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American Red Cross Medical Technologist I, IRL in Charlotte, North Carolina

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By joining the American Red Cross you will touch millions of lives every year and experience the greatness of the human spirit at its best. Are you ready to be part of the world's largest humanitarian network?

Job Description:

As one of the nation's premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. We provide about 50% of the nation's blood supply as well as humanitarian relief at home and abroad. We save lives every day. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity.

Come bring your ASCP Clinical Lab Scientist (CLS) or Medical Technologist (MT) license and passion for blood banking to support the life-saving mission of the American Red Cross Blood Services. We are looking for a full time Specialist in Blood Banking to work in our reference lab performing specialized testing to serve our local hospital clients.

As a Medical Technologist, staff can expect to perform (in accordance with standard operating procedures and applicable regulatory requirements) basic and advanced donor and patient tests, and interpret results to determine donor-recipient compatibility. Primary job responsibilities may include:

• Resolving compatibility problems

• Providing complex reference and consultation services to hospitals and transfusion services

• Performing automated and manual test procedures on blood samples

Other Medical Technologist duties may include:

• Managing receipt, coordination, shipment and transport of patient and donor blood samples and documenting supply and equipment problems

• Managing reagent inventory (ordering, receiving, inspection and preparation)

• Recognizing/resolving testing irregularities and assisting other Medical Technologists in problem resolution.

• Consulting with staff at other medical facilities, to resolve complex serologic problems and providing special units to transfusion recipients

• Performing maintenance, repair and validation of laboratory equipment and software

• Maintaining accurate records

• Performing manufacturing duties associated with special blood products, if applicable.

• Assuming lead responsibilities such as record review and training; assisting in concern management. - Tech III

• Performing staff orientation and competency assessments, if applicable. Performing external customer education. - Tech III

Shift: Monday - Friday - 2nd Shift (afternoon start)-rotating on-call is required..

Qualifications:

MT(ASCP) or BB(ASCP) /equivalent , bachelors degree with major in biological science or chemistry plus 3 years of blood banking experience, Licensure if required by state MLT (ASCP). Minimum 4 years of general laboratory experience, Licensure if required by state. Good written and verbal skills to communicate effectively with internal and external customers. Ability to work on a team. May involve variable locations and some travel

Physical Requirements:

Available to work overtime, other shifts, early mornings, evenings, holidays and weekends. Requires standing, stretching, stooping and bending for extended time periods. Lift, pull, push and move objects of up to 50 pounds. May work in walk-in refrigerator/freezers for periods of time. Work under pressure and within time standards. Required to wear protective clothing such as lab coats, gloves, face shields, etc. when there is exposure to blood and blood products and/or where work location requires. Ability to use a wide variety of lab or medical equipment. Ability to use a personal computer and applicable software for sustained periods of time.

Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Interested in Volunteering?

Life's emergencies don't stop, and neither do American Red Cross volunteers, who represent more than 90 percent of our workforce to help prevent and alleviate human suffering. You can make a difference by volunteering in a position that appeals to you and allows you to use your unique skills and talents. The Red Cross relies on generous volunteers who give their time and talent to help fulfill our lifesaving mission.

Visit redcross.org/volunteertoday to learn more, including our most-needed volunteer positions.

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