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Limited Recruitment Other:
Open to Hematopathology staff only
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 & Worlds 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 (100%) Medical Laboratory Scientist 2. This position will be responsible for performing and providing high level support for the performance of high complexity clinical laboratory tests used in the screening, diagnosing, and treatment of hematopoietic disorders. The Medical Laboratory Scientist 2 (MLS2) will provide direction to laboratory staff; exercise expertise in the development, evaluation, and performance of new or specialty procedures; organize staff teaching programs; and perform administrative functions.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Under general direction, the MLS2 will:
Perform clinical laboratory tests including counting, analyzing and identifying hematopoietic cells from a variety of specimens such as peripheral blood, bone marrow, body fluids, lymph nodes and other tissues, using flow cytometers, cell sorters, automated peripheral blood cell counters, differential/morphology evaluations and data and information processing
Assist the Lead Technologist in daily administrative operations of the Flow Cytometry Laboratory, with emphasis on the processing, set-up, flow cytometer, sorter and analysis benches.
Assist with training and scheduling staff
Organize coverage for breaks and lunches as well as daily bench assignments
Create, review and modify procedures
Monitor laboratory supplies inventory and submit orders for purchasing supplies
Utilize statistical software to maintain quality management, including turn around times, CAP proficiency subscriptions, and monitoring monthly instrument quality control
Perform instrumentation maintenance and routine test comparisons between instruments and backups of data
Help evaluate new instruments, tests and procedures
Help validate new procedures and instrumentation by collecting data, writing validation documents and training checklists, and assisting with new test implementation
Perform duties of a MLS1, administrative functions, and special projects as assigned
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.
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
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.