FT-Overnight- Medical Technologist

Austin, TX

Job status
Full time
Job description
We Are Blood has been drawing Central Texans together since 1951. As the exclusive community blood supplier, we serve over 40 hospitals and medical facilities in a 10 county area. Our mission is to provide and protect the community blood supply, to inspire Central Texans to save lives locally, and to always treat everyone we serve as family. When you work here, you’re a vital part of helping to ensure that all Central Texans have access to life-saving blood when they need it!

We are currently seeking an overnight Medical Technologist to help perform all patient testing functions and donor processing.
You will have a direct impact on our mission and will ultimately help save lives in our community.

We are currently seeking an overnights, Medical Technologist to help perform all patient testing functions and donor processing.. You will have a direct impact on our mission and will ultimately help save lives in our community.

Responsibilities:
•Perform all patient testing functions. This includes, but is not limited to, viral marker EIA testing, ABO testing, antibody screens and work-ups, antigen testing and cross-matching, as well as RPR and CMV testing
•Process Apheresis platelet products and Acrodose platelet manufacturing according to manufacturer guide lines while ensuring compliance with FDA & AABB standards,
•Efficiently and thoroughly manage receipt of donor testing results from ETF. Ensure timely receipt of all testing results.
•Accurately label blood components that are available for distribution.
•Work as a team member to ensure the efficient release of safe blood products.
•Diligently and accurately follow all procedures for testing, maintenance, safety, and quality control.
•Ensure guidelines for good manufacturing practice and compliance with SOPs and applicable regulatory agencies are met. Actively seek guidance from department management when questions arise.
•Ensure all required timelines for proficiency and competency assignments are met.
•Maintain a clean and safe work environment by practicing all safety guidelines.
•Assist with validation protocols as requested by management.
•Assist the Laboratory Manager to maintain adequate reagent inventory and supplies through careful monitoring of reagent usage and placement of new reagent stock.
•As needed, learn special techniques for component preparation and administration.
•Stay in the Know, Get Funky, Open Doors, Applause Feels Good and Cross the Line; support and monitor compliance with the Own It! customer service standards, develop and maintain constructive and cooperative interdepartmental relationships

Requirements:
•Associates or Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science or equivalent.
•ASCP or NCA Certification as a Medical Technologist (MT), Medical Lab Tech (MLT), Clinical Lab Scientist (CLS), Medical Lab Scientist (MLS) or Blood Bank Technologist (BB) required
•Familiarity with, or ability to learn, cGMP, AABB and FDA regulations.
•Punctual and dependable.
•Must be flexible and adaptable, as well as organized and detail oriented.
•Ability to focus in a busy and often noisy environment while making sound decisions at stressful moments.
•Must be able to multi-task
•Must be able to work in an area where biohazardous elements can exist.
•Ability to lift 25 pounds.
•Manual dexterity and good hand/eye coordination.
•Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
•Must be at least 21 years of age with a valid Texas Driver’s license, proof of insurance with the state required levels of coverage and an acceptable driving record.
•Must be able to work overnight shift Monday through Thursday 8:30 pm - 5:30 am and be able to participate in the rotating on-call schedule.
Interested in our organization, but not this job? Check us out on our website to find out how you else you can be a part of our Family.

EEO Employer: Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
Experience requirements
Blood bank
Work hours
Mon-Thurs. 8:30 p.m. – 5:30 a.m. hours
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