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.), Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 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 1 OR Medical Laboratory Scientist Trainee depending on experience. The person in this role will:Perform clinical virology diagnostic laboratory tests; record, evaluate and interpret test results; contact appropriate personnel for tests with unusual or critical findings.Assist in developing, following procedures and/or troubleshooting procedures and problems that may or may not include actual wet lab involvement, but requires a comprehensive understanding of laboratory testing gained from a foundation of medical laboratory science training and experience performing moderate to high complexity testing.Calibrate, operate, troubleshoot and perform preventive maintenance to laboratory instruments and related equipment.Assure that quality control requirements are met to validate test results; record data and maintain continual quality assurance program; utilize electronic quality control system.Proficiency required in computer systems and programs such as Microsoft Word & Excel.Proficient in laboratory information system, discipline-specific middleware, as well as all institution-based computer system for test result entry and/or data acquisition.Assist in instruction and training of new employees, post-doctoral fellows, residents, and studentsResource to other lab personnel including Clinical Laboratory Technicians and Specimen Processing Technicians.Assist in the design, development and evaluation of new procedures/processes.Prepare and verify the quality of reagents, standards, and control samples;Continuing education: keep ASCP or other certification up to date per guidelines of National Organization.Perform related duties as requiredRequirements: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, ANDEligible 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, ANDCurrent 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, ANDOne 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.
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 undergraduate 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.
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