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University of Washington CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 2 (FULL-TIME, DAYS) in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 207332


Posting Date: 11/23/2022

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $4,025 - $5,762 per month

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. (

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 and Pathology department has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift Clinical Laboratory Technician 2. RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Responds promptly, courteously, and professionally to phone and written inquiries from clients about test information, results, and other related information.

  • Participates toward the goal of providing enhanced services to the clients of the department. Demonstrates decision making and problem-solving ability on certain requisitions ensuring that these specimens are able to meet the test run for that day and provide results in a timely manner.

  • Demonstrates effective communication with the supervisor, manager, co-workers, lab technician and all member of the Lab Med team.

  • Demonstrates the ability to problem solve to expedite processing of specimens that are received mislabeled, unlabeled, missing patient data, insufficient quantity, etc. and contact clients as required. Thereby ensuring the timeliness and accuracy of these procedures which are critical to patient care.

  • Solves specimen problems in a timely, thorough and accurate manner, providing appropriate documentation for supervisor review.

  • Performs continual monitoring of lab reports and pending log monitors (PLM) to verify consistency of service and troubleshoot issues.

  • Understands how to use the Laboratory Information System (LIS) for problem resolution.

  • Reports issues or concerns from other laboratory divisions or hospital staff through hc1 or other reporting mechanism i.e.,

  • Supports COVID research testing including, pulling and storing samples as needed, troubleshooting, problem resolution, and inventorying freezers.

  • Trains and supports new COVID SPS staff.

  • Performs computer functions required for completions of tasks; acts as a resource to others.

  • CLT2 may be expected to temporarily perform higher level duties to cover for a Lead during times of extended leave or other times of vacancies.

  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized, work as a team member to provide maximum coverage and quality service for our clients in stressful and all situations.

  • Promote and contribute to the development of teamwork within COVID SPS and working relationships between COVID SPS and other divisions in the Department.

  • Perform other duties as required or as assigned by supervisor or manager. 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 OR equivalent education/experience. DESIRED:

  • Associates or bachelor degree in science

  • Experience in a major medical hospital laboratory

  • Experience with electronic health record (EHRs) information systems

  • Experience with laboratory information system (LIS)

  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • May be required to work in other departmental locations in order to meet patient service requirements, i.e. UWMC, HMC, CHRMC, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, SCCA, Roosevelt, Rosen, etc.

  • May be required to work weekends and holidays

  • Are considered essential staff and required to report to work in inclement weather 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.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.