Reference Lab Supervisor
Reference Lab Supervisor (New Orleans)
The Blood Center Reference Laboratory team helps save lives every day! We are at the forefront of patient care and provide ongoing training plus an engaged and responsive Management team! We are looking for a Reference Laboratory Supervisor at our New Orleans location. Come lead our dynamic team in assisting area hospitals in saving lives!!
What you will do: * You will be a partner in decision making * You will resolve discrepant serologic patient results * You will perform routine transfusion service testing * You will perform complex antibody identification * You will perform molecular genotyping * You will be at the forefront of transfusion medicine at an accredited Immunohematology Reference Laboratory * You will maintain our extensive inventory or rare and frozen inventory * You will assist in validation of new equipment
What we are looking for: * Previous Laboratory supervisory experience * An SBB certification * LA MT CLS license * Intermediate to advance immunohematology knowledge 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.
PRIMARY FUNCTION: Oversee the operation of the reference/transfusion laboratory, assure that all testing, both routine and complex, are performed in accordance with regulatory agencies, aid the staff in obtaining rare donors units through ARDP and maintaining a frozen inventory of rare units in-house, all aspects of quality control are performed by competent staff appropriately and on time, assist in validation of new equipment and writing of new SOPs, update current SOPs in accordance with changes in regulatory standards, evaluate staff performance and assist in training of new personnel.
Licenses: MT (ASCP) or equivalent or MT (ASCP) SBB preferred and LA CLS license
Education: BS degree in Medical Technology or Science with appropriate credentials, MT (ASCP) or MT (ASCP) SBB
Experience: Two years supervisory experience in blood banking or at least five years of medical technology experience
Specific Skills: Computer knowledge and good communication skills, ability to consult with staff and clients on transfusion related issues, ability to organize and manage both staff and time, extensive blood bank knowledge and critical thinking and problem solving skills