Vitalant is currently seeking a Clinical Lab Specialist for our Cell Therapy Lab in Tempe, AZ to be responsible for performing routine testing of biological specimens. This position also provides skilled technical support in the laboratory and will work with other team members to ensure timely and quality test results.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs all assigned duties in compliance with internal SOPs and external regulations. Brings compliance issues to the attention of management.
Assures quality customer service to all customers.
Maintains accurate records and documentation. Ensures maintenance of donor, patient and employee confidentiality.
Performs preparation and prequalification of reagents and routine testing of biological samples.
Performs preventive maintenance and quality control on equipment, identifies equipment malfunctions, performs basic trouble shooting, and notifies appropriate personnel as needed.
Performs equipment calibration.
Assists with monitoring supply and reagent levels and notifies appropriate personnel when new supplies are needed.
Maintains the cleanliness of equipment and work areas. Adheres to safety guidelines.
Assists with performing required competency assessments and completing documentation.
Assists with evaluations of reagents, equipment and new methods.
Assists with or participates on process improvement teams.
Performs all other duties, at the discretion of management, as assigned.
Bachelor's degree required.
CLIA requirements for high complexity testing required.
California testing requirements must be met within one year required.
Valid driver’s license required.
Meet and maintain company driver eligibility required.
Two years clinical laboratory experience required.
Must possess the skills and abilities to successfully perform all assigned duties and responsibilities.
Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
Previous experience with Cellular Therapy, HPC processing, flow cytometry, sterile techniques and hematology testing preferred.
Strong attention to detail preferred.
Must have analytical, statistical, personal organization, and problem solving skills.
Ability to work in a team environment and participate as an active team member.
Must have proficient computer skills.
Must have good customer service and interpersonal skills.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Able to organize, prioritize, and execute a variable workload and multiple priorities.
Internal Number: 190478
Vitalant exists to help people realize their life-transforming potential by offering convenient blood donation opportunities and sharing our expertise in transfusion medicine. Founded in 1943, Vitalant is one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit transfusion medicine organizations. We comprise a network of nearly a dozen community blood centers, each with its own rich history and legacy. Vitalant is an internationally known and respected leader that continues to push the boundaries to advance the experience, practice and application of transfusion medicine.
With our national footprint, deep community roots and specialized services, we are the thread that connects people and resources together to fuel progress in transfusion medicine. Our shared mission to save and improve the lives of others is our greatest strength.
Vitalant provides blood and special services to patients in more than 1,000 hospitals across 40 states. Millions of people in communities throughout these states depend on generous volunteer blood donors and our dedicated team to make sure lifesaving blood is available when and where it is needed.
Vitalant is a founding member of AABB (a professional ...organization that provides standards development and accreditation for blood centers) and was a driving force in the creation of America's Blood Centers (a consortium of independent community blood centers throughout the U.S. and Canada, including Vitalant). Both organizations play a major role in communicating advances in transfusion medicine nationwide.