Laboratory Specialist - Blood Bank at OU Medicine

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Job Description:

Position Title:

Laboratory Specialist - Blood Bank


Blood Bank

Job Description:

General Description:

Under general supervision performs complex professional technical and analytical work in a Blood Bank/Transfusion Services department.

Essential Responsibilities:

Responsibilities listed in this section are core to the position. Inability to perform these responsibilities with or without an accommodation may result in disqualification from the position.

  • Performs high complexity patient testing requiring advanced knowledge in a prompt and reliable manner according to established hospital and departmental policies.

  • Takes appropriate action in response to critical values or unusual or unexpected results, and documents action taken.

  • Ability to perform all testing and maintenance procedures within the section as needed.

  • Responsible for performing equipment maintenance, quality control and/or calibration of Blood Bank equipment and properly documenting actions taken based on approved schedule.

  • Follows established company and department policies and procedures. Follows the guidelines for safety, environmental, and infection control.

  • Assists department supervisor and coordinator with daily operation issues.

  • Sets up new methodologies, develops procedural protocols, and trains lab personnel and students in the performance of technical procedures and in the use of instrumentation.

  • Participates in performance improvement activities and supports the hospital in meeting JCAHO and CAP accreditation standards.

General Responsibilities:

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Graduate of MT/MLS/CLS program OR Graduate of MLT program with 2 years of experience in Blood Bank/Transfusion Services.

Experience: None

Licensure/Certifications/Registrations Required: National certification as an MT/MLS or MLT by a recognized organization (ASCP or AMT).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of clinical laboratory principles and techniques.

  • Knowledge of transfusion medicine (blood bank) and related laboratory specialties.

  • Knowledge of recent developments in medical laboratory techniques and developments.

  • Skill in conducting a variety of laboratory work independently.

  • Ability to organize, analyze and evaluate tests in terms of laboratory controls and methods and in replicating analysis.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

  • Knowledge of basic laboratory billing compliance rules.

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OU Medicine, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including PTO, 401(k), medical and dental plans, and many more. We know that a total benefits and compensation package, designed to meet your specific needs both inside and outside of the work environment, create peace of mind for you and your family.