Since 1941, Vitalant (formerly known as Blood Centers of the Pacific) has proudly served as a leader in the blood banking industry. We are a globally-recognized leader in blood transfusion medicine. Working at Vitalant is more than a job, it is a chance to be part of something bigger than yourself. If you are inspired to make an impact and are passionate about playing a vital role in our dedicated team, then we encourage you to consider a career at Vitalant. Our shared mission to save and improve the lives of others is our greatest strength. Every day, we empower others to act on their urge to help. We are inspired by ordinary people doing extraordinary things. PRIMARY PURPOSE : 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. REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge/ Education Bachelor's degree required. Must satisfy CLIA requirements for High Complexity Testing required. Licenses/ Certifications NOTE: Requirements vary based on the specific laboratory. Immunohematology ReferenceLaboratory ( IRL ) * California Certification as a Medical Technologist or Specialist in Blood Banking (SBB) by a recognized certifying agency required. Experience NOTE: Requirements vary based on the specific laboratory. Immunohematology ReferenceLaboratory ( IRL ) * Five years clinical laboratory testing experience required. * One year IRL experience preferred. Skills/Abilities 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. ***** EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans Our organization is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-844-220-2612 to let us know the nature of your request. A representative will respond to accommodation requests within two business days. Please note that this email/phone number is for medical/disability accommodations only and any other inquiries will not receive a response. For more EEO information about applicant rightsclick here For information about Pay Transparency rightsclick here Our organization participates in E-Verify, for more informationclick here All candidates who receive a conditional written offer of employment will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug test in accordance with the Company's established guidelines. . .
Posting ID: 558744126Posted: 2020-07-05