Description: The Clinical Laboratory Scientist is responsible for performing laboratory testing, recording and reviewing test results, preparing and labeling blood components, and assisting the Laboratory Director and Senior Scientific Director.
Perform all tasks in compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and other regulatory requirements.
Properly use HemaCare’s Blood Product Information System, as well as authorize and perform system overrides as needed and within scope of authority and ensure to escalate system problems as/if encountered, to management.
Accurately perform testing of blood products and donor samples (i.e., hematology counts (CBC), and pH).
Accurately record, interpret, and report test results. Ability to recognize and appropriately handle unacceptable test results.
Verify acceptability of blood samples.
Prepare and pack blood samples for send-out testing.
Properly use laboratory equipment.
Properly perform, and complete comprehension of, quality control and preventative maintenance of laboratory equipment.
Accurately maintain laboratory records; adhere to proper flow of paperwork.
Accurately perform blood component preparation from whole blood and apheresis collections.
Accurately label blood products.
Accurately perform quarantine, destruction, and release of blood products.
Accurately prepare, perform and report proficiency testing. (i.e. CAP)
Accurately report errors.
Evaluate blood component QC testing.
Review and/or order and maintain proper inventory levels of laboratory supplies/reagents.
Prepare laboratory statistical reports.
Identify and troubleshoot problems encountered in assigned tasks and properly document corrective actions. Confer with managerial staff for resolution of problems, if necessary.
Inform supervisory staff of any recommendations for process improvement.
Read and understand company and industry manuals and compliance standards, including SOPs, FDA requirements (cGMPs) and AABB regulations.
Know and follow safety rules relative to area(s) of responsibility.
Present a professional image to HemaCare customers, internal and external.
Revision of company SOP’s as required.
Other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no direct supervisory responsibility.
Discretion in handling confidential and sensitive matters
Meets department quality standards.
Good time management skills; ability to complete assignments within established timelines.
Proficient use of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
Ability to quickly learn new software programs as needed.
Education, Experience and Licensure
High school diploma or comparable education, required.
Bachelor degree in biological, physical, or chemical sciences or medical technology.
Current California CLS licensure
MT (ASCP), preferred.
Blood donor center or transfusion service experience preferred.
At least 2 - 3 years of previous CLS working experience, preferred.
Internal Number: 2509
About HEMACARE CORP
HemaCare is a global leader in the customization of human-derived biological products and services. Because of our 40 years of experience, we are the preferred supplier of controlled, consistent, high quality, purified human biological products and unprocessed cellular material, have built the most recallable and reliable donor base in the industry, and successfully performed over 250,000 apheresis collections. With a network of FDA-registered, GMP/GTP-compliant collection centers, expertise in cell processing and isolation, and superior cold chain management, HemaCare directly supports biomedical and drug discovery research, process development, cell therapy clinical trials, and commercialization with apheresis collections, enabling customers to advance both autologous and allogeneic cellular therapies.