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University of Washington CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 1 (FULL TIME, DAYS) in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 206711

Department: LABORATORY MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY

Posting Date: 05/12/2022

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $3,469 - $4,963 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. (https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/benefits-classified-staff-20210208.pdf )

This recruitment offers a $3000 Recruitment Incentive to eligible new employees joining UW Medicine#UWMRecruitmentIncentive 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. UW Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100%), day shift, CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 1. The person in this role will work under direct supervision in the Molecular Virology Laboratory, Virology Division, Department of Laboratory Medicine, to support testing on samples from research projects. Additional duties will include: check in and inventory samples received, log in sample information into laboratory database, maintain the freezer inventory, retrieve and prepare samples for testing, return samples, prepare study reagents, organize documents and keep records. General Duties: Understand multiple research study protocols for sample prepping and processing Use equipment such as: centrifuges, pipets, balances, freezers Verify sample identities against manifest and requisitions. Identify discrepancies and work with sending laboratories to resolve identified issues Log individual incoming samples into laboratory database Enter test results into laboratory database Store samples appropriately according to the sample types and study needs Prep samples to obtain serum, plasma, PBMCs or other derivative samples as required by each specific study protocol in compliance with the appropriate SOP and LPC Maintain sample inventory in the freezers and room temperature storage area Maintain freezer temperature logs and records Retrieve and return samples from freezers and room temperature storage area according to the SOP Retrieve and organize samples according to the batch files and plate maps Send out pipets for calibration and maintain the records Enter reagent usage data Enter the laboratory deviation reports Demonstrates techniques and shares practical knowledge as needed with students, residents, post-doctoral fellows, visiting scientists and new employees Maintains competency and keeps job knowledge current Follows policies/protocols in carrying out job responsibilities Perform other duties as required Requirements: High school graduation or equivalent AND one year of chemical, clinical, or public health laboratory experience, OR completion of a laboratory assistant course approved by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, OR equivalent education/experience. Desired: Knowledge of procedures for handling biohazardous material Skilled in Microsoft Office programs (Word and Excel) Conditions of Employment: 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 May work weekends and holidays May be asked to work hours beyond normal open hours of the laboratory depending on staffing needs and current testing requirements

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.

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