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University of Washington PHLEBOTOMIST (HOURLY/INTERMITTENT) in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 214987

Department: LABORATORY MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY

Posting Date: 11/16/2022

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $19.43 - $27.78 per hour

Shift: First Shift

Notes: This posting will be used to recruit for multiple Phlebotomist opportunities.

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 1800 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. The Laboratory Medicine and Pathology department has multiple outstanding opportunities for PHLEBOTOMISTS. RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare patient and collection equipment according to established procedures for blood collection.

  • Verify patient identity before performing collection.

  • Perform phlebotomy on patients of all ages.

  • Instruct patients on proper collection of urine specimens.

  • Perform laboratory-testing procedures such as Prothrombin time, and Whole blood glucose testing.

  • Interact professionally with patients, their families, departmental and hospital staff.

  • Prioritize to work effectively in a fast paced clinical environment.

  • Assist in the orientation and training of students and new employees.

  • Support service and UWAMC goals, service efficiency, and effectiveness through such activities as: participating in problem solving, demonstrating support for policies, sharing expertise, and contributing to project work and committees.

  • Promote and contribute to the development of teamwork in the service and working relationships between the laboratory and other departments.

  • Form productive working relationships with coworkers

  • Communicate clearly, directly and on a timely basis.

  • Act as role model/mentor to new staff in same job class.

  • Open to receiving feedback and making constructive changes as a result.

  • Open to receiving direction and asking for assistance when needed.

  • Perform related duties as required REQUIREMENTS: High school graduation AND completion of a phlebotomy course OR equivalent education/experience. LEGAL REQUIREMENT: Obtain State of Washington certification as a Health Care Assistant Level A within sixty days of employment date. DESIRED: Medical Assistant - Phlebotomy Certification with the Washington State Department of Health. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Will need to work holidays and weekends

  • Lab Medicine employees are considered essential staff and as such are required to report to work during inclement weather

  • Lab Medicine employees may be required to work in any of the department locations including but not limited to HMC, UWMC, Roosevelt, SCCA, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, SCH, etc.

    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.

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