Medical Technologist

Austin, TX

Job status
Full time
Paid personal time, 401K / Retirement plan, Disability Insurance, Vision Insurance, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Health Insurance
Job description
•Perform all patient testing functions. This includes, but is not limited to, viral marker EIA testing, ABO testing, antibody screens and work-ups, antigen testing and cross-matching, as well as RPR and CMV testing

•Process Apheresis platelet products and Acrodose platelet manufacturing according to manufacturer guide lines while ensuring compliance with FDA & AABB standards,

•Efficiently and thoroughly manage receipt of donor testing results from ETF. Ensure timely receipt of all testing results.

•Accurately label blood components that are available for distribution.

•Work as a team member to ensure the efficient release of safe blood products.

•Diligently and accurately follow all procedures for testing, maintenance, safety, and quality control.

•Ensure guidelines for good manufacturing practice and compliance with SOPs and applicable regulatory agencies are met. Actively seek guidance from department management when questions arise.

•Ensure all required timelines for proficiency and competency assignments are met.

•Maintain a clean and safe work environment by practicing all safety guidelines.

•Assist with validation protocols as requested by management.

•Assist the Laboratory Manager to maintain adequate reagent inventory and supplies through careful monitoring of reagent usage and placement of new reagent stock.

•As needed, learn special techniques for component preparation and administration.

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Education requirements
•Associates or Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science or equivalent.
•ASCP or NCA Certification as a Medical Technologist (MT), Medical Lab Tech (MLT), Clinical Lab Scientist (CLS), Medical Lab Scientist (MLS) or Blood Bank Technologist (BB) required
•Familiarity with, or ability to learn, cGMP, AABB and FDA regulations.
Experience requirements
•Punctual and dependable.
•Must be flexible and adaptable, as well as organized and detail oriented.
•Ability to focus in a busy and often noisy environment while making sound decisions at stressful moments.
•Must be able to multi-task
•Must be able to work in an area where biohazardous elements can exist.
•Ability to lift 25 pounds.
•Manual dexterity and good hand/eye coordination.
•Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
•Must be at least 21 years of age with a valid Texas Driver’s license, proof of insurance with the state required levels of coverage and an acceptable driving record.
•Must be able to participate in the rotating on-call schedule, full-time over nights Monday - Thursday 8:30 pm-5:30am