Provides continuous coverage for the following activities: • Serologic investigations and consultations • Procurement of antigen negative donor units • Response to requests for rare donor units from ARDP.
Supports organizational quality efforts by accepting responsibility for: • Reporting any problems relating to the product, process or quality system, and • Participating in implementation of solutions to problems.
Essential Functions: • Prepares laboratory reagents and chemicals • Performs laboratory quality control tasks • Performs equipment maintenance and quality control • Performs tasks associated with red cell and platelet antibody detection and identification • Antigen typing of red cells and platelets • Antibody ID, ABO/Rh, DAT testing • Platelet antibody testing • Problem solving • Identifies, tests, and provides specialty typed red cell components based on client requests • Provides consultation and reference services to clients • Performs patient antibody identification/problem solving • Provides communication with hospitals transfusion service staff • Reports and bills for patient test results • Provides excellent customer service and communication to internal and external clients
Skills and Knowledge: • Must be able to effectively communicate using verbal and written skills • Must be able to confidently read, write, speak, and understand English • Knowledge of Immunohematology/Transfusion Medicine • Attention to detail • Stress management skills • Ability to solve problems and work independently within the scope of the tasks • Ability to work with others in a team environment and individually • Excellent organizational and time management skills
Requirements: • B.S. Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science or other applicable science required • MLS (ASCP), MT (ASCP) or equivalent certification required • 1-3 years blood bank laboratory experience preferred
Additional Salary Information: Shift differential - $3.00 additional per hour.
Internal Number: 2019-02-40-48-001
About Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City
Community Blood Center needs 500 donors each day to meet area hospitals' needs.
Community Blood Center collected approximately 13,000 units of blood in its first year of operation, 1958.
Community Blood Center has collected nearly 2,000,000 pints of blood since opening in 1958.
Community Blood Center sends out almost 3,600 units of blood components each week to treat patients in nearly 60 area hospitals.
Since opening in 1958, over 800,000 people have received blood donated at Community Blood Centers.
By just making one donation, you can help as many as two patients. Your blood can be divided into blood components - plasma and red cells.
The Community Blood Center relies solely on volunteer blood donors to meet the community’s blood needs.
Blood products have a limited shelf life.
Red blood cells only last 42 days
Platelets only last 5 days
Plasma may be frozen and stored for 1 year.