Medical Technologist: Blood Bank – Lab: Blood Bank – 4177
- Boston, MA
- Work Address: 750 Washington Street Boston MA 02111
- Shift: Rotating
- Job Category (for posting purposes): Lab Services
- Employment Type: Part Time
It takes a lot of very smart, hard-working and talented people to provide the level of care that we give to our patients. Tufts Medical Center is an internationally respected academic medical center and we pride ourselves not only on the sophistication of the care we deliver, but the compassionate way in which we provide it. And that starts with our employees.
The blood bank medical technologist’s goal is to optimize patient care by achieving excellence in technical and interpersonal skills. A blood bank technologist will perform duties in both the Blood Bank Transfusion Service (BBTS) and Stem Cell Processing Lab (SCPL). A new blood bank technologist will be under supervision until fully trained. The BBTS technologist will perform routine and non-routine testing, blood component preparation, quality control, inventory control, equipment maintenance, irradiation of blood products, release of blood products to the floors, clinics and OR’s for transfusion, washing and deglycerolizing appropriate blood products and resolving complex antibody identifications. The BBTS technologist will provide Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell (HPC) processing, inventory control, record keeping, and issue of HPC products for transplant. The BBTS technologist will assist in updating and writing SOPs and will participate in quality assurance tasks as assigned.
Consistently applies the corporate values of respect, honesty and fairness and the constant pursuit of excellence in improving the health status of the people of the region through the provision of customer-friendly, geographically accessible and high-value services within the environment of a comprehensive integrated academic health care system.
Performs the following testing and processing in BBTS:
– ABO and RH typing, antibody screening
– Resolve complex antibody identifications and identify blood products suitable for transfusion.
– Compatibility testing.
– Preparation of blood products and components, following special protocols including transfusions for infants under 4 months, intrauterine transfusion, and high hematocrit red blood cell preparation.
– Washing and deglycerolizing appropriate blood products.
– Freezing red cells and FFP for future transfusion.
– Release of blood products to the floors, clinics and OR’s for transfusion.
– Antigen typings.
– Irradiation of blood products.
– Knowledge of AABB, CAP and FDA guidelines
– Computer competency.
– Entering blood products and components into the inventory.
– Process autologous and donor directed units.
– Manual record keeping and logs.
– Coordinate the influx and outflow of blood and blood products from the Blood Bank to patient floors.
– Quality control of equipment, reagents and processes.
– Communicate information between the Blood Bank and personnel inside and outside of the facility.
– Inventory control.
– Equipment maintenance.
– Rotates through weekend and holiday shifts.
– During emergency situations normal work hours and shift lengths may not apply.
– Provide on call coverage for minimally staffed shifts.
– Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed.
Performs the following testing and processes in SCPL:
– Processing Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell (HPC) on the COBE 2991 and COBE SPECTRA.
– Quality control of HPC equipment, reagents and processes.
– Freezing of HPC products in the KRYO 10 controlled rate freezer.
– Preparation of product and infusion cart for transplant.
– HPC inventory control.
– HPC processing for freezing.
– Other HPC procedures, routine and research, as developed.
Knowledge of AABB, FACT and FDA guidelines.
Viability testing of products.
Management of patient and donor processing records.
Sterile technique preparation of wash solutions for BM harvests.
Maintenance of the biologic hood.
During emergency situations normal work hours and shift lengths may not apply.
Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed.
- Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology required.
- Requires a current Medical Technologist registration (ASCP, HEW, CLS, MLT or equivalent)
- At least 1 year experience in a blood bank preferred, but will train otherwise suitable applicants
- Experience in Blood Bank technology, histocompatibility, laboratory procedures and techniques and a strong immunohematological background is preferred
- Competence in technical ability, a high degree of testing accuracy and laboratory techniques
- Sterile technique
- Problem solving skills
- Multitasking skills
- Good decision making processes and ability to prioritize
- Ability to work well under very stressful situations
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Ability to take direction and keep clerical errors to a bare minimum
- Knowledge of quality control and quality assurance
- Ability to work with a minimum of supervision
- Excellent organizational and record keeping skills
- Strong computer skills and knowledge of blood bank computer modules is preferred
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES STATEMENT:
Must be able to perform all essential functions of this position with reasonable accommodation if disabled.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. New England Medical Center reserves the right to modify position duties at any time, to reflect process improvements and business necessity.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.