Consultation & Reference Lab Tech II, RDP
Company: Gulf Coast Blood Center
Posted on: January 27, 2023
Position Title: Consultation & Reference Lab Tech II, RDP
Location 1: Blood Center Headquarters (La Concha)
Hours per week: 40
Work week: M-F
Driving position: No
Description: GULF COAST REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER Location: 1400
LaConcha Lane in Houston, Texas 77054 TITLE/CODE: Consultation
Technician II, RDP / LABTEC2C DEPARTMENT: Consultation & Reference
Laboratory (Rare Donor Program) SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY Under
moderate supervision of Consultation Management, this position
prepares special blood components and performs donor tests.
Responsibilities involve frequent contact with internal and
external customers, requiring good judgment, diplomacy and tact.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other
duties may be assigned. Management retains the discretion to add to
or change the duties of the position at any time.
- Evaluate and process special component requests per established
- Communicate with external customers regarding patient requests
for rare blood, rare donor donations, and/or ARDP.
- Record, place and fill orders for antigen-negative rare red
blood cells in SafeTrace.
- Monitor Rare Donor antigen-typed inventory.
- Monitor inventory of reagents and supplies.
- Prepare washed, frozen, and deglycerolized RBCs.
- Perform equipment preventative maintenance.
- Prepare reagents.
- Participate in department new hire training program. OTHER
REQUIREMENTS Safety Must not pose a direct threat or significant
risk of substantial harm to the safety or health of himself/herself
or others. Must comply with all applicable safety rules and
policies and be willing to report actual and potential safety
violations to the appropriate supervisor or manager. Attendance
Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such level as is
determined in The Blood Center's sole discretion. Regular Hours
Full time: Must be regularly available to work at least 8 hours per
day, 40 hours per week, or such days or hours per week as The Blood
Center determines are necessary to meet business needs. Overtime or
additional hours (applicable only to non-exempt positions) Must be
available and willing to work such overtime or additional hours per
day or per week as The Blood Center determines is necessary or
desirable to meet business needs. Weekends and Holidays Must be
available and willing to work such weekends and holidays as The
Blood Center determines are necessary or desirable to meet its
business needs. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This job has no
supervisory responsibilities. QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job
successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential
duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION AND
EXPERIENCE MT/MLT degree from an accredited college or university
with certification (ASCP or equivalent) is preferred. New health
science major graduates are eligible to apply. OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT
OF DEGREE MUST BE PROVIDED AND KEPT IN PERSONNEL FILE.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS American Society of Clinical
Pathologists (ASCP or equivalent certification) or equivalent to
2-year degree in applied science or clinical experience. PROOF OF
CERTIFICATION MUST BE PROVIDED AND KEPT IN PERSONNEL FILE.
LANGUAGESKILLS Ability to read and interpret documents such as
safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and standard
operating procedures. Ability to communicate effectively with staff
and clients. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to add, subtract,
multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers,
common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute percentages and
volumes. REASONING ABILITY Ability to apply common sense
understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral
or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several
concrete variables in standardized situations. OTHER SKILLS AND
ABILITIES Must be flexible with working hours and days. Computer
literate: Microsoft Office Word and Access, BECS (blood established
computer software), LMS. POSITION DRIVING STATUS Non-driver
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing
the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use
hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop,
kneel, crouch or crawl and talk and hear. The employee frequently
is required to stand and walk; occasionally required to sit, climb
or balance. The employee must frequently lift and\or move up to 25
lbs. Employees are required to be familiar with and abide by the
team lift requirements as specified in the Safety Program in an
effort to prevent bodily injury and for the health and safety of
others. Specific vision abilities required by this job include
close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision,
depth perception and ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT The
work environment characteristics described here are representative
of those an employee encounters while performing the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
frequently exposed to blood and blood components as well as other
biohazardous materials, moving mechanical parts and extreme cold.
The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals,
risk of electrical shock, and risk of radiation. The noise level in
the work environment is usually moderate. Job duties involve an
inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood
with a risk of exposure to Hepatitis and HIV. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
EMPLOYER STATEMENT The Blood Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Employment Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants for positions
are considered without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion,
national origin, age, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, transgender status, military status, protected veteran
status, disability status, genetic testing results or any other
basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable law, statute,
regulation or Executive Order. PI202071338
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