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- Perform analyses of biologic and related materials in hospital, environmental, occupational, epidemiological, toxicological, or research and development laboratories; and teach medical laboratory sciences.
- Perform donor registration in the LIS and donor care for allogeneic, autologous, and therapeutic collections. Perform physical exam and evaluate medical history to determine donor eligibility.
- Understand all immunohematologic procedures required for appropriate donor ABO/Rh (blood grouping and Rh factor) testing. Comprehend all donor screening test results to maintain quality of products and their effectiveness. Enter results accurately in LIS.
- Perform component collection, processing, manufacturing, and labeling to include the preparation of red blood cells, fresh frozen plasma, recovered plasma and apheresis platelets, and plasma.
- Store blood and manufactured products under appropriate conditions and quarantine blood components, if applicable.
- Process donor units for transport to 81 MDG Blood Donor Center, as appropriate. Prepare, receive, and distribute blood product shipments to required destinations.
- Consult with the OIC or Technical Supervisor to establish daily requirements for blood and components.
- Troubleshoot equipment and schedule preventative maintenance through the Medical Equipment Repair Center (MERC) as needed or recommended by the equipment manufacturer and national regulating agencies. Perform appropriate equipment maintenance.
- Adhere to inventory management with unit supply custodian to ensure adequate stock levels of consumable supplies are available within the blood donor center to minimize waste and ensure uninterrupted services.
- Assist in the follow-up of positive donor notifications IAW regulatory requirements.
- Ensure appropriate weekly blood component quota compliance is met and shipped within the requisite time frame.
- Coordinate with supervisor in planning work flow and duty schedules for assigned section(s).
- Maintain records as required by regulatory agencies. Prepare/review reports.
- Consult with other medical staff members to verify requirements for effective patient care.
- Perform and interpret clinical laboratory tests in any one or a combination of areas as described in the following sections of the laboratory: hematology, chemistry, urinalysis, serology, shipping, microbiology, and blood bank. Calculate test results and notice pertinent details of specimens under microscopic study.
- Obtain lab specimens and blood donor units directly from patients/donors by venipuncture/phlebotomy.
- Prepare slides for microscopic analysis, as necessary.
- Record test results and file reports in the CHCS and LIS.
- Perform records review, labeling, and lot release of all manufacturing records. Review documentation for completion and compliance with accreditation and licensure requirements; verify suitability of products released based upon review.
- Communicate with the section supervisor, pathologist, or general laboratory supervisor regarding unusual or abnormal test results
- Must have graduated from a medical laboratory technician training program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
- Must have and maintain certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician by the ASCP, NCA, AMT, or state licensure as a Medical Laboratory Technician required.
- Must have and maintain a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification as approved by the American Heart Association (AHA).
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