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Medical Laboratory Scientist

Company: University of Washington
Location: Bremerton
Posted on: June 25, 2022

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Notes: MLS Trainee: $31.00 - $40.59 per hour / MLS 1: $34.26 - $42.21 per hourMLS Trainee: $5,373 $7,034 per month / MLS 1: $5,938 $7,316 per monthMLS Trainee: $64,647 $84,408 annually // MLS 1: $71, 256 $87,792 annuallyThis position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.This recruitment offers a $3000-$5000 Recruitment Incentive to eligible new employees joining UW Medicine for classified/regular positions#UWMRecruitmentIncentiveA 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 and Pathology serves as a regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for patient care, research and educational programs in laboratory medicine. The department currently 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.UW Medicine in beautiful Seattle, Washington is actively interviewing for Medical Laboratory Scientist 1/Trainees; part-time, full-time, and temporary hourly opportunities for various work shifts and location.SHIFTS:First Shift (Days)Second Shift (Evenings)Third Shift (Nights)Temporary/HourlyLOCATIONS:Harborview Medical CenterUW Medicine MontlakeUW Medicine South Lake UnionUW Medicine RentonDivisions may include:RetrovirologyTransfusion MedicineChemistryCoagulationGenetics and Solid TumorsHematologyHematopathologyImmunologyMedical InformaticsMicrobiologyMolecular DiagnosticsVirologyThe Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) 1 or Trainee will perform clinical laboratory tests used in the screening, diagnosing, and treating of pathological conditions. Testing is performed at a professional level.RESPONSIBILITIESPerform clinical diagnostic laboratory tests; record, evaluate and interpret test results; contact appropriate personnel for tests with unusual or critical findings.Assist in developing, following procedures and/or troubleshooting procedures and problems that may or may not include actual wet lab involvement, but requires a comprehensive understanding of laboratory testing gained from a foundation of medical laboratory science training and experience performing moderate to high complexity testing.Calibrate, operate, troubleshoot and perform preventive maintenance to laboratory instruments and related equipment.Assure that quality control requirements are met to validate test results; record data and maintain continual quality assurance program; utilize electronic quality control system.Utilize laboratory information system, discipline-specific middleware, as well as all institution-based computer system for test result entry and/or data acquisition.Collect specimens; may assist and instructpatients and medical staff in proper specimen collection techniques; may assist physicians in obtaining bone marrow specimens and preparing specimens for evaluation.Assist in instruction and training of new employees, post-doctoral fellows, residents, and students.Act as a resource to other lab personnel including Clinical Laboratory Technicians and Specimen Processing Technicians.Assist in the design, development and evaluation of new procedures/processes.Prepare and verify the quality of reagents, standards, and control samples.Perform related duties as required.REQUIREMENTSThe 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 TraineeAccredited Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory Science OR equivalent education/experienceANDEligible 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 1Accredited Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory Science OR equivalent education/experienceANDCurrent 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.ANDOne 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.DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTTop candidates will need or have a Medical Laboratory Science certification examination from the American Society for Clinical Pathology OR eligible to take ASCP examTo learn more about the Laboratory Medicine team, please click on the LINKUW 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.Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or VACCINATION REQUIREMENTGovernor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

Keywords: University of Washington, Seattle , Medical Laboratory Scientist, Healthcare , Bremerton, Washington

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