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Medical Technologist - IRL Lab

Company: Lifesouth Community Blood Centers
Location: Gainesville
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers is currently seeking a skilled individual for a Medical Technologist position in our Immunohematology Reference Laboratory (IRL) in Gainesville, FL. This position is responsible for performing and interpreting clinical laboratory tests that require the exercise of independent judgment. We are looking to fill one evening shift and one overnight shift.Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:- Perform only those tests authorized by the Technical Director- Follow the clinical laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results- Participate in and maintain records that demonstrate proficiency-testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens- Adhere to the clinical laboratory's quality control policies, document all quality control activities and ensure instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance is performed in accordance with the laboratory's approved policies and procedures- Follow established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the defined acceptable levels of performance- Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either correct the problems or immediately notify a supervisor, manager or director- Document all corrective action taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications- Exercise professional judgment in evaluation, specimen integrity, results accuracy and inter-result validity and take corrective action as necessary. Such corrective action can include, but is not limited to: specimen rejection, recollection and/or retesting using the same or alternate methods and/or utilizing other skills to ensure validity and accuracy of testing at all times- Perform specialized lab testing for cellular therapies and lab testing for the quality control of cellular therapies and blood components. Complete cord blood unit processing and cryopreservationMinimum Qualifications:- Bachelor's degree in Clinical Laboratory, Chemical or Biological Science- National certification such as MT/CLS, MLS (ASCP) or equivalent- Current Florida Medical Technologist license- Clinical laboratory training program or three years of pertinent clinical laboratory experience with a minimum of six months in the specialty of the position- Valid driver's license. Must also meet and maintain LifeSouth driver's eligibility requirementsThe ideal candidate will possess:- Blood banking experienceCompetitive Benefits Package:- Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) plan- Health, dental, vision, supplemental life, cancer, accident and disability insurance- Health Savings Account (HSA) with employer match- Retirement plan- Wellness program with incentives and HSA rewardsThis is a full time position. Starting salary range is $27.00 - $32.40 an hour. Shift differential may apply. LifeSouth offers a competitive benefits package and great career development opportunities. Background check and drug test required. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/DFWP/Tobacco Free.The position description may not include all the duties and responsibilities of the job. Duties and responsibilities that are not listed, but which the employee may be expected to perform, will fall within the scope of the skills, knowledge and training for the position.LifeSouth is a Drug-Free and Tobacco-Free Workplace. LifeSouth is an affirmative action employer and provides equal opportunity to all persons, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, transgender status, gender identification, disability, status as a protected veteran, national origin, color or any other classification in accordance with federal, state and local statutes, regulations and ordinances. LifeSouth complies with all laws and regulations associated with the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).If you require any assistance to complete the application process or during the interview due to a disability, please contact the LifeSouth region where you are applying or call 1-888-795-2707 to request an accommodation. Applications may be completed at a LifeSouth facility or mailed to corporate headquarters in lieu of the on-line application process.#HP

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