New York Blood Center

Clinical Lab Technologist

US-NY-Nyack
Job ID
2017-1695
Category
Clinical Laboratory
Type
Regular Part-Time
Minimum Rate
USD $37.44/Hr.

Overview

At New York Blood Center, one of the most comprehensive blood centers in the world, our focus is on cultivating excellence by merging cutting-edge innovation with diligent customer service, groundbreaking research, and comprehensive program and service development. Join us as we work towards meeting and exceeding the growing needs of our diverse communities, further our lifesaving strategic goals in a rapidly changing environment, and expand our impact on the local, national, and global communities we serve.

Responsibilities

In this role, the Clinical Lab Technologist will perform technical procedures involved in the operation of Transfusion Services, as well as handle all activities associated with patient testing and the processing of blood products in preparation for issue to patients.

 

Responsibilities include:

 

  • Performing all aspects of routine clinical laboratory testing and basic serological problem resolution.
  • Complying with all policies, practices, procedures, SOPs and other applicable regulations, requirements and standards.
  • Performing daily quality control on all equipment prior to use and reporting any malfunctioning equipment to appropriate staff, and conducting routine preventative maintenance as required.
  • Performing moderately complex laboratory tests which includes proficiency tests and preparing product and patient samples for testing in other laboratories.
  • Documenting deviations and occurrences and notifying appropriate staff.
  • Performing type and screen testing, cross matching, and antibody identification and performing any required special techniques, elution antigen typing, titration, fetal screens and cold aggultinins.
  • Providing blood components intended for transfusion in accordance with cGMP as required by NYSDOH, FDA, AABB, CAP and NYBC.
  • Calculating and preparing blood for exchanging transfusion, logs and retyping blood products, releasing factor concentrates/derivatives and issues blood and blood products.

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology or a related field.

 

Experience: 3 years’ experience in a biomedical laboratory which should include experience in transfusion services or as a generalist with blood bank experience.NYS Clinical Laboratory Technologist license required.

 

Skills: Ability to make decisions independently, and use cell washers, blood irradiators and plasma thawers will be expected, as will familiarity with FDA and NYSDOH regulations and AABB and FACT standards. Superior oral/written communication, multitasking, problem solving, and PC skills are all essential.

 

Location: This position will be based out of Nyack.

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