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Consultation & Reference Lab Tech II, RDP

Company: Gulf Coast Blood Center
Location: Houston
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Position Title: Consultation & Reference Lab Tech II, RDP

Location 1: Blood Center Headquarters (La Concha)

Hours per week: 40

Work week: M-F

Shift: 3PM-11PM

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 guidelines.
  • 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

Keywords: Gulf Coast Blood Center, Houston , Consultation & Reference Lab Tech II, RDP, Healthcare , Houston, Texas

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