Clinical Laboratory Technician 2

Posted on January 5, 2024
SEIU 925
University of Washington
 - $ 
 per hour
Seattle, WA
Health insurance, Paid time off, Paid holidays, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Retirement benefits, Life and disability insurance
Applications accepted until position filled
Req #: 229602
Job Location: UW Medical Center – Montlake
Posting Date: 01/05/2024
Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Salary: $4571 – $6544 per month
Other Compensation:
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift
Benefits: As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology has an outstanding opportunity for a Clinical Laboratory Technician 2.


  • 40 hours per week
  • Day Shift


  • $3,000 sign-on bonus for eligible new employees joining UW Medicine
  • 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.


  • High school graduation or equivalent AND two years of chemical, clinical, or public health laboratory experience OR equivalent education/experience.
  • Current WA State Department of Health Medical Assistant – Phlebotomist certification, OR, willingness to train for the certification and submit a complete application to WA DOH for the certification.


  • It will be necessary to work in other division locations in order to meet patient service requirements, including Roosevelt Clinic Lab, Hall Health Lab, South Lake Union Lab, and Eastside Specialty Center Lab.
  • Will be considered essential staff and as such will be required to report to work when scheduled despite inclement weather.
  • Must be able to meet with all shifts on a regular basis.


  • Perform the pre-analytic laboratory procedures of specimen collection and specimen processing and performs a limited number of test procedures
  • Interpret provider test orders, prioritize specimen handling based on specimen type and clinical urgency, monitor requisitions and labels for accuracy and investigate/document errors and incomplete orders
  • Perform stat and routine tests utilizing kit assays, bedside monitoring devices and microscopic evaluations
  • Accurately enter test results into Sunquest, the Laboratory Information System (LIS)
  • Perform quality control analyses on all tests assigned and determine whether all parameters are within established ranges
  • Perform routine quality monitoring of test systems and troubleshoot test systems when necessary by consulting manufacturer’s manuals, Division maintenance guides, and calling the MLS Lead or CLT Lead for guidance
  • Perform work accurately and precisely and organize the workload to meet the service demands calmly and efficiently, without direct supervision
  • Complete requirements to submit an application for a Medical Assistant – Phlebotomist certification to WA Department of Health
  • Perform phlebotomy on adult and pediatric patients
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service skills and appropriately handle telephone inquiries from staff and providers
  • Represent the Department of Laboratory Medicine and UW Medicine to play an important role in promoting our mission, values and goal of service excellence and patient safety
  • Prepare and process specimens for transport and testing, storing specimens under optimal temperature conditions for the test(s) indicated
  • Exhibit a working knowledge of the lab information systems (LIS), including Sunquest and EPIC; Problem-solve both billing and ordering issues of both systems, and generate batch lists, pending logs, and exception reports, etc. to document and track specimens within the Department
  • Know the critical values for all tests assigned and follow the Department policy to verify a critical value and report the result to the appropriate care team member; Document the report of critical values in the LIS, remembering to include CLT name, date and time of report, and name of contact who received the report
  • Maintain a congenial and professional working relationship with co-workers, clinical technologists, supervisors and faculty
  • Participate in training and demonstrate routine laboratory techniques to students and new employees
  • Provide support for special projects and perform related duties as assigned
  • Monitor laboratory inventory in assigned work area and notify section lead or supervisor if supplies are needed and place orders as requested; Assist with submitting order through supplier website, if assigned
About the employer: University of Washington

The UW is one of the world’s preeminent public universities. Our impact on individuals, our region and the world is profound — whether we are launching young people into a boundless future or confronting the grand challenges of our time through undaunted research and scholarship. Ranked No. 7 in the world on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities rankings, the UW educates more than 54,000 students annually. We turn ideas into impact and transform lives and our world. For more about our impact, visit our news site, UW News.

About your union: SEIU 925

SEIU 925 unites 17,000 people in Washington who work in education from early learning through higher education, as well as members who work in local government and nonprofits. We work together to provide quality education for children and students, to ensure that education remains a state priority, and to strengthen our workforce. We provide quality public services to our communities across the state. The mission of SEIU 925 is to win political and economic power for working people to advance the well-being of our members, their families and all working people by developing leaders who are a voice for change in the workplace and solidarity in our communities.

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