New York Blood Center

Laboratory Technician I

US-NY-Valhalla
Job ID
2017-1792
Category
Clinical Laboratory
Type
Regular Full-Time

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

This position is responsible for all activities with blood and blood components including, but not limited to, logging-in the units, thawing plasma, thawing and pooling cryoprecipitate, irradiate products and washing RBCs; setting up patient or blood product samples for testing by a technologist/automated machine; maintenance of lab equipment.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Handles blood and blood products by accessioning patient samples, spinning down the blood in the centrifuge and logging all blood products in the computer.
  • Set up, maintain, calibrate, clean, and test sterility of medical laboratory equipment
  • Prepare solutions used for laboratory testing and procedures
  • Prepare specimens for testing under the guidance of a medical technologist
  • Ensures all computer entries are accurate.
  • Places orders in Order-Trak and files various documents.
  • Provides customer assistance by answering the phone for the department.
  • Receives customer orders and communicates these orders to the technologists.
  • Screens all other calls and directs them as appropriate.

Qualifications

Education:

High School Diploma or equivalent.

 

Experience:

Some experience in a laboratory setting.

 

Any combination of education, training and experience that has supplied the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to perform the essential functions of the job.

 

 

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