Medical Technologist, Quality Specialist, Technical Specialist
4 Year Degree
Title: Blood Bank Technologist (aka: Medical Technologist/Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Laboratory Scientist/Serologist)
Company: Memorial Blood Centers a division of Innovative Blood Resources
Department: Reference Lab
Location: St. Paul, MN (University and 280)
FTE: Full-Time, 1.0FTE and Non-Exempt
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, PTO/EST and more!
If you are looking to specialize further into the world of blood banking and transfusion medicine, apply today! Our reference lab professionals not only have a wealth of experience to aid in teaching, many of our Serologists hold or are pursuing an SBB. There is no better environment to specialize in this lifesaving industry. Make a difference every day.
Join our team of lab professionals! In this role, you will precisely and accurately perform and interpret technical procedures to satisfy hospital referrals and requests. Complete all ancillary duties including reporting of test results, sample processing, reagent preparation, and record keeping. Serve as a consultant regarding resolution of patient testing, assist in development of new procedures, and participate in continuing education.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Accurately performs antigen typing and serological testing necessary to resolve referral problems or respond to customer requests in a timely manner. Accurately records and interprets test results, and maintains necessary documentation according to established procedures
Works closely with area transfusion services to resolve serologic problems, provide compatible blood products, and makes recommendations on selection of blood for patient transfusions, based on company policy. Provides consultation in a professional manner
Performs and manages platelet compatibility and crossmatch customer requests.
Approaches and resolves serologic cases uniquely, using an extensive list of departmental procedures/policies.
Accurately performs and documents quality control and maintenance procedures for test reagents and equipment; satisfactorily performs assigned proficiency testing.
Complies with all established policies and procedures including testing, reporting protocols, safety practices, confidentiality policies, personnel practices, maintains and promotes teamwork and communication internally and externally; completes all other duties as assigned.
Participates in continuing education; documents required continuing education units.
Training/Education: Four year degrees in either Medical Technology (MT) or Clinical Lab Science (CLS). Understanding of advanced red cell and platelet serological methods. ASCP certification preferred.
Skills/Abilities: Able to work independently, organize and prioritize workload, and keep accurate records. Good problem solving skills. Good written and verbal communication skills. Good computer skills required.
Efforts: This position involves working with potentially infectious materials (blood and bodily fluids) and chemical hazards (i.e. concentrated acids and bases).
About Memorial Blood Centers
Memorial Blood Centers, a division of Innovative Blood Resources, has been saving and sustaining lives for 70 years. A Minnesota-based, independent nonprofit, we supply life-saving blood, state-of-the-art laboratory services, and biomedical expertise to area hospital and clinic partners, national blood centers, biotechnology companies, research institutions, and international clients from Australia to Switzerland.On August 1, 2012 Memorial Blood Centers and Nebraska Community Blood Bank (NCBB) of Lincoln, NE announced the formation of a new blood services organization. The two community-based non-profits operate as divisions of the newly formed Innovative Blood Resources organization, and will continue doing business as (dba) Memorial Blood Centers and Nebraska Community Blood Bank.For our hospital partners and other partners, effective June 1, 2013, all blood products collected by MBC and NCBB will be labeled with the Innovative Blood Resources name. Learn more about Innovative Blood Resources. Dedicated to the values of integrity, respect, synergy, service, and excellence, we are proud to be Minnesota’s largest community blood center that also draws from the strength of our affi...liated state- and national-membership organizations, including America’s Blood Centers, Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA), AABB (formerly American Association of Blood Banks), and Blood Centers of America—one of the largest collection and distribution systems in the U.S. With decades of experience collecting, testing, and distributing more than 3 million units of blood, Memorial Blood Centers has been recognized as an industry leader for the discovery of multiple new blood group antigens, and is a recipient of the prestigious Minnesota Quality Award and the MHA’s Associate Member of the Year Award. Community involvement, worldwide partnerships, and industry leadership puts our mission-driven organization at the forefront in the field of transfusion medicine and blood banking. As we work to fulfill our commitment to save and sustain lives through blood products and biomedical services, we deliver what matters most to our generous donors, blood drive sponsors, hospital and clinic partners, and others throughout the healthcare industry: a wide variety of blood products, blood components, donor testing and other advanced scientific Laboratory Services, Medical Support and transfusion expertise, education, clinical trials, and research.