Under minimal supervision, this position is responsible for performing routine testing of biological specimens and reviewing test results. This position is also responsible for providing skilled technical support in the laboratory.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs all assigned duties in compliance with internal SOPs and external regulations. Is responsible for bringing compliance issues to the attention of management.
Assures quality customer service to all customers.
Performs high complexity testing (e.g., stem cell processing, CBC differentials, antigen screens, antibody ID, and cross match).
Maintains accurate records and documentation.
Assists in investigative studies, as directed.
Participates in quality control, preventive maintenance, and validations.
Performs routine testing in the lab for quality control of components, single donor platelet yields, automated red cell technology problems, etc., as requested.
Provides technical support/liaison to hospital transfusion services.
Resolves problems between departments that prevent production and distribution of blood components.
Performs final record review.
Assists with training.
Performs preventive maintenance on equipment. Notifies appropriate personnel if additional service is needed.
Performs all other duties, at the discretion of management, as assigned
Must be able to stand for long periods of time, bend, and lift up to 50 lbs.
Must be detail oriented and possess strong communication, organization, analytical, and decision making skills and be able to comprehend and apply clinical laboratory procedures and theory.
Must be able to maintain donor, patient and employee confidentiality.
Must possess basic keyboarding skills and the ability to handle and operate laboratory equipment.
Must be able to work flexible shifts and overtime when necessary.
Blood Systems Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.
Our organization is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-844-220-2612 to let us know the nature of your request. A representative will respond to accommodation requests within two business days. Please note that this email/phone number is for medical/disability accommodations only and any other inquiries will not receive a response.
Please see the below information about applicant rights and our commitment to compliance:
Bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, biological, medical technology or clinical laboratory science required.
Certification as a Medical Technologist by a recognized certifying agency required (or must receive certification within six months) or CLIA equivalent for high complexity testing required.
State licensure (as required by regulations).
No experience required (experience from school program with a full year of internship would suffice for this position).
Founded in 1943, Vitalant is one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit transfusion medicine organizations. We comprise a network of more than 125 community blood centers, each with its own rich history and legacy. Vitalant provides blood and special services to patients in more than 1,000 hospitals across 40 states.
Vitalant exists to make a difference in people's lives by bringing together the best people, inspiring individuals to donate blood, producing a safe and ample blood supply, advancing cutting-edge research and embracing continuous quality improvement.
Vitalant will be the leading blood banking organization. Respected, innovative and efficiently operated, we will continually excel in blood safety and availability, customer service, quality, centralized testing and research.
Our R-I-T-E Values
Respect - We recognize the contributions and value of each individual.
Integrity - We conduct all of our activities honestly and objectively.
Teamwork - We achieve our goals by working together.
Excellence - We strive to be the best in everything we do.