Clinical Laboratory Technician

Posted on January 5, 2024
SEIU 925
University of Washington
 - $ 
 per hour
Various Location
Health insurance, Paid time off, Paid holidays, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Retirement benefits, Life and disability insurance
Applications accepted until position filled
Req #: 229527
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center,  Renton,  Seattle Campus,  UW Medical Center – Montlake
Posting Date: 01/04/2024
Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Salary: $24.85 – $35.54
Other Compensation: This recruitment offers a $3000 Sign-on Bonus to eligible new employees joining UW Medicine for classified/regular positions

  • Shift Differential:
  • $1.75 per hour for evening shift
  • $2.50 per hour for night shift
Union Position: Yes
Shift: Alternate Work Shift
Benefits: $24.85 – $35.54 per hour
$4,307 – $6,160 per month
$51,684 – $73,920 annually

This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. 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 & Pathology at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle is actively seeking Clinical Laboratory Technician (CLT) 1 candidates to join the crew! We have multiple divisions, locations, and shifts available. For more details, please see below.

What we offer:

  • $3000 sign-on bonus available for eligible new employees joining the UW Medicine team.
  • Vacation time and sick time off that accrues monthly, including 12 paid holidays.
  • 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.
  • 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 fantastic fitness, healthy eating, finance, and stress reduction classes offered through the Whole U.
  • And much more! Please click here for a comprehensive benefits summary.

    What you’ll do:

  • Perform Specimen Processing Activities | Play a key role in patient care by performing specimen processing tasks such receiving, sorting and prioritizing specimens and requests; setting up bacterial susceptibility testing; matching specimens against requisitions for appropriate tube type; centrifuging and aliquoting specimens; processing timed urine collections; resulting and reviewing entries for all reference lab testing; performing blood draws on patients; and performing various computer functions.
  • Provide Customer Service | Exercise your customer service skills by responding promptly, courteously, and professionally to phone, written, intercom, and window reception inquiries from clients about test information.
  • Share Your Knowledge | Impart your laboratory wisdom by teaching, training, and sharing practical knowledge with other staff responsible for entering and managing entry of medical necessity, results, and/or manual billing; work with leadership to review and update procedures, policies, and job aids.
  • Utilize Problem-Solving Skills | Resolve specimen or order-related problems in a timely, thorough and accurate manner and provide appropriate documentation for supervisor review.

    What you’ll need:
    High school graduation or equivalent AND one year of chemical, clinical, or public health laboratory experience
    Completion of a laboratory assistant course approved by the American Society for Clinical Pathology
    Equivalent education/experience.

    Harborview and UW Medical Center Specimen Processing and Remote Lab Division Requirements:

  • Completion of a phlebotomy course
  • Medical Assistant – Phlebotomist (MA-P) certification with the WA State Department of Health
    *If the new hire does not have an MA-P, they will be required to complete an in-house training program. As a condition of employment, the MA-P must be obtained within 90 days of the start date.

    PLEASE NOTE: This is a candidate bank job requisition for all open Clinical Lab Technician 1 positions in the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology. Your application will be reviewed to ensure it meets minimum qualifications. If selected, you will be emailed a screening questionnaire within two (2) business days requesting your shift, location, and division preference(s) referenced below.


  • First Shift (Days)
  • Second Shift (Evenings)
  • Third Shift (Nights)
  • Temporary/Hourly


  • Harborview Medical Center
  • UW Medical Center – Montlake
  • UW Medicine – South Lake Union
  • UW Medicine – Roosevelt

    DIVISONS may include:

  • HMC & UWMC Specimen Processing
  • Genetics Lab
  • Virology
  • Microbiology
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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