Salary is commensurate with experience. In addition, UTMB Health offers a robust package of benefits, with the basic package effective on day one, 100% paid for by UTMB for the employee, with competitive rates for dependents. UTMB also contributes 7.5% of the annual salary to the state-sponsored TRS retirement plan, and offers a tuition reimbursement program for those pursuing a higher degree from a nationally accredited college or university that will positively affect their ability to advance within the university.
5 openings available.
Internal Number: 2105117
The Transfusion Services Medical Laboratory Scientist provides technical skills necessary to perform and report moderate or highly complex laboratory tests within the Transfusion Services division of the clinical laboratory. Transfusion Services is a fast paced department that supports a level 1 trauma center and transplant programs while serving as the reference laboratory for outside UTMB hospital facilities. Expand and utilize your Transfusion Medicine knowledge and skills as you solve complex antibody identification by utilizing the multiple tools in your tool box such as adsorptions, elutions, enzyme and chemical treatments. Team members actively collaborate with Transfusion Medicine Leadership to ensure transfusion appropriateness. UTMB supports the growth of the next generation of Transfusion Medicine leaders by supporting enrollment in UTMB’s SBB program.
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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures with accuracy and precision, following standard procedures and recognizes deviation from expected results.
Reviews and evaluates accuracy of lab data and reports patient results with all required documentation.
Performs, records and evaluates quality control data according to procedures including checking expiration dates and documentation of QC performance before use.
Performs and documents required maintenance procedures for laboratory instruments and equipment as assigned.
Recognizes equipment malfunctions and troubleshoots according to protocol.
Recognizes factors that affect measurements and results and takes appropriate action.
Ability to work independently within established guidelines, apply problem-solving skills, meet deadlines and meet urgent patient, provider, and system needs.
Reviews and suggests revisions for test procedures.
Participates in evaluations of new tests or instruments, as assigned.
Monitors inventory for proper levels, notifies person responsible for ordering when supplies needed, and receives and unpacks supplies when delivered.
Instructs and trains employees and students. May assess staff for competency.
Communicates pertinent information to staff members, management, medical directors, and other divisions.
Performs laboratory testing as required per division.
Available to cover different shifts if requested to guarantee patient care.
Adheres to internal controls and reporting structure.
Adheres to all safety protocols in each laboratory area.
Bachelor's degree in a Clinical Laboratory Science or Basic Science.
No experience required.
Must obtain certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP), American Medical Technologists (AMT), or equivalent certification as appropriate, within 12 months of hire.
Qualifies as Testing Personnel for high complexity testing under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA).
Experience in Blood Bank
Specialty certification Blood Banking a plus
UTMB Health offers a robust package of benefits, with the basic package effective on day one, 100% paid for by UTMB for the employee, with competitive rates for dependents. UTMB also contributes 7.5% of the annual salary to the state-sponsored TRS retirement plan, and offers a tuition reimbursement program for those pursuing a higher degree from a nationally accredited college or university that will positively affect their ability to advance within the university.
Equal Employment Opportunity
UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
For more than 125 years, UTMB has stood with Texas—training the health care workforce; helping make the state a leader in advancing the understanding and treatment of illness and injury; serving as a major provider of health care for Texans and their families; and innovating the future of how care is delivered.
UTMB includes schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Biomedical Sciences; four institutes for advanced study; a major medical library; a network of hospitals and clinics that provide a full range of primary and specialized medical care; and numerous research facilities. UTMB is a part of The University of Texas System and a member of the Texas Medical Center.
AABB (Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies) is an international, not-for-profit organization representing individuals and institutions involved in the fields of transfusion medicine and biotherapies. The Association works collaboratively
to advance the field through the development and delivery of standards, accreditation and education programs. AABB is dedicated to its mission of improving lives by making transfusion medicine and biotherapies safe, available and effective worldwide.