Lab Technician

Vitalant Denver, CO

About the Job

$5000 Sign-on Bonus!! Paid after 30 days, 90 days, and 12 months.

As an essential operation to the nation's healthcare infrastructure and a science-based organization, Vitalant believes that being vaccinated helps provide protection and care for our employees, our donors, their families, and the broader community. With this in mind, Vitalant requires employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Individuals applying for this position should be prepared to comply with the COVID-19 vaccination mandates of Vitalant and accordingly, will need to be vaccinated as of first date of employment unless approved exemption exists prior to start.

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Under direct supervision, this position is responsible for Laboratory functions that may include component production, labeling, maintenance of records, and data entry.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Performs all assigned duties in compliance with internal SOPs and external regulations. Is responsible for bringing compliance issues to the attention of management.
  2. Assures quality customer service to all customers.
  3. Prepares all blood components including centrifugation, separation, freezing, thawing, washing, storage, sterile docking, transformation, and filtration. Assures product quality, volume, assay requirements, appearance and time requirements.
  4. Maintains accurate records and computer entry for component production.
  5. Performs receipt of freshly drawn units and samples, and unpacks, evaluates, and routes samples for accessioning.
  6. Performs labeling of routine and special components and quarantine of unacceptable components.
  7. Maintains equipment and work areas as assigned.
  8. Performs all other related duties as assigned.


If you are scheduled to work at least 30 hours per week, you are eligible for health, dental, vision, EAP, HSA, and FSAs on the first of the month following date of hire. You are eligible for all other benefits after three months of continuous employment and 401(k) after 30 days of continuous employment. If you are scheduled to work 20-29 hours per week, please see Human Resources Department for eligibility.

The minimum pay for this position will be $17.00

EEO including disability and veterans

REQUIREMENTS:

Knowledge/ Education

High School graduate or GED required.

Experience

No experience required.

Skills/Abilities
  1. Must be able to stand for long periods of time, bend, and lift up to 50 lbs.
  2. Must be detail oriented and possess strong communication, organization, and analytical skills.
  3. Must be able to maintain donor, patient and employee confidentiality.
  4. Must possess basic keyboarding skills and the ability to handle and operate laboratory equipment.
  5. Must be able to work flexible shifts and overtime when necessary.