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Lab Assistant

High School

Negotiating the salary with the employer is an option since the salary is not specified in the initial job offer. This job vacancy mandates that you have successfully completed High School. March 14, 2024 is when the job vacancy for Lab Assistant was advertised, and it will be closed on June 12, 2024. Although the vacancy is located in Union, the company may be willing to accept applications from outside the area if the candidate meets the necessary qualifications. If you're interested in pursuing a job that allows you to work on projects that align with your personal values and beliefs, full time work might be a good choice.

Lab Assistant Req #: 231613
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Northwest
Posting Date: 03/13/2024
Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Salary: $24.33 - $35.39 per hour
Other Compensation:
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift
Benefits: As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology has an outstanding opportunity for a Lab Assistant WORK SCHEDULE
  • 40 hours per week
  • Day Shift WHATWE OFFER
  • 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. REQUIRED POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
  • High school diploma
    Performs assigned semi-technical procedures
    Phlebotomy: Obtains specimens from inpatients, outpatients, and outreach accounts according to the time guidelines established by the department.
    Specimen Processing: Logs tests in the computer, labels, centrifuges, prepares aliquots, and delivers specimens.
  • Reference Lab Sample Preparation: Processes, prepares, and ships reference lab samples, according to reference laboratory specifications.
  • Follows laboratory protocols, policies and safely procedures.
  • Answers technical questions relating to laboratory procedures and policies.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves problems and customer service issues. Examples include Pending orders and specimen draws; finding lost specimens; add-on tests; scanning specimens into storage application, etc. When unable to resolve an issue in a timely manner, asks supervisor or lead for assistance.
  • Reporting: As assigned, locates patient results, and generates reports/faxes.
  • Competently uses computers systems (LIS, HIS, etc.)
    Work environment, supplies, equipment, and waste handling
  • Maintains a clean and organized working environment. Cleans and prepares work areas.
  • Ensures assigned areas are stocked with appropriate, cost-effective levels of supplies and reagents. Takes inventory and orders supplies when needed. Handles (opens packages, properly stores, etc.) incoming supplies.
  • Maintains assigned equipment according to laboratory procedures.
  • Disposes of specimens and other hazardous wastes safely and appropriately according to established laboratory protocols.
    Support and collaboration
  • Assists in training new personnel.
  • Works professionally as part of a team; assists other team members as requested and shares knowledge/expertise.
  • Participates in achieving established Patient Safety and departmental goals and Performance Improvement activities. 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 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.

  • 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 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.

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