Reference Laboratory Technologist - 3rd Shift (ASCP MT, MLS, CLS, SBB)

  • American Red Cross
  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Aug 07, 2021

Job Description

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Use your passion for blood banking to support our life-saving mission. 


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Job Description  

As a Medical Technologist, you 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.  


8:00pm – 6:00 am (10 hour shifts)- Monday - Thursday

Approximately 6 months of training Monday - Friday on day shift.



  • Resolving compatibility problems, and providing complex reference and consultation services to hospitals and transfusion services 

  • Performing automated and manual test procedures on blood samples 

  • 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 Medical 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. 


  • MT(ASCP) or BB(ASCP) /equivalent with four years' experience, bachelor’s degree with major in biological science or chemistry plus six years blood banking experience, or MLT (ASCP) certification plus four years blood banking experience. MT (ASCP) and/or BB(ASCP) or equivalent preferred 

  • State license may be required where applicable 



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