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Medical Technologist

Company: University of Washington
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 10, 2024

Job Description:

Req #: 233043


Posting Date: 04/25/2024

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $40.41 - $58.79 per hour

Shift: First Shift


As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. (

The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology has an outstanding opportunity for a Medical Technologist WORK SCHEDULE

On Call (per diem)


Vacation time and sick time off that accrues monthly, including 12 paid holidays.

Fully subsidized public transit pass (U-PASS) that covers multiple forms of public transportation in the region.

Excellent healthcare, dental, disability, and retirement plan options.

Lots of free fitness, healthy eating, finance, and stress reduction classes offered through the Whole U.

State Employee Tuition Exemption Program covering up to 6 credits of qualifying coursework per quarter at the University of Washington or other participating colleges or universities.

Eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program as a UW employee.

Relocation incentive for eligible new employees. REQUIRED POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Baccalaureate degree in medical technologyOR

Baccalaureate degree in science plus completion of an accredited or approved school of medical technologyOR

At the discretion of the Lab Director, alternative routes that combine education, training and experience may be considered, if the combination satisfies requirements as "testing personnel" (as applicable to the individual's job responsibilities) under State of Washington and Federal regulations and, if in the Director's opinion, the combination is the equivalent of a bachelor-degreed MT. PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Testing

Performs routine and complex technical procedures on biological specimens.

Performs tests accurately, promptly, and efficiently. Follows lab polices and procedures. Maintains cost-effective levels of supplies and reagents.

Uses computer systems (LIS, network, etc) effectively. Enters results of the analyses into the computer for storage and reporting.

Operates, calibrates, cleans, and maintains equipment used in testing.

Follows safety procedures.

Recognizes and, if so assigned, corrects errors. Documents corrective action.

Works independently and uses independent judgment, under general direction by the supervisor.

Demonstrates knowledge of expected values, disease states, physiological conditions, interfering substances, specimen quality problems, and interdependency of tests. Uses this knowledge to interpret and confirm results, and to identify and resolve problems.

As assigned, may check, and approve the work of other technologists, technicians or lab assistants.Quality Control

Utilizes quality control criteria to ensure validity before reports are issued.

Performs all quality procedures as required, such as proficiency testing, temperature control, reagent control, equipment calibrations and function verification tests. Dates and initials controls, calibrators, reagents and test kits when opened, put in use, or reconstituted.

Completes appropriate QC documentation and records necessary for CAP and Joint Commission accreditation and CLIA licensure.

May assist laboratory management in preparation for inspections.

As assigned, may assist with establishing and monitoring quality control programs. Identifies questionable data and notifies supervisor immediately.Problem-solving & troubleshooting

Proficiently remedies basic, intermediate, and complex instrument and procedural problems.

Assists other MTs, technicians and lab assistants with problem-solving.

Identifies causes of problems (technical and procedural as well as physiological), evaluates alternatives and determines solutions; if so assigned, implements identified solutions.

Recognizes uncorrectable problems and contacts equipment vendor and supervisor in a timely manner.Research & Development

Develops new procedures; evaluates and modifies existing procedures.

Collects and analyzes data; performs statistical analysis.Phlebotomy

If so assigned, performs phlebotomy and/or arterial punctures.

All technologists performing phlebotomy as assigned must have a current MA certificationTraining and leadership

Trains new employees (demonstrates bench techniques for routine and complex procedures).

Assists with training students completing their formal clinical internships. This includes delivering theoretical information as well as bench techniques. May assist with developing and evaluating the teaching/learning program.

If so assigned, directs the work of lab assistants and technicians, acts as a resource, and provides input to the supervisor on staff performance. ABOUT US A regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for innovative patient care, research and educational programs, the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology combines the sophisticated testing and informatics capabilities of fully accredited laboratories with the resources of an academic institution in its delivery of clinical and anatomic pathology services. Recognized for excellence in clinical training, world-class research initiatives, and a commitment to community service, we serve labs and medical facilities both nationally and internationally. To learn more about our team, please click HERE ( 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.

Keywords: University of Washington, Seattle , Medical Technologist, Healthcare , Seattle, Washington

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