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Use your passion for blood banking to support our life-saving mission.
Join the Red Cross Biomed Team!
If you’re looking to help save lives and contribute to the mission of one of the nation’s most respected humanitarian organizations, consider a career in biomedical services at the American Red Cross. As a Red Cross employee, you’ll have opportunities to grow your career and be recognized and rewarded for your efforts. Most importantly, you’ll work alongside dedicated individuals like yourself who live the values of our organization every day. Join us for a career that will motivate you to be your very best.
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As a Medical Technician (IRL), you can expect to perform basic and guided intermediate donor and/or patient tests and interpret results to determine donor-recipient compatibility. May resolve compatibility problems; provide basic reference and consultation services to hospitals and transfusion services. May perform automated and manual test procedures on blood samples. Adhere to explicit standard operating procedures and interpret test results in accordance with the applicable regulatory requirements. Provide support, development, and/or leadership guidance to all volunteers.
Schedule: Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 9:00 am-9:00 pm. This position will train on the first shift Monday - F
Bachelor's degree with a major in biological science or chemistry with 1-year experience of laboratory testing or MLT (ASCP) certification or equivalent required.
Three years of blood bank experience is desired.
State license may be required where applicable.
Good written and verbal skills to communicate effectively with internal and external customers.
Basic understanding of basic computer applications including Word.
Must be able to work independently and demonstrate independent problem-solving skills.
On-call responsibilities, as applicable.
This position is covered by the City of Philadelphia Emergency Regulation Governing the Control and Prevention of COIVD-19 Mandating Vaccines for Healthcare Workers and in Higher Education, Healthcare and Related Settings. This means that all individuals working in this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by no later than October 15, 2021. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons, you may qualify for an exemption. If seeking an exemption, you will be required to submit documentation to support your request prior to being hired.
May perform telephone consultation including receiving and completing orders for antigen negative products.
Maintain equipment, reagents, and other stock to assure the quality and accuracy of laboratory test procedures. Ensure adequate inventory of required supplies and prepares reagents.
Perform duties associated with supply and reagent management to include ordering, receiving, inspection, preparation, and quality control of supplies and reagents.
Perform duties associated with receipt, coordination, shipment, and transport of patient and donor blood samples.
May perform and interpret basic donor and/or patient testing procedures, guided complex serologic problem resolution and complete required quality control, as appropriate to state and federal regulations.
May perform guided complex serologic problem resolution.
Recognize testing irregularities, identify the cause, determine the solution, and resolve the problem or refers it to the appropriate level.
May perform manufacturing duties associated with special blood products, if applicable.
Perform inventory management, coordination, and shipment duties associated with donor product inventory including the maintenance of the exceptional and rare donor products.
May perform antigen typing duties, as applicable.
Perform labeling and verification of blood products.
May perform duties associated with document development and management.
Adhere to procedures and good manufacturing practices (GMP).
Maintain, edit, and review computer and manual records to assure accurate record keeping. Maintain accurate, legible, and complete records.
May perform internal staff training and/or competency review, if applicable.
Perform other related duties as necessary.
As part of the world’s largest humanitarian network, the American Red Cross places top priority on the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, blood donors, and those who receive our aid and services. Our commitment to public health is unwavering—both during the COVID-19 pandemic and year-round.
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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Life’s emergencies don’t stop, and neither do American Red Cross volunteers, who represent more than 90 percent of our workforce to help prevent and alleviate human suffering. You can make a difference by volunteering in a position that appeals to you and allows you to use your unique skills and talents. The Red Cross relies on generous volunteers who give their time and talent to help fulfill our lifesaving mission.
Visit redcross.org/volunteertoday to learn more, including our most-needed volunteer positions.
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