Medical Technologist (Reference Lab)

The Blood Center   New Orleans, LA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on September 9, 2023
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Our Reference Laboratory is one of only 55 AABB accredited Immunohematology Reference Laboratories in the country. Come join a dynamic team in performing molecular immunohematology testing, performing routine and complex transfusion service testing, and assisting area hospitals in saving lives by resolving unexpected serologic results. Position requires excellent organizational, communication and computer skills with a certification by a recognized certifying agency and a LA CLS license. Positions available: Days: 7:30 am-5:30 pm four days a week Evenings: 1:00pm-11:30pm four days a week 7 on/7 off: 7:30 pm-7:30 am The Blood Center pays a competitive starting wage and full benefits package including paid holidays, health, dental and life insurance on date of hire, paid time off after six months and an employer contributed retirement plan. 


POSITION'S PRIMARY PURPOSE Essential functions of the Medical Technologist are performing all transfusion service testing, maintain the rare donor file and assist in the resolution of unexpected serologic results encountered during donor processing and perform routine component quality control.


Essential Physical Requirements: The Medical Technologist position requires continual reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, repetitive motions and finger use. Stooping, crouching and lifting are occasionally required.

Working Conditions: This position's essential functions will be accomplished in a well-lighted, air-conditioned laboratory. This employee is subject to hazards, atmospheric conditions and long periods of viewing a computer terminal, microscope monitor-type equipment.

Education: A BS in Medical Technology or BS in Science with appropriate certificate, MT (ASCP) or MT (ASCP)

SBB Knowledge and Skills: This position must have blood banking knowledge and experience in resolving complex antibody problems. 

Licenses: MT (ASCP) (SBB preferred) and a LA CLS-G license

Use of Machinery and Software: Computer terminal, printer, cell counter, microscope, telephone, fax, cell washer, centrifuge, BB refrigerator, BB freezer, incubator, safetraceTX and Safetrace

Experience: Extensive blood bank background Knowledge and Skills: This position must have blood banking knowledge and experience in resolving complex antibody problems.