University of Rochester Medical Technologist I in Rochester, New York

Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 094 Blood Bank-Clin Labs SMH

Schedule

3 PM-11:30 PM

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

The Blood Bank Technologist accurately performs, interprets and carefully documents all technical Blood Bank procedures necessary for the appropriate and safe transfusion therapy of all patients. These duties include: serologic testing; component preparation and issue; computer documentation of work; quality control; and preventative maintenance of equipment. The technologist generally works independently, organizing work to meet patient work load. The Blood Bank technologist maintains job competence through in -house and other available continuing education. The position also requires effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform and interpret routine Blood Bank tests, including ABO/Rh typing, direct and indirect antiglobulin tests, crossmatches, transfusion reaction workups, fetal screen and Kleihauer-Betke stains
  • Perform circulator duties to include logging in of specimens, checking patient computer files, prioritizing and triaging work, component preparation, component issue, answering phones, and other miscellaneous tasks.
  • Blood product processing and manipulation: rejuvenation, freezing, deglycerolizing, washing, pooling, thawing including completion of corresponding paperwork
  • Perform daily reagent quality control (E) and participate in equipment quality control and preventative maintenance
  • Perform antibody identifications by using routine antibody panels and reference procedures including the use of enzymes, synsorbs, absorptions/elutions, antibody titrations, antigen screening and other specialized tests.
  • Perform irradiation of blood products
  • Perform retypes on units received from other facilities, process and input products into inventory, monitor inventory levels for appropriateness and order additional products if necessary
  • Participate in stocking supplies, cleaning general lab areas, and answer phones when designated individual is unable
  • Participate in other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

A 4 year college education, including related laboratory and/or technical training with certification by the registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, or other nationally recognized professional certifying body; or a 4 year college education in an appropriate science and 2 years of closely related laboratory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. NYS licensure or eligibility for NYS licensure.

Preferred Qualifications:

BSMT degree, or BS degree and one year experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. ASCP certification, good interpersonal communication skills

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Medical Technologist I

Location: Strong Memorial Hospital

Job ID: 209610

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time