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University of Washington MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST 1 OR TRAINEE (FULL- TIME, DAYS) in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 196005


Posting Date: 09/14/2021

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: MLS Trainee: $4,769 - $7,034 per month / MLS 1: $4,963 - $7,316 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. (

A higher degree of healthcare. All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored. 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 currently 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. The Laboratory Medicine department has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, first shift, MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST 1 OR TRAINEE.Responsibilities to include: Perform laboratory testing on samples, subjective immunofluorescence microscopy & calculate and report maternal serum risks for birth defects

  • Use a variety of computer systems/programs

  • Perform maintenance procedures

  • Run Quality Controls (QC). Evaluate QC results and take appropriate steps when there are QC failures

  • Troubleshoot instrument issues, interacting appropriately with technical support services

  • Independently manage assigned workload and work with other on projects (as needed)

  • Participate in laboratory quality improvement projects and method validation studies

  • Participate in laboratory staff meetings

  • Monitor reagent inventories and ensure that supplies arrive in time to perform validation studies before they are needed for clinical testing

  • Monitor quality control materials and ensures that new supplies are ready for use

  • Answer questions from other laboratories and providers about the testing services offered in the Immunology lab

  • Train and teach new employees, medical students, Lab Med Residents, and MLS program students

  • Work to maintain a safe working environment in the laboratory

  • Participate in technical Competency Assessment programs

  • Participate in continuing education programs, as scheduled

  • Perform other duties as assigned REQUIREMENTS: 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 AND Eligible 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 AND Current 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. AND One 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. 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.