Technician Lab II (U)-Sign On Bonus

Sign On Bonus $1,000 for New Employees

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Manufactures or modifies blood and blood components intended for transfusion, for further manufacturing and, for research purposes, labels blood products, packs recovered plasma products for further manufacture in accordance with current good manufacturing practices as required by the FDA, AABB and CBB, and, to meet the requirement of our external customers'. Performs quality control processes on equipment and products as required. Assist by demonstration or observation in the training and orientation of new employees to promote a team initiative within position responsibilities. Prepare samples for transport to testing laboratory. Participates in the departmental on-call rotation.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Performs all assigned duties in compliance with internal SOPs and external regulations. Brings compliance issues to the attention of management.
  • Assures quality customer service to all customers.
  • Maintains good attendance and punctuality per the absence policy.
  • This position is not static and will be revised as the needs of the organization's business evolve.
  • Manufactures whole blood into components in accordance with current good manufacturing practices and departmental standard operating procedures. Sorts Whole Blood products by draw time to prioritize units for manufacturing. Evaluate products to determine acceptability to meet criteria defined by AABB, FDA, and manufacturer's specifications as outlined in SOPs.
  • Quarantines or discards blood products as directed on the Disposition Evaluation Report and in accordance with departmental standard operating procedures. Locates products manufactured from a unit of Whole Blood unsuitable for labeling and release. Quarantines or discards unacceptable products per instruction given by QA Coordinator and performs disposal tracking process according to SOP. Records information into the computer system accurately, precisely and efficiently. Reviews and approves reports as defined by SOP before label and/or release of products. Performs conversion of plasma products to recovered plasma products according to SOP when instructed or when plasma product unsuitable for transfusion. Completes final disposition of blood products from a quarantined status according to instruction given on DERs related to pending test results received and prohibiting factor report instructions given on the DER.
  • Labels and releases all blood products in accordance with current good manufacturing practices and departmental standard operating procedures. Locates products manufactured from a unit of Whole Blood suitable for labeling. Identifies products visually that are unsuitable for transfusion as defined by SOP. Labels and label-validates each product in accordance with SOP. Places products into appropriate storage conditions. Packs and validates cartons of products for bulk distributions.
  • Performs specialized manufacturing of blood products as required: Cryoprecipated AHF., all Autologous donation products, low volume red cell products and CPD red cell manufacturing. Locates appropriate product for manufacture into specialized products or as ordered by external customer. Performs manufacture and modification process in accordance with SOP while maintaining critical temperatures and integrity of product. Accurate computer entry of modification to ensure accurate outdating of final modified product. Inspects products for suitability prior to release. Notifies customer in a timely manner if products are unacceptable for use. Labels modified products and makes decision on label and product code use based on original collection for ISBT symbology. Releases product for distribution or places product into appropriate storage condition. Participates in departmental on-call rotation. Provides required contact information to enable a supervisor to reach during off-duty hours. Responds to calls within 15 minutes and reports to work when required within 2 hours of receiving call. Presents to work to perform the required functions of the on-call responsibilities within the specified time specifications ensuring the customer and or patient needs are met.
  • Prepares samples for transport to testing laboratory. Sorts and reconciles samples against Donor Services sample report to ensure all samples requiring testing are received for shipment to LifeSource. Packs samples under appropriate storage conditions for transport to testing laboratory. Creates computer lab groups and enters all samples for shipment into the computer system; accurately, precisely and efficiently. Ensures all samples requiring specialized testing (Chagas, etc) are maintained with separate lab groups to ensure testing is completed by the testing laboratory. Reconciles all physical samples to computer reports for each lab group created.
  • Performs all other duties, at the discretion of management, as assigned.


REQUIREMENTS:

Knowledge/Education
  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Two years of post-high school education preferred.
  • MLT or MA credentials preferred.
  • Knowledge of computers.
  • Knowledge to perform simple mathematical functions.

Licenses/ Certifications

None.

Experience
  • Two years previous experience in health care or laboratory preferred.
  • Legible handwriting is required.
  • Attention to detail and ability to concentrate and perform multiple tasks simultaneously are required.
  • Ability to work flexible shifts or overtime.

Skills/Abilities
  • Must possess the skills and abilities to successfully perform all assigned duties and responsibilities.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • The employee must be able to recognize deviations from SOPs or potential product or process failure.
  • Must be able to work in a highly structured/regulated environment and maintain performance under potentially stressful conditions.
  • Ability to make decisions based on predefined guidance or SOPs.
  • Language skills must include the ability to read, write, speak English effectively and follow oral and written instructions consistent with policies and procedure, SOPs or other requirements.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to perform preliminary investigation of problems and work with the Supervisor of Manufacturing Operations for potential resolution.


Blood Systems Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Our organization is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to accommodation@bloodsystems.org or call 1-844-220-2612 to let us know the nature of your request. A representative will respond to accommodation requests within two business days. Please note that this email/phone number is for medical/disability accommodations only and any other inquiries will not receive a response.

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Company
Vitalant
Posted
01/01/2022
Salary Range
$27,000.00 - 49,000.00
per Year
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Location
Pittsburgh, PA 15220, US
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