The Department of Laboratory Medicine serves as a regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for patient care, research and educational programs in laboratory medicine. The department now employs 900 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.
The UWMC Laboratory Medicine Department has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100%) Blood Bank Specialist. This individual will serve as the Sunquest application and database expert for the Transfusion Services Laboratories at HMC and UW. In addition to posessing expertise in the Sunquest BB application and an excellent understanding of the Transfusion Laboratory's workflow, this position also requires working knowledge of UW Medicine Clinical Systems such as Epic and ORCA. Duties include analyzing Transusion Lab workflow issues, designing technical solutions, and implementing those solutions in a fast paced, high intensity environment. The successful integration of laboratory operations, care requirements of a diverse and complex patient population, and the technical requirements of multiple patient care systems utilized by UW Medicine, create challenging issues. General Lab and Microbiology application and database support will also be among the responsibilities of this position. The laboratory test results produced by the department are populated into multiple computer systems used by physicians and nurses involved in patient care. This position will be responsible for developing and implementing applications and interfaces that accurately represent laboratory data used in direct patient care.
Additional responsibilities of the Blood Bank Specialist include, but are not limited to:
Serving as the Sunquest application and database expert for the Transfusion Service Labs (TSL); keeping current with AABB regulations and requirements and their impact to the LIS, EMRs, and TSL operations.
Attending meetings, analyzing workflows and recommending solutions.
Making database modifications, and assisting with documentation requirements for FDA validation.
Evaluating application upgrades (Sunquest, Epic, ORCA, Soarian, etc.) for their impact to laboratory operations.
Creating and maintaining documentation of design decisions, support instructions, and user training materials.
Participating in call rotation.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology field or related field, AND 2-3 years experience:
Working in a complex clinical laboratory and/or computing environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated strong organizational and communication skills.
Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects and to work independently.
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.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.