CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN LEAD (FULL TIME, DAYS) Req #:206009Department:LABORATORY MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGYJob Location: UW Medical Center - Montlake Posting Date:04/28/2022 Closing Info:Open Until Filled Salary:$4066 - $5822 per month Union Position:YesLimited Recruitment: Open to Department employees only
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to apply.Shift: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 $3000 Recruitment Incentive to eligible new employees joining UW Medicine
The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology 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.
The Laboratory Medicine department has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN LEAD. RESPONSIBILITIES:Support Medical Laboratory Scientists, faculty and students to ensure supplies are well stocked and keep the Manager, MLS Leads and the CLT Lead informed about any inventory related issues.
Perform some routine tests that supports the operation of the clinical laboratory such as QC procedures for reagents used in the Molecular Micro lab. Plan in advance for possible supply chain issues. In the absence of a CLT Lead assumes the role of a CLT Lead.
Performs preanalytical steps such as Test requisition reconciliation, PET cutting and post-analytical tasks such as sending specimens back e.g. FFPE blocks to all clients and fresh specimens when requested.
Prepares master mixes for PCR and QCs performance.
Has a working knowledge of the laboratory information system software and uses it to log in specimens (able to use Molecular database (mmdb) to enter data and print worksheets).
Logs in specimens when required and operates manual and automated pipets.
Understands quality control requirements and follows policies to validate results.
Performs work accurately and precisely and recognizes, corrects and documents errors when they occur.
Assists with the evaluation of new tests/equipment and research projects as required.REQUIREMENTS:
An Associate Degree from a Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA) accredited Medical laboratory Technician program including courses in chemistry and biology
One year of Clinical Laboratory Technician experience
Equivalent education/experienceDESIRED REQUIREMENTS:
Experience in Molecular Biology lab work.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: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
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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