University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 197176
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 11/16/2021 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $3,682 - $5,266 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: 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 Recruitment Incentive to eligible new employees joining UW Medicine#UWMRecruitmentIncentive
A higher degree of healthcare.

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 now employs 900 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 nations 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.

Laboratory Medicine and Pathology has an outstanding opportunity for a Full-Time (100%, 40 hours per week), Days, CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN TRAINER 2.

At a semi-technical level, Subject Matter Expert on tasks including but not limited to; understand and know the workflow, processes and procedures associated with phlebotomy and specimen processing; develop and implement systems that will prompt the supervisors to proactively plan for required initial training and recurrence training as well as to document performance management activities; perform training functions all such tasks to include but not limited to schedule, audit, provide feedback, document and update documents, venipunctures and capillary blood collection from patients, prepare specimens for transportation, answer telephones, intercom and reception window, interacts with electronic health and laboratory information systems and instruction to patients to collect urine, and other similar patient material, train on the tasks in the preparation/setup of specimens for laboratory tests and other laboratory work; receive, process and distribution of routine and stat specimens for analytical testing; operate laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, incubators, scales and loads specimens onto automated instrumentation; participates in performance improvement activities and supports the hospital in meeting JCAHO, CLIA and CAP accreditation standards; communicate courteously and clearly with hospital and laboratory staff to resolve problems; establish and maintain positive attitude toward patients, patient care providers, self, others and the workplace; adhere to all division, departmental and organization procedures and policies.

  • Maintain expertise in all functions of the Clinical Laboratory Technician duties.
  • Follow and train on specimen collection processes to include phlebotomy and urine collection of patients of all ages and additional specimen collection processes to include sorting and prioritize initial specimens and requests, receive specimens via pneumatic tube system and at the front receiving window.
  • Prioritize to work effectively in a fast paced clinical environment.
  • Ability to interact with patients and patient care providers in appropriate fashion including, but not limited to handling ill and uncomfortable patients and/or difficult providers
  • Communicate escalated problems to leadership clearly, directly and in a timely manner.
  • Provide training of students and new employees.
  • Review and update the documentation supporting training activities and competencies.
  • Train and document of training students, new and current staff.
  • Ensure staff follows established departmental policies and section/division specific processes and guidelines during training and audits. 
  • Audit, provide feedback to trainees.
  • Communicates with direct supervisor, staffs supervisor and Manager of
  • Program Operations concerning any training related needs, issues, and concerns.
  • Perform employee observations and final assessment sign off, or make recommendation of final sign off to appropriate superior at conclusion of initial training or recurring competency assessments in the designated area.
  • Assists in maintaining complete, accurate, legible records of trainees during training and audits.
  • Support service and UW Medicine goals, service efficiency, and effectiveness through such activities as: participating in problem solving, demonstrating support for policies, sharing expertise, and contributing to project work and committees.
  • Promote and contribute to the development of teamwork in the service and working relationships between the laboratory and other departments
  • Perform other duties as required of a CLT 1 and CLT 2.

    An Associate Degree from a Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA) accredited Medical Laboratory Technician program including courses in chemistry and biology and one year of Clinical Laboratory Technician experience.
    equivalent education/experience.

    Obtain and maintain a State of Washington certification as a Health Care Assistant Level A within sixty days of employment date

  • Associates or bachelor degree in science
  • Experience in a major medical hospital laboratory
  • Experience with electronic health record (EHRs) information systems
  • Experience with laboratory information system (LIS)
  • Experience in Training

  • May be required to work holidays and weekends.
  • Lab Medicine employees are considered essential staff and as such are required to report to work during inclement weather.
  • Lab Medicine employees may be required to work in any of the department locations including but not limited to HMC, UWMC, Roosevelt, SCCA, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, SCH, etc. 

    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.

  • 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


    Governor 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.


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