New York Blood Center and Rhode Island Blood Center

  • Reference Technologist

    Job Locations US-NY-Long Island City
    Job ID
    2019-2104
    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 our team 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

     

    As a key member of our team, you will ensure donor antigen testing, location of units, sampling, and labeling activities are being performed for a suitable antigen negative inventory. In addition, you will test for resolution of ABO/RH and antigen discrepancies, as well as perform freezing, washing and deglycerolizing blood products.

     

    Responsibilities include:

    • Performing appropriate testing for release of blood products
    • ABO/RH and other antigen typing discrepancy investigation
    • Ensuring laboratory testing is done in a timely manner and in accordance with SOPs
    • Entering and extracting information from computerized systems and preparing reports and analyzing data
    • Maintaining and monitoring liquid antigen negative inventory
    • Troubleshooting and resolving technical problems of equipment and laboratory testing
    • Maintaining accurate and organized records of all lab activities
    • Performing equipment and reagent Quality Control (QC)
    • Investigating, testing and creating reports for ABO/RH and antigen discrepancies
    • Freezing and thawing RBC droplets
    • Freezing, thawing, washing and deglycerolizing RBC products
    • Monitoring isensix
    • Handling other related functions as necessary

    Qualifications

    • Associates Degree in Medical Technology or related science field
    • NYS DOE License as a Clinical Lab Technologist
    • 2 years of relevant experience in a laboratory or in a Blood Bank
    • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
    • Knowledge of laboratory practices, policies and procedures
    • Knowledge of computerized research databases
    • Superior analytical, oral/written communication and problem-solving abilities

     

    Unless otherwise specified, all posted opportunities are located in the New York or Greater Tri-State office locations

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