Reference Lab Technologist (MLT, MT, CLS)

  • American Red Cross
  • Wichita, KS, USA
  • Sep 26, 2017

Job Description

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Job Description:

We are looking for a full time Reference Lab Technologist to work in our Wichita Reference Lab. This is a third shift position with extensive training on day shift lasting several months.

Qualified candidates can be either MLT, MT, or CLS licensed (ASCP).

As a Reference Lab Technologist, staff can expect to perform (in accordance with standard operating procedures and applicable regulatory requirements) basic and advanced donor and patient tests, and interpret results to determine donor-recipient compatibility. Primary job responsibilities may include:

Resolving compatibility problems

Providing complex reference and consultation services to hospitals and transfusion services

Performing automated and manual test procedures on blood samples.

Other Reference Lab Technologist duties may include:

Managing receipt, coordination, shipment and transport of patient and donor blood samples and documenting supply and equipment problems

Managing reagent inventory (ordering, receiving, inspection and preparation)

Recognizing/resolving testing irregularities and assisting other Technologists in problem resolution.

Consulting with staff at other medical facilities, to resolve complex serologic problems and providing special units to transfusion recipients

Performing maintenance, repair and validation of laboratory equipment and software

Maintaining accurate records

Performing manufacturing duties associated with special blood products, if applicable.

The aforementioned duties are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of staff so classified.


Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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