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Laboratory Technologist-- Immunohematology Reference Lab

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Under direction of the Manager of Immunohematology Reference Laboratory, performs advanced blood bank immunohematology testing on clinical and research specimens for the resolution of serologic problems.  Performs and interprets molecular testing on clinical and research specimens if applicable to the laboratory.  Perform blood product component preparation if applicable to the laboratory.  Provides the most appropriate blood in a timely and accurate manner and provides phone consultation to customers.

Hours for this position are:   Hours for position can be 8pm - 8am for 12 hour shift, or 10am - 8am for 10 hour shift.  Will work a weekend night - Friday into Saturday.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 

  • Performs red blood cell antibody identification utilizing serologic and molecular tests according to QSD/SOP on clinical, study, QC and research samples.
  • Communicates clearly, accurately and respectfully with customers, donors, and colleagues, ensuring that necessary information is shared.
  • Listens, anticipates and responds to the needs of internal and external customers and strives to meet expectations.
  • Handles and processes specimens, ensuring proper identification.
  • Recognizes and resolves procedural discrepancies in testing results.
  • Interprets laboratory results.
  • Reports laboratory results.
  • Performs secondary review of test results and provides feedback to ensure accurate reporting of results.
  • Operates laboratory equipment correctly and perform quality control testing on equipment and reagents.  Knows acceptable levels of performance.
  • Adheres to all required FDA, AABB (American Association of Blood Banks),CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act), OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), and CAP (College of American Pathology) regulations. Follows cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) standards. 
  • Maintains controlled inventories of reagents and laboratory materials.
  • Provides on call and/or overtime coverage as required.
  • Assists in the training of new personnel and training of students.
  • Performs special assigned projects.
  • Participates in quality and process improvement.
  • Notifies management or other appropriate persons of problems or issues as appropriate.
  • Works effectively with inter or intra-department(s) and project teams to meet customer needs and organizational goals.
  • Supports and promotes Versiti mission and values, both at work and in the community.

Education

  • Bachelors of Science degree from an accredited college or university in Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology (MLS/CLS/MT) or science related degree with certification as a BB technologist
  • MLS/CLS/MT/BB American Society for Clinical Pathologist (ASCP) certification required or equivalent
  • Must meet CLIA requirements for high complexity testing
Experience
  • Minimum of one year experience working in an Immunohematology reference laboratory or transfusion service required. 
Skills and Knowledge
  • Working knowledge of immunohematology and immunology theory.
  • Skill in the operation of laboratory equipment, instrument, computer and materials.
  • Effective time managing and organizational skills to perform multiple laboratory tests simultaneously.
  • Maintain accurate, timely records of patient information and laboratory results.
  • Strong detail orientation and analytical ability to evaluate and ensure accuracy of data related to laboratory results and patient information.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to convey understanding of factual and theoretical information and make recommendations to customers.
  • Effective problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.

Equal Opportunity Employer. This company will provide equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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