Job Description

City:
Houston
State/Territory:
US-TX

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GULF COAST REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER

Location: 1400 La Concha Lane in Houston, Texas 77054

 

Position Title: Consultation Lab Specialist 

 

Join our team of heroes!

Are you looking for more than a job? We are hiring technically astute and highly talented Laboratory Professionals to join our team.

Reporting to the Manager, this role is responsible for performing complex and routine serological investigation and testing.  Involves frequent contact with internal and external customers, requiring good judgment and diplomacy. 

This role is great for those who work with precision, are inquisitive, have a knack for quality and takes pride in delivering quality service to community partners and patients.

 

JUST FOR YOU:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package.
  • Texas Medical Center location with free parking.
  • Education and Career advancement.
  • Engaging and exciting opportunity to SAVE LIVES.

 

Tips to thrive in our culture:

  • Embody our Core Values of Commitment, Integrity, and Respect
  • Work to actively create experiences that inspire others to save lives, each and every day.
  • Embrace doing it right, making connections, and creating desired experiences.
  • Comply with all organizational policies and standards, including safety rules, and be willing to report actual and potential violations to the appropriate supervisor or manager.

 

In this role, you’ll:

  • Plan and implement testing strategies as well as perform, document, and interpret tests necessary to resolve complex serological problems.
  • Provide information on serologic problem resolution to clients.
  • Perform antigen screening to locate antigen-negative blood.
  • Prepare consultation reports in Microsoft Word.
  • Assist as needed in internal and external education programs (MT, SBB, other) with lectures, mentoring, etc. Prepare wet samples for educational purposes.
  • Participate in QC and QA improvements within the department.
  • Obtain current information in the field through utilization of professional journals, in-services, workshops, seminars, etc.
  • Receive specimens and orders in the Transfusion Management System application for Transfusion Services.
  • Perform, interpret, and document in Transfusion Management System routine compatibility testing, type and screen, antibody identification, and routine donor serological testing.
  • Issue and Return Products in the Transfusion Management System application.
  • Evaluate acceptability of requests and patient samples per established guidelines.
  • Enter patient demographics into Transfusion Management System. Record, place and fill orders for antigen-negative red blood cells in BECS (blood established computer software). 
  • Monitor inventory of components, reagents, and supplies.
  • Prepare washed and deglycerolized rbcs; prepare reagents. 
  • Perform quality control and preventative maintenance as assigned.
  • Freeze rare cells in liquid nitrogen & freeze rare antisera.
  • Communicate with external customers regarding patient requests and samples, rare donor donations, and/or ARDP.
  • Communicate with internal customers.
  • Enforce The Blood Center’s policies on EEO, Affirmative Action and Safety/Health.

 

We need someone who:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in a laboratory science or related field.
  • MT/MLS/BB from an accredited program (ASCP or equivalent) and minimum of one-year recent (within past 2 years) experience in an Immunohematology Reference Lab; or
  • SBB from an accredited program (ASCP or equivalent) with less than 3 years of Immunohematology Reference Lab experience; or
  • SBB from an accredited program (ASCP or equivalent) and minimum of three-year recent (within past 3 years) experience in an Immunohematology Reference Lab.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • MT/MLS/BB – ASCP or equivalent certification required
  • SBB (ASCP or equivalent) strongly preferred

 

DIPLOMA OR TRANSCRIPT MUST BE PROVIDED AND KEPT IN PERSONNEL FILE FOR EMPLOYEES PERFORMING MODERATE OR HIGH COMPLEXITY TESTING

 

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.

 

Think you have what it takes to save lives with us? We want to hear from you.

 

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.

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