Are you interested in a career where you could help save lives every day?
Come work for an organization that gives back – our mission is to: connect lives, share life!
Our organization’s promise and mission is fulfilled through an intricate network of individuals and groups, harnessing their singular focus to assist patients in their time of need. When you join The Community Blood Center, you’re helping to save lives right here in our community.
The Processing Technologist is responsible for the performance of a variety of laboratory procedures involved in infectious disease testing, component preparation, labeling, and storage. Performs patient immunohematology workups. Medical Laboratory Scientist candidates are encouraged to apply.
Work Hours: 32 hour work week with rotating evening and weekend call coverage.
Start time ranges from 5am – 9am with 8 hour shifts
40 hour work week during training
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Other duties may be assigned):
- Performs infectious disease testing, CMV, RPR, HLA, NAT, and other chemistry testing, ABO typing, antibody screens and identification, antigen typing, and computer data entry.
- Performs patient immunohematology and platelet crossmatch workups.
- Responsible for properly shipping and handling supplemental/additional test samples.
- Performs required maintenance and QC on a timely basis.
- Prepares, stores, labels, and filters blood components and reagent donations as necessary.
- Adequately performs proficiency survey samples and competency assessments.
- Takes on-call and associated responsibilities.
- Checks computer data entry, work-lists, and component inventories for accuracy and completeness.
- Responsible for the performance of bacterial inoculation of apheresis platelet samples as required by applicable regulations and SOPs.
- Maintains a neat, clean work area.
- Appropriately separates and packages biohazard waste.
- Accountable for the economical use of materials and the proper use of equipment while performing duties and responsibilities.
- Complies with all policies and procedures as outlined in the CBC Employee Handbook, CBC SOPs or directives. Maintains current level of job-related skills by attending inservices and training sessions and reading publications.
- Attends staff meetings, mandatory CBC inservices, continuing education programs and other meetings as required.
- Requires an Associates or Bachelors degree in Science or related health care, or equivalent experience.
- Must be MT(ASCP) certified (or equivalent) or eligible.
- Must meet the educational requirements of CLIA to perform high complexity testing.
- Must be able to follow and perform procedures; be organized, careful of details, and able to follow directions with accuracy; be cordial in dealings with fellow employees and customers.
- Must have good telephone and interpersonal skills.
- Must work with moderate to fluctuating loud noise levels.
- Requires high degree of acute vision, standing, walking, moderate amounts of lifting, carrying and bending.
- Must maintain a neat clean work area, and present a neat and clean appearance, dressing professionally.
- Exposed to potentially infectious agents, electrical equipment, and needles.
- Employee may occasionally be required to lift objects or materials weighing up to 60 pounds.
Job descriptions are not intended, and should not be construed, to be exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job. They are meant to be accurate reflections of the principle job elements for making fair pay decisions.
The Community Blood Center
4406 W. Spencer St.
Appleton, WI 54914
The Community Blood Center is an EEO/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer