Specialist Blood Bank (CA licensed SBB, MLS, CLS or MT)

American Red Cross Oakland, CA

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Job Description:

Come bring your passion for Blood Banking to the Red Cross!

California State Clinical Lab Scientist (CLS) or Medical Technologist (MT) license and passion for blood banking to support the life-saving mission of the American Red Cross Blood Services. We are looking for a full-time IRL Technologist in Blood Banking to work in our reference lab performing specialized testing to serve our local hospital clients.

This will be a 2nd shift position, with extensive training on 1st shift.

The position is represented by a union bargaining agreement.

As an IRL Technologist, staff can expect to perform (in accordance with standard operating procedures and applicable regulatory requirements) basic and advanced donor and patient tests, and interpret results to determine donor-recipient compatibility. Primary job responsibilities may include:
• Resolving compatibility problems
• Providing complex reference and consultation services to hospitals and transfusion services
• Performing automated and manual test procedures on blood samples

Other IRL Technologist duties may include:
• 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.

Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's degree in Biological Science or Chemistry with MT or BB/ equivalent certification. SBB preferred. California State Licensure required by state.
Experience: minimum of 5 years of blood banking experience.
Management Experience: N/A
Skills/Abilities: Good written and verbal skills to communicate effectively with internal and external customers. Leadership skills. Ability to work on a team.

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