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Medical Laboratory Scientist Lead

University of Washington Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Seattle, WA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

This recruitment offers a $5,000 Recruitment Incentive to eligible new employees joining UW Medicine.

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 1800 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 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 and natural beauty.

Laboratory Medicine and Pathology has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100%, 40 hours per week), night shift, MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST LEAD.


  • Perform clinical laboratory tests used in the screening, diagnosing, and treating of pathological conditions.
  • Testing is performed at a professional level and may include all facets of pretransfusion testing using both automated and manual methods, routine and complex antibody identification, component preparation, unit confirmation testing, shipping and receiving units and tissue, sample processing, information processing, and quality control.
  • May also include responding to trauma codes, and delivery and facilitation of blood products to the bedside.
  • Position also includes training of students and new employees in the performance of such testing.
  • Responsible for daily operations in clinical Transfusion Service laboratory.
  • Regularly assign, instruct and check the work of others.
  • Lead the professional technical work performed by Medical Lab Scientist.
  • In conjunction with manager, provide direction, training and leadership for staff; develop and evaluate new methodologies and procedures; and write, review and revise technical procedures.


  • Accredited Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory Science OR equivalent education/experience


  • Medical Laboratory Science certification with the American Society for Clinical Pathology or equivalent, or certification with a specialty organization appropriate to the laboratory division


  • Three years of professional experience including one year as a Medical Laboratory Scientist 2 or equivalent


  • American Society for Clinical Pathology Certification.


  • Extensive experience in pretransfusion testing, to include complex antibody identification, component preparation, and automation
  • Previous lead experience
  • Candidates must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • SBB certification

Employees working in Laboratory Medicine may be required to work in other departmental locations in order to meet patient service requirements, i.e. UWMC, HMC, CHRMC, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, SCCA, Roosevelt, Rosen, etc. Laboratory Medicine staff are considered essential staff and as such will be required to report to work in all weather conditions to support patient care activities. Must be willing to work nights and rotate weekends and holidays as needed.

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 is 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


Employees of the University of Washington are required 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.

University of Washington Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology


Seattle, WA