Blood Systems is an internationally known leader in transfusion medicine founded on the principles of quality, excellence and service.
Under minimal supervision, this position is responsible for routine testing of biological specimens. This position also provides skilled technical support in the laboratory. Works with other team members to ensure timely, quality, test results.
This position is scheduled for 3rd shift – must have availability to work four (4) 10-hour shifts from 8:00 pm – 6:30 am and have flexibility to work every 3rd weekend on a rotating basis.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs all assigned duties in compliance with internal SOPs and external regulations. Brings compliance issues to the attention of management.
Assures quality customer service to all customers.
Maintains accurate records and documentation. Ensures maintenance of donor, patient and employee confidentiality.
Performs preparation and prequalification of reagents and routine testing of biological samples.
Performs preventive maintenance and quality control on equipment, identifies equipment malfunctions, performs trouble shooting and basic repairs, and notifies appropriate personnel as needed.
Performs evaluations of reagents, equipment, and new testing methods, as directed.
Performs equipment calibration.
Assists with monitoring supply and reagent levels and takes appropriate action when new supplies are needed.
Maintains the cleanliness of equipment and work areas. Adheres to safety guidelines.
Assists with performing required competency assessments and completing documentation.
Assists with or participates on process improvement teams.
Performs all other duties, at the discretion of management, as assigned.
Must satisfy CLIA requirements for High Complexity Testing
California testing requirements must be met within one year
Certification as a Medical Technologist (MT), Certified Histocompatibility Technologist (CHT) or Blood Banking Technologist (BB) by a recognized certifying agency preferred.
Three years clinical laboratory testing experience required.
One year of transfusion service experience required.
One year IRL experience preferred.
Internal Number: 18695
About Blood Systems
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.