CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 2
|Req #: ||142023 |
|Department: ||ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES |
|Job Location: || Harborview Medical Center |
|Posting Date: ||03/10/2017 |
|Closing Info: || Closes On 03/24/2017 |
|Salary: ||$3175.00 - $4540.00/month |
|Union Position: ||Yes |
| || This classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit Union Information |
| The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's 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, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. |
The Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington has long been prominent nationally and internationally. Through support provided by NIH-sponsored training grants, the Division has one of the largest and most well-known postdoctoral training programs in the United States.
The UW AID Chlamydia Laboratory is a clinical licensed laboratory and research laboratory conducting cutting-edge research in the field of Chlamydial pathogenesis and diagnostics for sexually transmitted infections. The Chlamydia Laboratory has worked to improve the methodology used for cell culture isolation of Chlamydia and it is still considered today as possibly the best Chlamydia cell culture laboratory in the United States. Chlamydia Laboratory also remains one of the few research laboratories in the country that still perform micro-immunofluorescent (MIF) serology testing using the classic Wong method, preferred by most researchers for determining the presence or absence of antibody to Chlamydia trachomatis and Chlamydia pneumoniae in human sera.
The Chlamydia Laboratory has an outstanding opportunity for a Clinical Laboratory Technician 2. The purpose of this position is to perform at a technical level, various routine laboratory testing and/or prepare specimens or setup specimens for laboratory testing, and other laboratory work which supports the operation of the Chlamydia Laboratory. Clinical Laboratory Technician 2 will work under general supervision to perform routine laboratory tests; verify the quality of reagents and media; and will be routinely assigned special projects that contribute to the development of new processes and procedures of the UW STI Laboratory.
The duties and responsibilities of the Clinical Laboratory Technician 2 include:
Set up molecular tests for Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Trichomonas vaginalis, Mycoplasma genitalium and other pathogens associated with sexually transmitted infections.
Prepare molecular reagents for testing when needed
Set up Chlamydia trachomatis cell cultures; maintain stock cultures; stain and read Chlamydia cell culture
Prepare microscope antigen slides for serological testing; dilute sera and stain slides using IFA procedures
Maintain and review quality control and quality assurance records including media preparation, temperature charts and instrument calibration when needed
Perform laboratory specimen processing consisting of receiving, identifying, assigning accession numbers, sorting, preparation and internal laboratory distribution of specimens for molecular testing, culture, serology and other biological assays
Prepare reagents, chemical solutions and culture media according to established procedures for Chlamydia cell culture and serology, and other tests as required by the Chlamydia Laboratory
Troubleshoot and eliminate contamination or toxicity problems in cell cultures and media; perform quality control on reagents
Operate, calibrate and maintain laboratory equipment such as conductivity meter, pH meter, pipettors and thermometers
Operate laboratory equipment such as electronic balances, microscopes, autoclaves, and centrifuges
Repair and sterilize glassware used in both clinical testing and research
Assist in maintaining the laboratory's chemical inventory
Assist in monitoring supply inventories and purchasing
Maintain cell culture systems, grow and harvest chlamydia stocks; titer each lot
Perform data processing and clerical tasks as required, including logging tests into a spreadsheet or data management system
Deliver specimen collection supplies and reports to in-house clinics. Assist in shipping supplies to clinics not located at Harborview.
Perform laboratory support duties as required.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.
For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
| An Associate Degree from a Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA) accredited Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) program including courses in microbiology and molecular testing OR equivalent education/experience. |
Knowledge of clinical microbiology, cell culture, and diagnostic testing
Experience in performing molecular testing and using automated molecular platforms
Experience with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and database software
Service committed, detail-oriented, and demonstrated problem-solving abilities.
| Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology or Biological Sciences with MLT or CLT certification plus 2 to 3 years work experience in a Clinical Laboratory setting |
Experience with Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) and Electronic Medical Record.
|CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:|
| Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check. |
Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
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