Lab Tech I- College Station, TX
Blood Center of Brazos Valley
Lab Tech I- College Station, TX
Hours Per Week:
GULF COAST REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER
Location: 1701 Rock Prairie Road, College Station Texas 77845
TITLE/CODE: Lab Tech I
DEPARTMENT: Regional Center
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Position performs work requiring critical thinking in component production and completion of duties related to hospital orders/deliveries, etc. throughout scheduled shift and during after-hours calls.
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.
Process, organize, identify and document component production daily with complete accuracy into the computer system or manually if needed.
Complete incoming and outgoing hospital orders, maintain proper arrangement of blood component inventory, and maintain hospital inventories within predetermined ranges.
Take inventory of available blood supply and maintain proper arrangement of units available for distribution;ensure proper receipt/documentation of incoming inventory.
Pack all blood components to meet/maintain transit temperature requirements.
Deliver blood components to and pick up returns from designated locations.
Inspect and verify blood component numbering, labeling, and appearance.
Perform necessary steps to remove unacceptable products from inventory; assist as necessary in the daily process of securing quarantined components.
Provide assistance with daily release, audit of inventory, and component production.
Perform necessary quality control activities and documentation.
Organize, apply product labels, and store all components produced with complete accuracy, ensuring all procedures are followed.
Promptly respond and prepare special patient use requests/assignments and recognize/interpret special procedures or tags on units.
Rotate on-call duties to provide after-hours deliveries and address any equipment alarms.
Maintain the laboratory in a clean and safe manner, must comply with OSHA, FDA, AABB, cGMP and other regulatory standards to ensure accuracy, potency, proper identity, and safety of all products.
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.
Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such level as is determined in The Blood Center’s sole discretion.
Full time: must be regularly available to work at least 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week, or such other days or hours per week as The Blood Center determines are necessary to meet business needs.
Overtime (applicable only to non-exempt positions)
Must be available and willing to work such overtime per day or per week as The Blood Center determines is necessary or desirable to meet business needs..
Weekend 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.
Must be able to work at off-site locations occasionally and to either transport self to same.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
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
High school Diploma or GED. Prior experience in a production or inventory control environment preferred but not required.
DIPLOMA OR TRANSCRIPT MUST BE PROVIDED AND KEPT IN PERSONNEL FILE FOR EMPLOYEES PERFORMING MODERATE OR HIGH COMPLEXITY TESTING
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid Texas Driver's License and acceptable driving record.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence, independently. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
Ability to apply and interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations where only limited standardization exists.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Excellent internal and external customer service skills
Computer literacy (Safe Trace) required
POSITION DRIVING STATUS
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; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk; occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. The employee must regularly push or pull up to 150 pounds. Employees are required to be familiar with and abide by the team lift requirements as specified in the Safety Program. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
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 regularly exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, extreme cold, and blood and/or blood components, as well as any other biohazard materials. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
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.