New York Blood Center

Clinical Lab Technologist

US-NY-Valhalla
Job ID
2017-1793
Category
Clinical Laboratory
Type
Regular Full-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

Based at Westchester Medical Center, you 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 type and screen testing, cross matching, and antibody identification
  • Calculating and preparing blood for exchange transfusion
  • Ensuring blood inventory control is maintained at acceptable levels
  • Recording all quality control and quality assurance activities, instrument and procedural calibrations, and maintenance performed
  • Ensuring all blood components intended for transfusion are in accordance with cGMP as required by NYSDOH, FDA, AABB, CAP and NYBC
  • Handling other related functions as needed

Qualifications

To qualify, you must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Science or MT, and meet NYS Department of Education Licensing requirements for Clinical Lab Technologists. You must also have at least 1 year experience as a Laboratory Technologist in a Blood Bank, Transfusion Service or as a Generalist with prior Blood Bank experience. Ability to meet NYSDOH technologist requirements, make decisions independently, and use cell washers, blood irradiators and plasma thawers will be expected, as will familiarity with Hospital HIPPA privacy policies. Superior oral/written communication, multitasking, problem solving, and PC skills are all essential. ASCP or NCA Certification preferred

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