Medical Technologist I, IRL

American Red Cross Detroit, MI

About the Job

Please use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox when accessing Candidate Home. By joining the American Red Cross you will touch millions of lives every year and experience the greatness of the human spirit at its best. Are you ready to be part of the world's largest humanitarian network? 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 Top-Rated Workplaces: Veterans based on rankings and reviews on Indeed. Job Description As a Medical Technologist, perform basic and guided intermediate donor and patient tests and interpret results to determine donor-recipient compatibility. Resolve compatibility problems; provide basic reference and consultation services to hospitals and transfusion services. Perform automated and manual test procedures on blood samples. Adhere to explicit standard operating procedures and interpret test results in accordance with the applicable regulatory requirements. Provide support, development and/or leadership guidance to all volunteers. Responsibilities * Resolving compatibility problems, and providing complex reference and consultation services to hospitals and transfusion services * Performing automated and manual test procedures on blood samples * Managing receipt, coordination, shipment and transport of patient and donor blood samples and documenting supply and equipment problems * Managing reagent inventory (ordering, receiving, inspection and preparation) * Recognizing/resolving testing irregularities and assisting other Medical Technologists in problem resolution * Consulting with staff at other medical facilities, to resolve complex serologic problems and providing special units to transfusion recipients * Performing maintenance, repair and validation of laboratory equipment and software * Maintaining accurate records * Performing manufacturing duties associated with special blood products, if applicable * The aforementioned duties are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of staff so classified. Qualifications * Minimum MT (ASCP) certification required OR BB (ASCP), Bachelor's degree in Biological Science or Chemistry. Less than 3 years of blood banking experience, Licensure if required by state. MLT (ASCP). Minimum 4 years of general laboratory experience, Licensure if required by state. Good written and verbal skills to communicate effectively with internal and external customers. Ability to work on a team. May involve variable locations and some travel. Physical Requirements: * Available to work overtime, other shifts, early mornings, evenings, holidays and weekends. Requires standing, stretching, stooping and bending for extended time periods. Lift, pull, push and move objects of up to 50 pounds. May work in walk-in refrigerator/freezers for periods of time. Work under pressure and within time standards. Required to wear protective clothing such as lab coats, gloves, face shields, etc. 2nd Shift 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. The American Red Cross is a diverse nonprofit organization offering its employee's professional development and growth opportunities, a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a collaborative team spirit environment. To be considered for this position, please visit www.redcross.org/jobs to apply. To view the EEOC Summary of Rights, click here: Summary of Rights