Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Clinical Supervisor-Blood Bank.
In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for complying with the NYUHC mission statement and provide safe and timely transfusion for all NYUHC patients by carrying out NYUHC transfusion technology processes according to established standards contained in the Blood Bank Quality Assurance Plan and Self Assessment (BBQAPSA) program.
Demonstrates knowledge of Blood Bank Quality Assurance Plan Self Assessment (BBQAPSA) including the ten BB organizational standards known as Quality System Essentials based on the current AABB standards.
Demonstrates core knowledge of Process Control functions and is able to safely and successfully control the related processes of: blood acquisition, storage, distribution, pre- transfusion compatibility testing, blood dispensing, adverse reaction management and component modification.
Blood and Component Accession: accurately reconciles shipments, inspects blood and components for acceptance, accessions into hemocare, labels, places on quarantine and/or performs confirmatory testing and stores in correct order in controlled temp devices. Voluntarily fills in down time with this activity. Pre-transfusion compatibility testing (PTCT)Sample Triage: accurately reviews and accepts/rejects patient samples for PTCT; performs & records thorough transfusion history and triages work according to SOP. Pre-transfusion compatibility testing (PTCT) Testing: Accurately tests and reports and reports ABO/RH, Atypical red cell antibody screen, EC, AHG XM, DAT, AID, Supplementary cell selection, FMH screens, and antibody titers.
Performs Quality Control and /or process audit functions as scheduled and according to SOP Component Modification: Consistently performs correct: 1) Blood irradiation, 2) Sterile docking, 3) LRC selection) Hgb S negative testing (SDX) and selection, 5) CMV recording according to SOP. Inventory management: regularly follows SOP for blood and components selection, consistently adhering to FIFO system where dictated by SOP.
NYU Donor/Autologous/Directed Donor/Special Products (Auto HPC, HLA & NAIT SDP) Management. Accurately integrates donor subsystem with inventory subsystem of Hemocare to guarantee appropriate test result entry and/or product availability to patients.
Blood Dispensing: issues all blood and components and coagulation factor concentrates and HPCs carefully and with full attention to special patient needs for blood attributes and component modifications as indicated in orders, and according to SOP. (Failure to complete transactions in the hemocare system > 2 per year is a serious breach of patient safety and automatic 1).
Understands the importance of systems-based error reporting and uses Occurrence Report Form (ORF) as intended to contribute patient and donor safety in a non-punitive environment focused on process improvement. Knows records retention requirements for Hemocare patient, inventory, donor records. Consistently retrieves necessary and sufficient available data from all computer systems and subsystems consistent with security access, including HIS, Hemocare, LIS. Familiar with computer down records, documents, policies and forms.
Demonstrates knowledge of Documents and Records: uses computer systems to conduct patient, donor, tissue (stem cells) testing and processing activities recognizing and safeguarding the control functions of the systems designed to protect blood donors and recipients. Understands, respects and maintains other work records, including record retention requirements, as set forth in the AABB Standards and in the NYU MC BBQAPSA. Familiar with BBQAPSA policy and procedure manual.
Demonstrates knowledge and awareness of Blood Bank (BB) Deviation, Non-conformance and Complications. Successfully intervenes to prevent product non-conformance and its possible consequences including: fatal donor and recipient transfusion reactions; transfusion reaction (TX RCT) detection and resolution; reporting, and evaluation of donor or recipient complications. Understands and carries out all procedures regarding products that are nonconforming, especially as pertain to inspection at accession, preparation and dispensing. Appropriately detects, evaluates and reports suspected complications experienced by transfusion recipients. (Anaphylaxis, TRALI, AHTR, DHTR, Septic Shock, FNHTR, Anaphylactoid, Urticarial, Fluid Overload).
Consistently completes and/or reviews Transfusion Reaction Investigation Form thoroughly and accurately, documenting investigation, testing, and transcribing transfusionist history before submitting for Medical Director review. Understands requirements to submit federal Biological Product Deviations, NY Errors Incidents and Accidents reports. Blood product labeling discrepancies and shipping/distribution anomalies are investigated and reported immediately to Quality Analyst,such as Stem Cell temp monitors,CMV required neg units, antigen negative units, etc..
Internal/External Assessments.Participates as directed in corrective action plans; preventive action planning, and quality monitoring activities. Complete NYULMC required in-services,Infection Control and Compliance.Completed annual healthassessmnet at OHS. Completes necessary read and sign documents for SOP updates in a timely manner. Participates successfully in proficiency exams.
Demonstrates knowledge of Facilities and Safety in Blood Banking including biological, chemical, radiation safety, and waste stream management. Complies with hospital and departmental standards. Participates in process improvement by submitting occurrences reports. Completes the blood transfusion monitoring - process improvement survey. Able to resolve internal/external complaints. Provides accurate quality control records. Familiar with safety regulations. Fire safety, biological or chemical policies.
HJD BB, CCC Lab, ACC Lab andCBH Lab. Is competent to performall laboratory donor processes,inventory management, patient testing, blood dispensing, and information systems processes in all workstations and may be assigned to any of the sites under NYULMC Blood Bank management at any time.
Understands focus on dispensing HJD BB and CBH Lab and adheres to issue policy. Familiar with the HJD and CBH service variations on policies and procedures. Able to function in all workstations of the BB and operatevall BB instrumentation. Familiar with the shipping program for HJDvand CBH. Familiar with testing procedure of HJD; crossmatch andissue policy.
Maintain professional currency in the field of immunohematology and blood banking by attending programs that provide a minimum of twelve CEU per year.
Performs other duties as assigned.
NYS License as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist
B.S. in Medical Technology, Biology, Chemistry or Physical Sciences from an accredited college or university.
Minimum 6 years experience as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist in an advanced, full service blood bank.
Required Licenses: Clinical Lab Technologist-NYS
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:Familiar with HCLL, work experience in a large volume hospital. ASCP,BB, or SBB registry preferred.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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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.