Clinical Laboratory Technician 2: COVID Specimen Processing Services

(Ref#: 210872)

University of Washington: Medicine

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

Salary: $4186 - $5992 per month

Union Position: Yes

Benefits: As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

A higher degree of healthcare. All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored.

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.

Our Laboratory Medicine & Pathology department has an outstanding opportunity for multiple full-time (100%), fixed duration, CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 2 positions. Performs as a member of the COVID SPS team, handling the coordination of the pre-analytical and technical activities of the Department’s COVID testing for non-UWMC clients.


Evening Shift: 15:00-23:30


  • Responds promptly, courteously, and professionally to phone and written inquiries from clients about test information, results, and other related information
  • Participates toward the goal of providing enhanced services to the clients of the department. Demonstrates decision making and problem-solving ability on certain requisitions ensuring that these specimens are able to meet the test run for that day and provide results in a timely manner
  • Demonstrates effective communication with the supervisor, manager, co-workers, lab technician and all member of the Lab Med team
  • Demonstrates the ability to problem solve to expedite processing of specimens that are received mislabeled, unlabeled, missing patient data, insufficient quantity, etc. and contact clients as required. Thereby ensuring the timeliness and accuracy of these procedures which are critical to patient care
  • Solves specimen problems in a timely, thorough and accurate manner, providing appropriate documentation for supervisor review
  • Performs continual monitoring of lab reports and pending log monitors (PLM) to verify consistency of service and troubleshoot issues
  • Understands how to use the Laboratory Information System (LIS) for problem resolution
  • Reports issues or concerns from other laboratory divisions or hospital staff through hc1 or other reporting mechanism
  • Supports COVID research testing including, pulling and storing samples as needed, troubleshooting and problem resolution
  • Perform all CLT1 duties
  • Trains and supports new COVID SPS staff
  • Performs computer functions required for completions of tasks; acts as a resource to others
  • CLT2 may be expected to temporarily perform higher level duties to cover for a Lead during times of extended leave or other times of vacancies
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized, work as a team member to provide maximum coverage and quality service for our clients in stressful and all situations
  • Promote and contribute to the development of teamwork within COVID SPS and working relationships between COVID SPS and other divisions in the Department
  • Perform other duties as required or as assigned by supervisor or manager


  • High school graduation or equivalent AND two years of chemical, clinical, or public health laboratory experience


  • Equivalent education/experience.


  • Associates or bachelor degree in science
  • Experience in a major medical hospital laboratory
  • Experience with electronic health record (EHRs) information systems
  • Experience with laboratory information system (LIS)
  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing


  • May be required to work holidays and weekends.
  • Lab Medicine employees are considered essential staff and as such are required to report to work during inclement weather.
  • 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.
  • It will be necessary to work in other departmental locations in order to meet patient service requirements, especially at Harborview Medical Center.
  • In addition, less frequent work effort will be required at other UW School of Medicine locations (e.g., South Lake Union) and Seattle-area healthcare institutions.
  • 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. 

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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$4186 - $5992 per month
Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
1601 Lind Ave SW
Renton , WA 98057
Rebecca Caulfield,