Located in Belleville, Clara Maass Medical Center is a facility of RWJBarnabas Health and provides a complete continuum of care to residents of northern New Jersey. With over 700 physicians and 2,100 employees, we offer advanced treatment for a wide variety of medical conditions. Our facility includes centers for advanced wound care, sleep disorders, bariatrics, orthopedics cardiac services, cancer care, emergency services, and more. In 2017, the Medical Center completed a state-of-the-art campus expansion featuring a new four-story 87,000 square foot building with a private, 32-bed Intensive Care Unit, new Main Entrance and Lobby, Retail Pharmacy, Patient Registration Area and a recently expanded Emergency Department.
Clara Maass Medical Center has been recognized nationally for its quality and patient safety by Healthgrades and by the Leapfrog Group, having earned its twelfth Grade A in 2019. The Medical Center has received Disease Specific Care Certification from the Joint Commission for Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS), Congestive Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Advanced Certification in Palliative Care and is listed by the American Hospital Association as one of Healthcare s Most Wired hospitals. In 2018, the Medical Center earned designation in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
We are currently looking for a Medical Technologist - Blood Bank (Per Diem). This position performs critical functions to assist the department in meeting the blood requirements of patients. This also includes perming moderate to high complexity testing utilizing manual methods, semi-automated and automated clinical analyzers in the Blood Bank area. The incumbent will utilize the Laboratory Information System, as well as be responsible and accountable for the following duties.
Coordinate and perform a variety of routine and/or complex laboratory tests and procedures relevant to the particular lab area and personal qualifications.
Obtain blood samples and prepare them for analysis and distribution.
Assess and maintain blood and blood-component inventory to meet patient's needs and special requirements.
Prepare and test specimens for examination and reports results.
Be responsible for comparison trials and final analyses of new Blood Bank techniques.
Troubleshoot basic instrumentation.
Follow established in-process quality control procedures, including recording data.
Perform routine and/or preventive maintenance on laboratory equipment (daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly) as required.
Maintain sufficient supplies of reagents and/or miscellaneous at all times.
Ensure and maintain quality control and assurance activities.
Be required to work every 3rd weekend
Have the ability to work variable shifts as needed.
Perform related duties, as assigned.
Advanced in your knowledge of the concepts, principles and practices of medical technology to perform the full range of duties involved in planning, coordinating and evaluating laboratory services.
Aware of quality management standards.
Knowledgeable of accrediting agencies and regulatory requirements pertaining to laboratory operations.
Familiar with statistical evaluation and analysis.
Apt in laboratory quality control/assurance policies, procedures and principles, as well as safety practices and regulations.
Strong with interpersonal and communication skills.
Able to work professionally and cooperatively with patients, physicians, and other hospital staff members.
A Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate degree in clinical laboratory science, chemical, physical or biological Sciences, OR meets the NJ Sanitary Code Chapter 44, Chapter IV, 8:44-2.6 Technologist qualifications.
Blood Bank experience in a hospital setting.
Six months of experience working in a hospital (preferred).
ASCP or eligible (preferred).
Met the minimum CLIA and NJ standards.
Successfully passed screening exam and demonstrated written and practical competencies in Core Laboratory.