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

Req #: 183713


Posting Date: 05/11/2021

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $16.56 - $23.00 per hour

Shift: First Shift

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. The Laboratory Medicine and Pathology department has an outstanding opportunity for a temporary/hourly, day shift, PHLEBOTOMIST. 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

  • Prioritize to work effectively in a fast paced clinical environment

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

  • Support service and UWMC 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

  • Communicate clearly, directly and on a timely basis

  • Open to receiving direction and asking for assistance when needed

  • Keep abreast of safety procedures including fire plan, disaster drills, evacuation routes, etc.

  • Demonstrate a courteous, respectful, professional attitude, and behavior at all times

  • 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.

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.