Blood Processing Technologist--We Train

  • American Red Cross
  • pomona, California
  • Sep 06, 2021
Manufacturing

Job Description

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Job Description:

We are seeking a Blood Processing Technologist to work in our fast-paced environment. Blood Processing Technologists perform basic through advanced manufacturing, processing and test procedures on blood products. Blood Processing Technologists also interpret test results before releasing blood to area hospitals. All tasks are performed in highly regulated environment. Successful Blood Processing Technologists will have a strong attention to detail, a customer-service focus and the ability to treat both internal and external customers with compassion at all times.

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Blood Processing Technologist - Responsibilities

  • •Perform and interpret various testing procedures on blood products for patients’ use at area hospitals
  • •Operate, maintain and perform quality control checks on equipment. Ensure adequate inventory of required supplies
  • •Maintain, edit and review computer and manual records to assure accurate record keeping
  • •Perform the quarantine and disposition of unacceptable products. Ensure products are suitable for release for distribution and are managed appropriately
  • •Be detail oriented all day, every day, to ensure that the blood you process meets regulatory requirements and can be safely transfused.
  • •Remain flexible to work a variable schedule that includes weekends & holidays to meet the needs of our hospitals
  • •Interact in a positive, proactive, and customer-focused manner with both internal and external customers, demonstrating care and compassion at all times

The aforementioned responsibilities of the Blood Processing Technologist describe the general nature and level of work and are not an exhaustive list.

Qualifications

  • Education: Associates degree in science required, MLT (ASCP) or MT(ASCP) certification preferred.
  • Experience: No additional experience required for MLT or MT degreed staff. Minimum 4 years of related experience in a regulatory, laboratory, or manufacturing environment or equivalent combination of education and related experience required for non-MLT/MT staff. Must meet state and CLIA requirements.
    Skills/Abilities: Ability to use a wide variety of lab or medical equipment.  Ability to use a personal computer and applicable software for sustained periods of time. Ability to work with a team.
  • Physical requirements may include standing, stretching, stooping and bending for extended time periods. The ability to lift, pull, push and move objects of up to 50 pounds. You may work in walk-in refrigerator/freezers for periods of time.   

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