Vitalant exists to help people realize their life-transforming potential by offering convenient blood donation opportunities and sharing our expertise in transfusion medicine. Founded in 1943, Vitalant is one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit transfusion medicine organizations.
Under minimal supervision, this position is responsible for performing routine testing of biological specimens and reviewing test results and quality assessment data. This position is also responsible for providing skilled technical support in the laboratory. Works with other team members to ensure timely, quality, test results.
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.
May assist with coordination of workflow, training, and mentoring of support staff, as required.
Maintains accurate records and documentation. Ensures donor, patient, and employee confidentiality.
Performs preparation and prequalification of reagents and routine testing of biological samples.
Performs record review
Performs and oversees preventive maintenance and quality assurance on equipment. Identifies malfunctions on more complex equipment. Performs trouble shooting and notifies appropriate personnel if additional service is needed.
Performs equipment calibration, as necessary.
Maintains inventory of supplies and reagents.
Maintains the cleanliness of equipment and work areas. Ensures adherence to safety guidelines.
Assists in reviewing results for proficiency survey sample testing.
Investigates deviations in testing, quality control, and preventive maintenance. Makes recommendations for corrective action. Brings to attention of appropriate personnel.
Assists in coordination and performance of evaluations of reagents, equipment, and new testing methods.
Assists with performing required competency assessments and completing documentation.
Participates on process improvement teams.
Performs all other duties, at the discretion of management, as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Must satisfy CLIA requirements for High Complexity Testing required.
NOTE: Requirements vary based on the specific laboratory.
Immunohematology Reference Laboratory (IRL)
Certification as a Medical Technologist or Specialist in Blood Banking (SBB) by a recognized certifying agency required.
Valid CA CLS license required.
Immunohematology ReferenceLaboratory (IRL)
Five years clinical laboratory testing experience required.
One year IRL experience preferred.
Must possess the skills and abilities to successfully perform all assigned duties and responsibilities.
Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
Must have analytical, statistical, personal organization, and problem solving skills.
Ability to work in a team environment and participate as an active team member.
Must have proficient computer skills.
Must have good customer service and interpersonal skills.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Able to organize, prioritize, and execute a variable workload and multiple priorities.
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Internal Number: 190986
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.