Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center. We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are:
UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest.
Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services. With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle.
Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.
We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE
UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply
Testing, includes but is not limited to:
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, includes but is not limited to:
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, includes but is not limited to:
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, includes but is not limited to:
Develops new procedures; evaluates and modifies existing procedures.
Collects and analyzes data; performs statistical analysis.
Phlebotomy, includes but is not limited to:
If so assigned, performs phlebotomy and/or arterial punctures.
Training and leadership, includes but is not limited to:
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.
Licensure, Registration, Certification
Physical Demand Level: Sedentary
In an 8-hour workday, must be able to-
Lift / Carry
20 to 50 pounds occasionally
10 to 25 pounds frequently
up to 10 pounds constantly
As required, must be able to-
Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders
Push and Pull
Perform fine motor functions
Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.