Donor Testing Technician I

Innovative Blood Resources

St. Paul, MN

JOB DETAILS
HEADQUARTERS
St. Paul, MN, US
LOCATION
St. Paul, MN
POSTED
30+ days ago
Overview:

Memorial Blood Centers (MBC.ORG), a division of Innovative Blood Resources (www.innovativebloodresources.org), has been saving and sustaining lives since 1948. We supply blood and blood components, state-of-the-art laboratory services, and biomedical expertise to area healthcare partners, national blood centers, biotechnology companies, research institutions, and international clients. Operating 10 donor centers and conducting hundreds of blood drives each month, we are proud to be an independent nonprofit that supplies over 30 area hospitals and more than a dozen air ambulances with life-saving blood—from our community, for our community.  

Responsibilities:

Summary:

 

This position precisely and accurately performs sample handling/tracking/testing for one or more of the following: serologic testing for markers of hepatitis B, hepatitis C, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV), syphilis, cytomegalovirus (CMV), red cell antibody screen, NAT(PCR),  Chagas (T CRUZI) and additional viral screening assays on both blood donor and patient samples. Completes all required ancillary duties including reporting of test results, quality control/quality assurance activities and records maintenance. Operates a variety of computer systems and lab equipment, performs periodic equipment maintenance as necessary, performs primary review of test records, monitors and maintains adequate laboratory supplies, provides excellent customer service to both external and internal customers.

 

Schedule: 3rd Shift, 4 shifts Sun - Wed: 8:00pm - 6:30am (training for 6-8 weeks on first shift)  

 

Job Responsibilities:

 

As defined by CLIA, this position is responsible for specimen processing, test performance and for reporting test results.

 

A.   This position performs tests that are authorized by the CLIA laboratory director and performs tests that require a degree of skill commensurate with the individual's education, training or experience, and technical abilities.

 

B.   When performing testing this position must:

  1. Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting, and maintaining records of patient test results.
  2. Maintain records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens.
  3. Adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed.
  4. Follow the laboratory's established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance.
  5. Be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either must correct the problems or immediately notify the correct personnel.
  6. Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications.

C.   Promote and contribute to a culture of safety through compliance with all safety SOP’s to include wearing proper personal protective equipment (PPE) such as safety goggles, gloves, lab coats and proper shoes.  Promptly report all safety violation observations and/or safety concerns to the donor testing leadership team.

 

D.   Understands and delivers on customer needs.   Utilizes service recovery responses when appropriate.   Monitors and addresses customer complaints related to the quality systems.

 

Benefits:

 

Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage

  • For full-time employees working at least 30 hours a week and their qualified dependents
  • Coverage begins on the 1st of the month following first day of employment

Retirement

  • 403 (b) with company match
  • Roth option  available

Healthcare Spending and Reimbursement Accounts

  • Health Savings Account with employer contribution
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

Disability Benefits

  • Employer-paid short-term and long-term disability

Life Insurance

  • Employer-paid basic life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance

Voluntary Benefits

  • Life Insurance (beyond company-provided amount)
  • AD&D Insurance (beyond company-provided amount)
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Accident Insurance
  • Hospital Indemnity Insurance
  • Legal Assistance Program

Training & Development

  • Tuition Reimbursement Program  

Work/Life Balance

  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Sick Leave

 

Qualifications:

Education:

  • BS degree in chemical, biological, or clinical laboratory sciences with minimum requirement of 6 credits of biology and 6 credits of chemistry  completed. Or, BA in core sciences (approval is dependent on transcript review).
  • Graduate of CLIA approved degree program where laboratory experience was obtained and accompanies a working knowledge of good laboratory practices.

Other:

  • Must possess attention to detail, accurate transcription of numbers, good written and oral communication skills, and computer input/retrieval skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment or independently, good decision making skills, ability to work irregular hours or overtime as dictated by departmental needs.  Must comprehend and apply clinical laboratory procedures and theory.  

About the Company

Innovative Blood Resources