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Clinical Laboratory Coordinator - Blood Bank - 7am-3:30pm

Company: University of Texas M.D. Anderson
Location: Houston
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

The hours of this position are Monday - Friday 7am-3:30pm with rotating weekends and holidays. The ideal candidate will be ASCP certified

The MD Anderson Cancer Center Transfusion Medicine Section is a combination of two sections, Transfusion Service and Donor Operations. MDA transfuses over 190,000 blood components (red blood cells, platelets, plasma, granulocytes, MNCs, etc.) per year, and is considered the largest single hospital-based Transfusion Service in the U.S. serving the needs of cancer patients. In addition to blood and blood components, the Transfusion Service acquires, stores and distributes all tissue used for clinical purposes, except for bone marrow, cord blood and stem cells.


Ensures regulatory preparedness at all times

  • Ensures competency assessments are completed according to guidelines.
  • Ensures compliance with all regulatory and safety standards and enforces policies and procedures.
  • Documents receipt, routing, and completion of CAP proficiency testing and follows up with supervisors on any unacceptable results for corrective actions and reply to CAP.
  • Maintain procedure manuals, education records, quality and all CAP and CLIA standards.
  • Serve as a technical resource for staff and internal customers.

Ensures laboratory meets quality and productivity standards

  • Ensures adequate quality control methods are implemented according to standard and addresses quality control issues.
  • Is a subject matter expert.
  • Ensures supplies and equipment are ordered and maintained to meet laboratory needs.
  • Assists with data base testing and recommends modification to the database.
  • Ensures productivity is sufficient to meet time constraints established for current procedures and processes.
  • Continually explores process improvement and efficient operation opportunities.
  • Perform clinical lab assays, tests, and procedures as appropriate.
  • Coordinate new test/protocol development and oversee the development and maintenance of new policies and procedure documents.

Responds to the section's needs by meticulously reviewing, interpreting and assistance in writing reports for pathologist review and sign-out demonstrating accuracy and a high standard of quality.

Manages customer service interactions and relationships with diplomacy and professionalism

  • Initiate, develop, and manage relationships and networks
  • Show sincere interest in others and their concerns. Listen to feedback and input in a professional manner,
  • Demonstrate attention to others
  • Acknowledges and listens to differing perspectives in a group. Performs personnel supervision duties including, but not limited to, counseling supervisors or techs, monitoring Techs PDM progress, competency assessments, and orientations. Assists in oversight with the development of new tests, procedures, or instrumentation.

Other duties as assigned

Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, Molecular Genetic Technology or a related science field (Biology, Chemistry, Physiology). Eight years of experience in a clinical laboratory to include three years of lead or supervisory experience. Depending on the laboratory, American Society of Clinical Pathologist (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) OR Certified Histocompatibility Technologist (CHT) by the American Society for Histocompatabiilty & Immunogenetics (ASHI). It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 138594
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • FLSA: exempt and eligible for additional compensation for hours worked beyond your usual schedule, paid at a time and a half rate
  • Work Week: Day/Evening, Rotating, Weekends
  • Fund Type: Hard
  • Pivotal Position: No
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 79,600
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 99,500
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 119,400
  • Science Jobs: No

Keywords: University of Texas M.D. Anderson, Houston , Clinical Laboratory Coordinator - Blood Bank - 7am-3:30pm, Other , Houston, Texas

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