures
Complete work efficiently and accurately
Assign duties to maintain a balanced workload
Provide technical troubleshooting of about 35 assays and multiple instruments
Review and evaluate test results before presentation to directors
Communicate with the staff regarding important issues relating to testing, including quality control and reporting issues
Consult with supervisor and/or director regarding unusual results or technical problems
Interact with laboratory clients as needed on issues such as testing, samples and reporting
Coordinate and participate in development and evaluation of new methodologies and procedures
Write, review and revise technical procedures
Continue education by attending Lab Medicine related seminars, in-services, staff meetings and/or by reading scientific journals
Assure that accreditation and quality assurance standards are met and documented
Coordinate efforts with the Laboratory Safety Officer to ensure a safe working environment
Perform related duties as assigned
REQUIREMENTS: Accredited Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory Science OR equivalent education/experience AND Medial Laboratory Science certification with the American Society for Clinical Pathology or equivalent, or certification with a specialty organization appropriate to the laboratory division AND Three years of professional experience including one year as a Medical Laboratory Scientist 2 or equivalent
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.
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.