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. UW Medicine - Northwest is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services. With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.
UW Medical Center - Northwest has an outstanding opportunity for an EVENING OR NIGHT SHIFT, TEMPORARY/PER DIEM, LAB ASSISTANT. The Lab Assistant performs assigned support, pre-technical and semi-technical procedures in the laboratory. This may include but is not limited to: phlebotomy, specimen processing and preparation, and other support tasks to assist in maintaining an efficient, smooth workflow and to prepare specimens for analysis.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 1.Performs assigned semi-technical procedures. This may include any of the following or similar duty assignments: •Phlebotomy: Obtains specimens from inpatients, outpatients and outreach accounts according to the time guidelines established by the department. •This may include driving to outpatient account locations to obtain the specimen. If so assigned, the “Driving” responsibility below is applicable. •Specimen Processing: Logs tests in the computer, labels, centrifuges, prepares aliquots, and delivers specimens. •Reference Lab Sample Preparation: Processes, prepares and ships reference lab samples, according to reference laboratory specifications. •Follows laboratory protocols, policies and safely procedures. •Answers technical questions relating to laboratory procedures and polices. •Troubleshoots and resolves problems and customer service issues. Examples include: Pending orders and specimen draws; finding lost specimens; add-on tests; scanning specimens into storage application, etc. When unable to resolve issue in a timely manner, asks supervisor or lead for assistance. •Reporting: As assigned, locates patient results and generates reports/faxes. •Competently uses computers systems (LIS, HIS, etc.)
2.Work environment, supplies, equipment, and waste handling includes but not limited to: •Maintains a clean and organized working environment. Cleans and prepares work areas. •Ensures assigned areas are stocked with appropriate, cost-effective levels of supplies and reagents. Takes inventory and orders supplies when needed. Handles (opens packages, properly stores, etc.) incoming supplies. •Maintains assigned equipment according to laboratory procedures. •Disposes of specimens and other hazardous wastes safely and appropriately according to established laboratory protocols.
3.Support and collaboration includes but not limited to: •Assists in training new personnel. •Works professionally as part of a team; assists other team members as requested and shares knowledge/expertise. •Participates in achieving established Patient Safety and departmental goals and Performance Improvement activities.
•High school diploma or GED equivalent. •Phlebotomist: Active Washington State issued MA-Phlebotomist Certification required •Relevant experience or training in a clinical laboratory or medical setting, requ
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