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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.
Our Laboratory Medicine department has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST 2.. The person in this role performs routine and complex procedures within a section or major division of the clinical laboratory; provides direction to laboratory staff and students and exercises expertise in development/evaluation/performance of new or specialty procedures; organizes staff and student teaching programs and performs administrative functions.
Performs duties of Medical Laboratory Scientist I.
Additional duties and responsibilities which may be delegated or assigned by the Medical Laboratory Scientist Lead, Clinical Laboratory Supervisor, Laboratory Manager or Laboratory Director.
Utilizes interpersonal skills to resolve laboratory and clinic problems.
Assists in the review of quality assurance and quality control data. Assists in the reviewing of records including procedures, protocols, maintenance logs, etc.
Assists the lead in providing expertise in areas of calibration and troubleshooting.
Maintains inventory of supplies, reagents, consumables; submits orders for purchasing.
Assists in preparing work schedules and verifying time sheets.
Assists lead in assuring compliance with safety rules and regulations.
Assumes responsibility for the laboratory and direct workflow in the absence of MLS Lead.
Contributes to work performance evaluation of MLS I(s).
Assists MLS Lead as a resource person for orientation and training of new employees and/or students.
Performs or assists in research to include development and evaluation of new procedures, check out new instrumentation, and review of procedures.
Perform special procedures as necessary.
May rotate to other sections: UWMC, HMC, Hall Health, Eastside Specialty Care, etc.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements: Accredited Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory OR equivalent education/experience,
Current Medical Laboratory Scientist certification with the American Society for Clinical Pathology or equivalent certifying organization; or certification with specialty organization appropriate to the laboratory division,
Two years of experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist 1 or equivalent experience.
This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.