Job Summary: • Manages and coordinates functions and activities in the laboratory. • Provides guidance and expertise for the laboratory to meet the needs of SDBB customers, in accordance with accepted standards and regulations. • Participates on the Lab Management Team and supports SDBB safety, GMP and Quality Plan.
Essential Duties: • Adheres to good manufacturing practices (GMP) guidelines. • Maintains department records, reports and statistical data as required. • Develops laboratory goals and objectives in conjunction with the Director, Laboratory. • Assists with the development and management of the department budget. • Establishes and maintains laboratory policies and procedures. • Participates in internal/external assessments. • Develops standards of performance, trains and performs competency assessments. • Participates in laboratory quality and variance programs. • Participates in process improvement programs for the laboratories and SDBB. • Facilitates department staff meetings and attends other meetings as assigned. • Enhances professional growth and development for self and staff. • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: • Advanced understanding of immunohematology and blood banking concepts. • Advanced knowledge of application of AABB Standards, FDA, CLIA and other regulations that apply to blood bank and cell engineering. • Must be detail oriented, well organized, self-motivated and capable of independent work. • Must be able to direct workflow and perform advanced troubleshooting of technical and/or mechanical problems. • Must have an interest in the sciences and/or biotech fields.
The San Diego Blood Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Education: Bachelor Science
Minimum 5 years in blood bank related fields. (to include laboratory, supervisory and regulatory)
MT(ASCP)or equivalent experience preferred California Clinical Laboratory Scientist License (required for Reference and QC Laboratories)
Traditional blood banking is at an exciting crossroad, needing to respond to a number of local and national market changes. The San Diego Blood Bank is in a unique position to be one of the leaders of the blood industry into the future, by leveraging and extending its competencies to have even greater impact in our community’s health. SDBB will continue our mission of providing high quality and bl...ood and biological products on a local, regional and national scale while simultaneously integrating into local and national scientific and clinical communities to actively drive the future of healthcare through research including ties to assist with President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative.
You can be a part of a team that will help drive SDBB's efforts to position itself as a visionary leader in both its traditional blood banking market as well as in emerging life science markets ultimately achieving its overall blood collection and revenue goals.
With its great weather, vibrant academic life science community, miles of sandy beaches and major attractions, San Diego is known worldwide as a great place for residents to collaborate, engage and relax year round.