University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 195452
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 12/02/2021 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: MLS Trainee: 80% of $4,769 - $7,034 per month / MLS 1: 80% of $4,963 - $7,316 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 

This recruitment offers a $3000-$4000 Recruitment Incentive to eligible new employees joining UW Medicine#UWMRecruitmentIncentive

A higher degree of healthcare.

All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored.

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 currently 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.

The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology - Chemistry Division has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time, day shift, MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST 1.

  • Understands and operates a variety of laboratory equipment that requires interpretative knowledge (i.e. blood gas instruments, chemistry analyzers, HPLC, AA Spectrophotometry, GCMS, LCMS, hematology differentials, immunoassay analyzers, spectrophotometers, etc.)
  • Performs basic maintenance and troubleshooting measures
  • Exhibits a working knowledge of laboratory information system software, middleware, and other relevant software
  • Understands quality control requirements, quality assurance requirements, and follows the procedures and policies to validate test results
  • Performs work accurately, precisely and recognizes, corrects, and documents errors when they occur
  • In the absence of a MLS Lead or MLS 2, establishes priorities of work to be done in a section and communicates problems to the following shift
  • Knows the defined critical limits for all tests, reports them to appropriate medical staff, and documents the information according to laboratory policy
  • Assists with evaluation of new tests/equipment and incorporates checkout samples into the routine flow of work
  • Performs inventory in assigned area, unpacks, labels, and puts away supplies rotating stock as needed
  • Calculates concentrations, prepares, verifies, and documents the making of reagents, controls, and standards
  • Provides training to new employees, medical laboratory scientist students, residents, and post-doctoral fellows in routine procedures/policies
  • Acts as a resource to other resource personnel, including Clinical Laboratory Technicians and Specimen Processing Technicians
  • Attends laboratory medicine related seminars, in-services, staff meetings and/or reads scientific journals to ensure continuing education
  • Provides bedside testing on a routine or emergency basis throughout the hospital as required

    Accredited Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory Science OR equivalent education/experience
    Current Medical Laboratory Science certification with the American Society for Clinical Pathology or equivalent certifying organization; or certification with specialty organization appropriate to the laboratory division.
    One year of experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist Trainee. Up to one year of on-the-job experience performing clinical testing in a Medical Laboratory Science Program externship may count towards the experience requirement.

    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.

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

  • 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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