University of Washington
Seattle, WA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
CLINICAL LAB TECHNICIAN I -PRIMARY CARE/URGENT CARE (MULTIPLE OPENINGS) - $3000 SIGN-ON BONUS Req #:200055Department:UW PRIMARY CARE - MULTIPLE LOCATIONSJob Location: Other Location, Seattle - Northgate, UW Medical Center - Northwest, UW Medicine Primary Care Posting Date:03/11/2022 Closing Info:Open Until Filled Salary:$19.58 - $28.42 per hour Union Position:YesShift:First Shift Notes:As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. This recruitment offers a $3,000 Recruitment Incentive to eligible new employees joining UW Medicine#UWMRecruitmentIncentive

A higher degree of healthcare.

All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored.

UW Primary Care is a network of community-based clinics throughout the Puget Sound region. The clinics offer a wide spectrum of primary care services, as well as secondary care, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Urgent care services are offered seven days a week at select locations. The clinics are consistently recognized for high quality standards by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care and the National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home Program.

Compassion. Innovation. Excellence. Become part of our team, and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community.

UW Primary Care has outstanding opportunities for a full-time/part-time, day shift, CLINICAL LAB TECHNICIAN I (job profile: Lab Assistant). The Clinical Lab Technician I works in a clinical laboratory with a limited test menu and high service demands; performing waived and limited non-waived testing, excluding microscopic evaluations, and adult and pediatric phlebotomy.


This position will work at one of the following clinic locations:
  • Ravenna (part-time)
  • Northgate (part-time)
  • Woodinville (full-time and per diem)

  • Performs pre-analytic procedures of specimen collection and processing. This includes but is not limited to interpreting provider test orders and monitoring for accuracy, prioritizing specimen handling based on type and clinical urgency, investigating and documenting erroneous orders or other pre-analytic specimen problems, preparing specimens for transport, and data entry into the electronic medical record. Provides directions to patients for collection of non-blood specimens. Handles telephone inquiries for staff and providers.
  • Performs adult and pediatric phlebotomy by capillary and venous collection.
  • Performs routine and stat laboratory tests utilizing automated or semi-automated equipment and kit assays. This includes the ability to understand, operate, and troubleshoot (may involve working with manufacturer's customer service personnel) the applicable equipment and testing methods, consulting with the CLT Lead as appropriate.
  • Evaluates test results and understands critical value limits for all tests assigned and reports immediately to appropriate medical staff.
  • May send out letters to patients, as delegated by clinic leadership, with lab results or overdue reminder letters for appointments.
  • Performs routine radiographic exams as directed by a clinic provider, limited to Level 1 and Level 2 exams as listed in the UWNC x-ray test menu.
  • Other Duties as Requested

  • High School/GED
  • Relevant experience or training in a clinical laboratory or medical setting, required active Medical Assistant-Phlebotomist with the Washington State Department of Health

  • Completion of a phlebotomy technician certification through the American Society for Clinical Pathology or other phlebotomy or laboratory assistant course certification and 1 Year of experience in a clinical laboratory
  • Demonstrated computer experience, preferably in a Windows-based environment.
  • 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.
    Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral. The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or [email protected].


    Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

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