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Medical Technologist

Company: Vitalant
Location: San Luis Obispo
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Under minimal supervision and using independent judgment, this position is responsible for performing routine testing of biological specimens and reviewing test results. This position is also responsible for providing skilled technical support in the laboratory. As directed, incumbents will assist with the administrative functions of the laboratory such as coordinating work flow and approval of test results.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs all assigned duties in compliance with internal SOPs and external regulations. Is responsible for bringing compliance issues to the attention of management.
  • Assures quality customer service to all customers.
  • Performs high complexity testing (e.g., stem cell processing, CBC differentials, antigen screens, antibody ID, and cross match).
  • Performs quality control testing on components produced from whole blood, platelet apheresis, and apheresis red cell products.
  • Maintains accurate records and documentation.
  • Resolves problems between departments that prevent production and distribution of blood components.
  • Assists in administrative functions, as assigned.
  • Participates in technical investigative studies; evaluates and participates in selection of new equipment; develops validation protocols.
  • Develops and maintains SOPs for internal procedures manual.
  • Performs training and competency assessment for UBS and BSI staff, as required.
  • Performs preventive maintenance on equipment; analyzes complex problems; and recommends additional service, as needed.
  • Provides technical support/liaison to center operations and external customers.
  • Performs all other duties, at the discretion of management, as assigned.


REQUIREMENTS:

Knowledge/Education
  • Bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, biological, medical technology or clinical laboratory science required.
  • Certification as a Medical Technologist by a recognized certifying agency required or CLIA equivalent for high complexity testing required.

Licenses/ Certifications
  • Certification as a Medical Technologist by a recognized certifying agency required orCLIA equivalent for high complexity testing required.
  • SBB preferred.
  • State licensure (as required by regulations).

Experience
  • Three years experience in a clinical laboratory setting required or SBB.
  • Six years laboratory experience for New York testing required.
  • Experience in developing and conducting formal training preferred.

Skills/Abilities
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, bend, and lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be detail oriented and possess strong communication, organization, analytical, and decision making skills and be able to comprehend and apply clinical laboratory procedures and theory.
  • Must be able to maintain donor, patient and employee confidentiality.
  • Must possess basic keyboarding skills and the ability to handle and operate laboratory equipment.
  • Must be able to work flexible shifts and overtime when necessary.

Keywords: Vitalant, San Luis Obispo , Medical Technologist, Other , San Luis Obispo, California

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