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University of Washington
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SPECIMEN PROCESSING SUPERVISOR (FULL-TIME, EVENINGS) Req #:199910Department:LABORATORY MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGYPosting Date:04/08/2022 Closing Info:Open Until Filled Salary: $4,228 - $6,049 per month Shift:Evening Shift Notes:As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. 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, evening shift, SPECIMEN PROCESSING SUPERVISOR. The Specimen Processing Supervisor will supervise and coordinate the Specimen Processing Services area in a clinical medical laboratory.

  • Supervise and coordinate all of the Specimen Processing Services Area in a Clinical Medical Laboratory;
  • Understand and know the workflow, processes and procedures associated with phlebotomy and specimen processing;
  • Be able to perform all functions of a SPS Clinical Laboratory Technician (CLT) series to include phlebotomy tasks;
  • Responsible for great customer service/patient care is laboratory, clinical services and Laboratory always the standard;
  • Interview, hire, and onboard applicants; t
  • Tain new employees;
  • Assign and schedule work, act on leave requests, conduct annual performance evaluations and act upon disciplinary action when needed;
  • Responsible for coordinating all functions within Specimen Processing Services and other laboratory sections/divisions as well as between the Medicine goals, service efficiency, and effectiveness through activities
  • Direct and supervise staff collecting laboratory specimens from patients;
  • Use provided software programs to provide data, perform CLT functions, etc to include but not limited to electronic health record, laboratory information system, Microsoft Office;
  • Participates in performance improvement activities and supports the hospital in meeting Joint Commission, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and College of American Pathologists (CAP) accreditation standards;
  • Adheres to divisional, departmental and organizational procedures and policies.
  • Performs other related duties as required

    Two years of college-level science in an applicable field AND one year of experience as a Specimen Processing Technician Lead
    High School graduation or GED Certification AND two years of clinical laboratory experience in a Clinical or Public Health Laboratory
    Equivalent education/experience.

  • Experience in a major medical hospital laboratory
  • Experience with laboratory information system
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

  • May be required to work holidays and weekends.
  • Lab Medicine employees are considered essential staff and as such are required to report to work during inclement weather.
  • Lab Medicine employees may be required to work in any of the department locations including but not limited to HMC, UWMC, Roosevelt, SCCA, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, SCH, etc. ?
  • It will be necessary to work in other departmental locations in order to meet patient service requirements, especially at Harborview Medical Center. In addition, less frequent work effort will be required at other UW School of Medicine locations (e.g., South Lake Union) and Seattle-area healthcare institutions.
  • Will be considered essential staff and as such will be required to report to work when scheduled despite inclement weather.
  • Must be able to meet with all shifts on a regular basis

  • 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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