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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 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.
LABORATORY MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (50%, 20 hours per week), day shift, MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST 1 OR TRAINEE.
Perform routine clinical testing in the Hematology/Coagulation Laboratory. Technologist may perform in areas such as routine coagulation, automated cell counts, manual cell counts, differential/morphology, bone marrows, circulating tumor cell, special coagulation, red cell disorder testing, information processing, quality control, blood gas or urinalysis.
Understand, operate, maintain, troubleshoot and perform corrective maintenance on a variety of laboratory equipment, including sophisticated computerized instruments requiring interpretative knowledge (such as multi-parameter electronic cell counters and automated coagulation analyzers) without supervision.
Complete patient and quality control procedures within defined time limits, simultaneously coordinate multiple procedures with accuracy, prioritize workload in response to STAT requests, and work with others to ensure that testing is completed.
Assure the quality and timeliness of patient test results by investigating problems involving specimen collection or handling. Evaluate and solve specimen problems and follow procedures for resulting and documentation.
Understand theory and physiological importance of each test. Correlate abnormal results with pathologic and physiologic states to determine validity and reasonableness of data. Identify the technical, instrumental or physiologic cause of problems (such as patient variables or interfering substances).
Take appropriate action on specimens with critical values, abnormal or unusual results. Document actions and findings as necessary.
Perform and document daily quality control. Evaluate quality control statistics and make judgements concerning accuracy, reproducibility and validity of laboratory method. Institute and document corrective action when quality control results exceed tolerance limits.
Teach and train medical laboratory science students and new employees in theory and performance of laboratory testing. Perform competency assessment and written evaluations of trainees or employees as required.
Perform accurate analysis on CAP and other proficiency testing materials when requested.
Make and verify quality of reagents.
Maintain awareness of supply stock and inform lead technologist before they are depleted.
Exhibit working knowledge of laboratory information system software.
Assist in development and/or evaluation of new procedures and instruments as assigned.
Perform special projects and related duties as required.
May be required to perform venipunctures.
May be required to prepare and process samples for transport and/or testing.
Perform all analysis of blood, body fluids, cells and products with accuracy and precision. Work with attention to detail and with critical review to avoid errors.
Handle heavy workloads and meet test completion deadlines through efficient workload organization.
REQUIREMENTS: This position will be offered as a Medical Laboratory Scientist 1 or Medical Laboratory Scientist Trainee dependent upon the qualifications of the selected candidate.
Requirements for MLS Trainee Accredited Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory Science OR equivalent education/experience AND Eligible 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 MLS 1 Accredited Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory Science OR equivalent education/experience AND Current 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. AND One 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.
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.
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