Medical Technologist, CLS (IRL)
Company: American Red Cross
Posted on: November 26, 2022
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Job Description: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. The American Red Cross is
proud to be one of the Top-Rated Workplaces: Best Non-Profits and
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Indeed. Summary:perform basic and guided advanced donor and patient
tests and interpret results to determine donor-recipient
compatibility. Resolve compatibility problems; provide intermediate
reference and consultation services to hospitals and transfusion
services. Perform automated and manual test procedures on blood
samples. Perform advanced manufacturing and processing procedures,
as applicable. Adhere to explicit standard operating procedures and
interpret test results by the applicable regulatory requirements.
Shift: Sun-Thurs 6:30 am -3:00 pmResponsibilities:
- Consult and communicate with staff at other medical facilities,
to resolve serologic problems and provide special units to
- Manage receipt, coordination, shipment and transport of patient
and donor blood samples.
- Manage reagent inventory including ordering, receiving,
inspecting and preparing reagents.
- Perform and interpret independent basic and complex donor
and/or patient testing procedures and complete required quality
control, as appropriate to state and federal regulations.
- Recognize testing irregularities, identify the cause, determine
the solution and resolve the problem or refers it to the
- Perform inventory management, coordination and shipment duties
associated with donor product inventory including the maintenance
of the exceptional and rare donor products.
- Perform labeling and verification of blood products.
- Receive and process HPC, Apheresis products for
- Labels HPC, Apheresis products and ensures proper storage
location and conditions.
- Performs cell count calculations and completes recordkeeping
related to HPC, Apheresis processing.
- Perform, review and approve quality control on products,
reagents, and equipment.
- Inspects and prepares HPC, Apheresis products for
- Consults and communicates with the staff of hospitals and
transplant facilities as needed throughout the HPC, Apheresis
manufacturing processes as needed.
- MT(ASCP) or BB(ASCP) /equivalent with 4 years experience,
bachelor's degree with major in biological science or chemistry
plus 6 years blood banking experience, or MLT (ASCP) certification
plus 4 years blood banking experience.
- MT (ASCP) and/or BB(ASCP) or equivalent preferred.
- State license may be required where applicable.
- Good written and verbal skills to communicate effectively with
internal and external customers.
- Working knowledge of computer and database applications
required Must be able to work independently and demonstrate
independent problem-solving skills
Physical Requirements:You must be able to stand for long periods,
repeat the same movements, use hands to handle, control, or feel
objects, tools, or controls. Specific vision abilities required by
this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision,
peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust
focus. This job requires the ability to hear and speak clearly. The
employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and
occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. The work environment
will consist of moderate noise. The employee must be able to react
quickly using hands, fingers, or feet. This job may require the
employee to be able to bend, stretch, twist, or reach out. This
position will require the ability to use the stomach and lower back
muscles to support the body for long periods and the ability to
keep or regain the body's balance or stay upright when in an
unstable position. The employee must be able to frequently use one
or two hands to grasp, move or assemble objects. The employee must
have the ability to work in a small cubicle and have the ability to
sit at a computer terminal for an extended period. 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.
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.Interested in Volunteering?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.To view the
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