UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

  • Medical Technologist Lead - Nights: Main Campus

    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/3/2018 11:34 AM)
    Full Time
    7086 Lab: Night Shift
    3rd, Nights
    Job Location
    New Grads?
  • Overview

    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:

    • The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
    • The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
    • This is the second consecutive year Northwest Hospital has achieved both the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a ranking among the top 10 percent in the nation for spine surgery.
    • The Stroke Care Excellence Award
    • Winner of the Health Grades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.

    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


    Under general supervision of the Lab Supervisor, the Lead Med Tech provides guidance and direction to lab staff; sets priorities, assigns tasks, trains staff, directs daily work flow, maximizes efficiency, makes decisions, assists staff with troubleshooting and solving problems, and serves as a positive role model to improve department performance. In addition, the Lead performs Medical Technologist duties.  *AH123      *CA


    Education Background

    • Baccalaureate degree in medical technology; or
    • Baccalaureate degree in science plus completion of an accredited or approved school of medical technology (for example, accredited by CAHEA); or
    • At the discretion of the Lab Director, alternative routes that combine education, training and experience may be considered, if the combination satisfies requirements as “general supervisor” (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.

    Licensure, Registration, Certification

    • Current technologist–level certification with ASCP or equivalent; or
    • Satisfies requirements as “general supervisor” (as applicable to the individual’s job responsibilities) under State of Washington and Federal regulations.

    Work Experience

    • Requirements vary depending on the position available and the educational background of the applicant:
    • Route 1: Medical Technologists with BSMT or relevant science degree + internship: At least 1-2 year prior relevant experience required.
    • Route 2: Medical Technologists without bachelor degrees: A combination of education and experience, which, in the Director’s opinion, satisfies requirements of “general supervisor” under State and Federal regulations, and which is the equivalent of a bachelor-degreed MT with 1-2 year of experience.
    • Both routes: Prior lead or supervisory experience preferred.

    Special Training/Skills

    • Excellent communication and customer service skills required. 
    • Computer experience required. 
    • Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age and condition of the patients served on assigned unit/department.
    • Demonstrated leadership and troubleshooting skills.

    Physical Abilities
    Physical Demand Level:  Medium
    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.


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