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University of Washington Clinical Laboratory Technician 2 in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 235829

Department: Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Posting Date: 07/12/2024

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $4,708 - $6,740 per month

Shift: First Shift


  • 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 and Pathology has an outstanding opportunity for a Clinical Laboratory Technician 2 WORK SCHEDULE

  • 40 hours per week

  • Day Shift WHAT WE OFFER

  • Vacation time and sick time off that accrues monthly, including 12 paid holidays.

  • Fully subsidized public transit pass (U-PASS) that covers multiple forms of public transportation in the region.

  • Excellent healthcare, dental, disability, and retirement plan options.

  • Lots of free fitness, healthy eating, finance, and stress reduction classes offered through the Whole U.

  • State Employee Tuition Exemption Program covering up to 6 credits of qualifying coursework per quarter at the University of Washington or other participating colleges or universities.

  • Eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program as a UW employee. REQUIRED POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current WA State Department of Health Medical Assistant – Phlebotomist certification, OR, willingness to train for the certification and submit a complete application to WA DOH for the certification

  • High school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) and ability to provide documentation of such PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Clinical Laboratory Technician 2 performs the pre-analytic laboratory procedures of specimen collection and specimen processing and performs a limited number of test procedures

  • Interpret provider test orders, prioritize specimen handling based on specimen type and clinical urgency, monitor requisitions and labels for accuracy and investigate/document errors and incomplete orders

  • Perform stat and routine tests utilizing kit assays, bedside monitoring devices and microscopic evaluations

  • Accurately enter test results into Sunquest, the Laboratory Information System (LIS)

  • Perform quality control analyses on all tests assigned and determine whether all parameters are within established ranges

  • Perform routine quality monitoring of test systems and troubleshoot test systems when necessary by consulting manufacturer’s manuals, Division maintenance guides, and calling the MLS Lead or CLT Lead for guidance

  • Perform work accurately and precisely and organize the workload to meet the service demands calmly and efficiently, without direct supervision

  • Complete requirements to submit an application for a Medical Assistant – Phlebotomist certification to WA Department of Health

  • Perform phlebotomy on adult and pediatric patients

  • Demonstrate excellent customer service skills and appropriately handle telephone inquiries from staff and providers

  • Represent the Department of Laboratory Medicine and UW Medicine to play an important role in promoting our mission, values and goal of service excellence and patient safety

  • Prepare and process specimens for transport and testing, storing specimens under optimal temperature conditions for the test(s) indicated

  • Exhibit a working knowledge of the lab information systems (LIS), including Sunquest and EPIC;

  • Problem-solve both billing and ordering issues of both systems, and generate batch lists, pending logs, and exception reports, etc. to document and track specimens within the Department

  • Know the critical values for all tests assigned and follow the Department policy to verify a critical value and report the result to the appropriate care team member; Document the report of critical values in the LIS, remembering to include CLT name, date and time of report, and name of contact who received the report

  • Maintain a congenial and professional working relationship with co-workers, clinical technologists, supervisors and faculty

  • Participate in training and demonstrate routine laboratory techniques to students and new employees

  • Provide support for special projects and perform related duties as assigned

  • Monitor laboratory inventory in assigned work area and notify section lead or supervisor if supplies are needed and place orders as requested; Assist with submitting order through supplier website, if assigned ABOUT US A regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for innovative patient care, research and educational programs, the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology combines the sophisticated testing and informatics capabilities of fully accredited laboratories with the resources of an academic institution in its delivery of clinical and anatomic pathology services. Recognized for excellence in clinical training, world-class research initiatives, and a commitment to community service, we serve labs and medical facilities both nationally and internationally. To learn more about our team, please click HERE ( 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.