Lead Medical Technologist - 3rd Shift - 11pm-7:30am - Interstate Blood Bank

Grifols Memphis, TN

About the Job

Do you want to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to improve the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company which, since its foundation in Barcelona in 1909, has been working to improve the health and well-being of people all over the world. Our four divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic, Hospital and Bio Supplies - develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 100 countries and regions.

Lead Medical Technologist




This position is responsible for assisting the Laboratory Supervisor with the oversight of all laboratory operations, including all testing activities and personnel. This position will help organize and plan workflow, perform supervisory final results review and release, and assist with inventory control.





  • Assists with the oversight of laboratory operations and the personnel performing testing and reporting of test results.
  • Assists Laboratory Management with the monitoring of testing performed and the accurate and timely reporting of test results by laboratory personnel.
  • Assists Laboratory Management with the review and evaluation of all test records for completeness and compliance with all applicable procedural requirements, including customer-defined product test specifications.
  • Performs low, moderate, and high complexity testing of donor samples.
  • This position may perform supervisory final result review and release, as directed by Laboratory Management.
  • Ensures testing staff comply with 1881 written procedures for sample handling, processing, analyzing, and reporting of test results.
  • Interfaces with vendor representatives and technical services to provide troubleshooting and diagnostic consultation to resolve instrument and assay technical problems.
  • Assists Laboratory Management in monitoring inventory control, reagent lot release, and process control indices.
  • Responsible for development, execution, and review of select validation protocols.
  • Coordinates and participates in the evaluation, validation, and implementation of new laboratory computer software and revisions and verifies that necessary validation documentation is maintained.
  • Performs instrument, assay, and LIMS validations and training as directed by Laboratory Management.
  • Assists with the development of the training for laboratory employees.
  • Coordinates and may perform the training for the laboratory employees according to all required Standard Operating Procedures related to each job description and training requirements.
  • Routinely monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of the training and makes recommendations for additional and/or retraining as needed.
  • Develops Standard Operating Procedures, training procedures, training checklists, and other related documents and materials as required.


  • Performs quality control, calibration, and instrument maintenance activities as specified in procedures.
  • Notifies supervision of any incidence of test results and/or test instruments not within the established acceptable levels of performance.
  • Notifies supervision of any problems identified that may adversely affect the performance of testing and/or the reporting of test results.
  • Initiates and assists with the completion of Error and Accident Reports associated with instrument, technical or assay performance incidents.
  • Performs supervisory dutiesas authorized.



  • Assumes the responsibilities of the Laboratory Manager in his/her absence.
  • Performs other duties as may be required/assigned.



  • Interacts with Interstate centers and with Corporate personnel.
  • On-call availability when Organ/Tissue samples are processed.




  • Must possess a current testing personnel license issued by the State in which the laboratory is located, if such licensing is required;


  • Must be a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy in the State in which the laboratory is located or have earned a doctoral master's, or bachelor's degree in medical technology from an accredited institution*.


  • Must have previously qualified or could have qualified as a technologist under 42 CFR 493.1491 on or before February 28, 1992;


  • Until September 11997 - (1) must have earned an academic high school diploma or equivalent; and

(2) have documentation of training appropriate for the testing performed prior to analyzing patient specimens. Such training must ensure that the individual has been evaluated and found competent to perform the applicable tasks [Refer to 42 CFR 493.1489).


*If the degree was not from an accredited institution in the United States, the individual must provide or the 1881 laboratory must obtain a documented statement saying that the degree earned is equivalent to that required at accredited institutions in the United States.


  • Licensed as a general supervisor issued by the State in which the laboratory is locatedif such licensing is required;


  • Qualified as a Technical Supervisor of High Complexity Testing (CFR. Title 42, Part 493.1449); or
  • Qualified as a General Supervisor of High Complexity Testing (CFR, Title 42, Part493.1461).
  • Three years or more of laboratory experience.
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred.
  • Must have a working knowledge of State and Federal regulations regarding medical laboratory testing.
  • Must have good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must have above average problem-solving and decision-making abilities
  • Must be self-directed and highly motivated
  • Must have excellent analytical skills, organization skillsand follow up 
  • Ability to effectively manage staff and maintain positive relationships with all levels of employees
  • Experience in an FDA-regulated industry is preferred
  • Must have explicit attention to detail
  • Must have ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within The Interstate Companies and provide excellent customer service
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work assignments
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to analyze situations and respond in a timely manner
  • Ability to participate in multi-functional teams and work in production areas
  • Proficiency with computers




  • Typical work environment with moderate noise level.
  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, stoop or crouch, hand/wrist use. talk, see, and hear for extended periods of time, examples include:



Typical Duties


Stocks supplies, records in banker's boxes for retention


Stocks supplies, records in banker's boxes for retention


Stocks supplies, records in banker's boxes for retention


During routine job duties


During routine job duties

Hand/Wrist Use

Documents information on forms, computer use

Observing/Seeing color

Looks for non-compliances and quality issues, records calibration


Listens for laboratory activity, hears alarms, timing devices


Answers questions, presents information in small groups of customers, suppliers, or employees


Review of records

Time Management

Keep task flow consistent, manage the amount of time needed for tasks, review records within the specified time frame


Concentrates on thtask at handminimize distractions


SOPs, instructions, Job Aids, Forms, Package inserts, records, Company Policies

  • Ability to work with toxic or caustic chemicals 20 - 30 of the time.
  • Ability to read and understand documents, such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, correspondence.
  • Ability to write short correspondence.
  • Ability to speak, answer questions, and or present information in small groups of customers, suppliers, or employees of the company.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide. Ability to perform mathematical operations using units of US dollars, weight measurement, volume, and distance.
  • Ability to read a calendar, an analog clock, and use a calculator.
  • Ability to use a spreadsheet.
  • Ability to calculate sample suitability requirements.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving few variables in routine situations.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Travel is negligible.
  • Daily attendance is required

Location: NORTH AMERICA : USA : TN-Memphis:IBPVLAB - PV Lab