Vitalant exists to help people realize their life-transforming potential by offering convenient blood donation opportunities and sharing our expertise in transfusion medicine. Founded in 1943, Vitalant is one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit transfusion medicine organizations. We comprise a network of nearly a dozen community blood centers, each with its own rich history and legacy. Vitalant is an internationally known and respected leader that continues to push the boundaries to advance the experience, practice and application of transfusion medicine.
Under minimal supervision and using independent judgment, 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. As directed, incumbents will assist with the administrative functions of the laboratory such as coordinating work flow and approval of test results.
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).
Performs quality control testing on components produced from whole blood, platelet apheresis, and apheresis red cell products.
Maintains accurate records and documentation.
Resolves problems between departments that prevent production and distribution of blood components.
Assists in administrative functions, as assigned.
Participates in technical investigative studies; evaluates and participates in selection of new equipment; develops validation protocols.
Develops and maintains SOPs for internal procedures manual.
Performs training and competency assessment for UBS and BSI staff, as required.
Performs preventive maintenance on equipment; analyzes complex problems; and recommends additional service, as needed.
Provides technical support/liaison to center operations and external customers.
Performs all other duties, at the discretion of management, as assigned.
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 CLIA equivalent for high complexity testing required.
CA Certification as a Medical Technologist by a recognized certifying agency required or CLIA equivalent for high complexity testing required.
State licensure (as required by regulations).
Three years experience in a clinical laboratory setting required or SBB.
Experience in developing and conducting formal training preferred.
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.
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Vitalant is an equal opportunity employer:
Internal Number: 191052
Blood Systems is an internationally known leader in transfusion medicine founded on the principles of quality, excellence and service. Our headquarters are located in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona.Founded in 1943 as the Salt River Valley Blood Bank in Phoenix, Arizona, today Blood Systems is one of the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit transfusion medicine organizations.The Blood Services division, our largest, provides leadership, policy and shared services to its blood centers. It facilitates comprehensive blood service contracting for national and regional healthcare systems. Our blood centers provide blood, blood components and special services to patients in some 1,000 hospitals across the country.Blood Systems Research Institute generates and analyzes data to aid the US and worldwide transfusion community by recommending testing strategies and technology. Creative Testing Solutions, a joint venture, is the largest independent blood donor testing organization in the country with several high volume laboratories. The BioCARE division distributes therapeutic biologicals and recombinant coagulation factors, including such products as albumin, coagulation factors, fibrin sealants, IVIG and Rh immune globulin. Our CanyonCARE Rx specialty pharmacy is part of BioCARE.