Job Posting: The Clinical Lab Scientist performs all standard blood bank testing ABO, Rh, Ab Screen, antibody identification, cord blood work-ups, crossmatch, Direct coombs, eluates, antigen typing etc. Familiar with Gel technology both manual and automated (Vision). Logs-in specimens, issues blood components, takes inventory, orders blood components from suppliers, thaws plasma and cryoprecipitate, pools cryoprecipitate. Sends blood components to the patient care areas via the pneumatic tube system and monitors delivery of by pneumatic tube. Makes blood components from whole blood, leukocyte reduce blood, irradiate blood components, split and pool blood components, freeze and wash red blood cells for transfusion. Able to perform multiple tasks with a high degree of accuracy. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Tracks coolers, perform inventory reconciliation and ordering and stocking supplies. Logs-in and issues bone and tissues to the operating rooms as needed, packs bone and tissues on dry ice and perform inventory reconciliation of bone and tissues. Process, freeze, thaw and handle cellular therapy products in the stem cell lab. Perform RBC molecular testing in transfusion medicine to determine donor and/or patients RBC phenotype/genotype.
Qualification Requirements/Preferences: Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Educational Requirements: Baccalaureate Degree in a biological science, chemistry, medical technology, or related science. License/Certification/Registration Requirements: A valid California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license or limited license in Immunohematology required. Prefer MT(ASCP) or BB(ASCP) or equivalent. Experience: Two (2) years experience preferred. Blood bank/transfusion service work experience in a transfusion service in a large tertiary care hospital preferred. Have knowledge of cGMP's governing Registered and Licensed Blood Establishments. Must be able to accurately perform multiple tasks in a fast paced environment while maintaining good customer relations. Strong interpersonal skills for interacting with peers, patients, physicians and other customers. Full command (verbal and written) of the English language. Physical Demands: (e.g., lifting, standing, walking) Must be able to lift 25-351bs, with frequent walking and standing.
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