Clinical Laboratory Technician

(Ref#: 221311)

University of Washington: Medicine

  • Clinical Virology
  • Lab Technician
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time

Salary: $22.75 - $32.54 per hour

Shift Differential:

  • $1.75 per hour for evening shift
  • $2.50 per hour for night shift

Union Position: Yes

Benefits: 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.

For eligible positions, this recruitment offers up to a $3,000 Recruitment Incentive to eligible new employees joining UW Medicine. 

The Department of Laboratory Medicine & 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 1900 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.

UW Medicine in beautiful Seattle, Washington is actively interviewing for Clinical Laboratory Technicians; part-time, full-time, and temporary hourly opportunities for various work shifts and location.

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 Medicine - Montlake
  • UW Medicine - South Lake Union
  • UW Medicine - Renton
  • UW Medicine - Roosevelt

DIVISIONS may include:

  • HMC & UWMC Specimen Processing
  • Transfusion Service Lab (Blood Bank)
  • Genetics Lab
  • Virology
  • Microbiology

Become part of our team, and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community.


*may include, but not limited to*

  • Prepare patient and collection equipment according to established procedures for blood collection
  • Teach, train and share practical knowledge with other staff responsible for entering and managing entry of medical necessity, results, and/or manual billing
  • Responds promptly, courteously, and professionally to phone and written inquires from clients about test information, results, and other elation information
  • Solves specimen problems in a timely, through and accurate manner, providing appropriate documentation for supervisor review
  • Sort and prioritize initial specimens and requests, receive specimens via pneumatic tube system and at the front window
  • Result and review entries for all reference lab testing for HMC, UWMC and SCCA
  • Performs setup for bacterial susceptibility testing including disk diffusion, gradient strips and microtiter panels.
  • Works with leadership to review and update procedures, policies, and job aids
  • Match specimens against requisitions for appropriate tube type
  • Centrifuge and aliquot appropriate specimen type and quantity as ordered
  • Process timed urine collections: add preservatives, measure, aliquot, etc.
  • Answer telephones, intercom and window reception in a courteous and professional manner
  • Perform computer functions required for completion of tasks: data entry, printing, worksheets, reports, result inquiry
  • Respond to inquiries concerning patient lab values, reference ranges, specimen requirements, procedures, time required for tests and preparation of specimens to outside labs for analysis
  • Resolve specimen or order-related problems
  • Perform computer functions required for completion of tasks: data entry of patient information and tests requested, printing, worksheets, reports, result inquiry, etc.


  • 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 of Clinical Pathologists


  • Equivalent education/experience.


  • Completion of a phlebotomy course
  • Medical Assistant - Phlebotomy (MA-P) certification with the WA State Department of Health

*If the New Hires does not have an MA-P, they will be required to complete an inhouse training program. As a condition of employment, the MA-P must be obtained within 90 days of the start date.


  • Associates or bachelor degree in science
  • Experience in a major medical hospital laboratory
  • Experience with laboratory information system
  • Experience with electronic health record (EHRs) information systems


Lab Medicine employees may be required to work in any of the department locations including but not limited to HMC, UWMC, Roosevelt, SCCA, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, SCH, etc. Will be considered essential staff and as such will be required to report to work when scheduled despite inclement weather. 

To learn more about the Laboratory Medicine & Pathology team, please click on the LINK.

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.

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 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

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.


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.

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Education Requirement:
Please refer to the job description for education requirements.
$22.75 - $32.54 per hour
South Lake Union
Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
850 Republican Street
Seattle , WA 98109
Rebecca Caulfield,