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Req #: 178028


Posting Date: 05/11/2021

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $18.67 - $26.71 per hour

Shift: Alternate Work Shift

Notes: This position is intended to fill multiple temporary/hourly and fixed duration positions within Laboratory Medicine at both our Eastlake Virology Lab and UW Medical Center - Montlake.

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.), 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 multiple CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 1 positions to support laboratory COVID efforts. OPEN POSITIONS:

  • Temporary/hourly appointments - Virology Division

  • Temporary/hourly appointments - UWMC Montlake - Specimen Processing

  • Evening Shift: 1500 - 2330

  • Night Shift: 2300 - 0730


  • Sort and prioritize initial specimens and requests, receive specimens via pneumatic tube system and at the front window

  • Match specimens against requisitions for appropriate tube type

  • Centrifuge and aliquot appropriate specimen type and quantity as ordered

  • Process timed urine collections: add preservatives, measure, aliquot, etc.

  • Answer telephones, intercom and window reception in a courteous and professional manner

  • Perform computer functions required for completion of tasks: data entry, printing, worksheets, reports, result inquiry

  • Respond to inquiries concerning patient lab values, reference ranges, specimen requirements, procedures, time required for tests and preparation of specimens to outside labs for analysis

  • Resolve specimen or order-related problems

  • Perform computer functions required for completion of tasks: data entry of patient information and tests requested, printing, worksheets, reports, result inquiry, etc.

    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:

  • Associates or bachelor degree in science

  • Experience in a major medical hospital laboratory

  • Experience with laboratory information system

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.