University of Washington
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Four-Year Institution
MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST 1 OR TRAINEE (TEMPORARY, DAY) Req #:202846Department:LABORATORY MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGYJob Location: UW Medical Center - Montlake Posting Date:06/23/2022 Closing Info:Open Until Filled Salary:MLS Trainee: $31.00 - 40.59 / MLS 1: $34.26 - $42.21 per hour Union Position:YesShift:Alternate Work Shift Notes:This position is temporary, which means there is an annual cap on hours worked, but can be renewed each year. To view the UW definition of temporary, click here. 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 Medicine’s mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other health professionals.
Become part of our team, and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community.

Laboratory Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a temporary, part-time, day shift, MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST 1 or TRAINEE - CHEMISTRY.

  • Understands and operates a variety of laboratory equipment that requires interpretative knowledge (i.e. blood gas instruments, chemistry analyzers, HPLC, AA Spectrophotometry, GCMS, LCMS, hematology differentials, immunoassay analyzers, spectrophotometers, etc.)
  • Perform basic maintenance and troubleshooting measures
  • Exhibits a working knowledge of laboratory information system software, middleware, and other relevant software
  • Understands quality control requirements, quality assurance requirements, and follows policies to validate test results
  • Keeps records neat, organized and legible so others can follow with minimum disruptions
  • Performs work accurately, precisely and recognizes, corrects, and documents errors when they occur
  • Interacts with health care providers and co-workers in a professional manner
  • Knows the defined critical limits for all tests, reports them to appropriate medical staff, and documents the information
  • Assists with evaluation of new tests/equipment and incorporates checkout samples into the routine flow of work
  • Performs inventory in assigned area, unpacks, labels and puts away supplies rotating stock as needed
  • Calculates concentrations, prepares, verifies, and documents the making of reagents, controls, and standards
  • Provides training to new employees, medical laboratory scientist students, residents, and post-doctoral fellows in routine procedures/policies
  • Acts as a resource to other resource personnel, including Clinical Laboratory Technicians and Specimen Processing Technicians
  • Attends Laboratory Medicine related seminars, in-services, staff meetings and/or reads scientific journals to ensure continuing education
  • Provides bedside testing on a routine or emergency basis throughout the hospital as required.

    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
    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
    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.
    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.

  • 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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