Job Description

City:
Nacogdoches
State/Territory:
US-TX

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GULF COAST REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER

Position Title: Consultation Lab Tech III/Phlebotomist

 

Join our team of heroes!

 

Are you looking for more than a job? We are hiring a person that enjoys cross training and working in the lab and as a phlebotomist.

The Consultation Lab Tech III/Phlebotomist is responsible for prepares special blood components and performs patient testing, as well as serve as a hospital services representative. Additionally, the performance of routine work related to the set up/tear down of mobile sites, the screening, collection and hematroning of blood and blood products during facility operations and mobiles as needed. This position has routine contact with hospital staff both by phone and in-person, frequent contact with the donor public, and blood clients requiring a high level of customer service...  This position rotates on call duties to provide afterhours consultation services and back up to hospital services on call staff.  

This role is great for those who are astute, precise and have a passion for using their talents to support the community. 

Just For You:

  • Career advancement opportunities.
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package.
  • 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:

  • Perform, interpret, and document in the BECS (blood established computer software) patient and routine donor serological testing. Prepare consultation reports.
  • Select, perform, and interpret more complex antibody identification, using specified special techniques as required to resolve blood investigative patient problem under the guidance of Technical Services Manager.
  • Communicate with internal and external customers regarding patient requests and samples.
  • Prepare reagents. Prepare wet samples for educational purposes. Enter rare cell samples into Access Data Base.
  • Record and place filled orders for antigen-negative red blood cells in the BECS.
  • Initiate and complete incoming and outgoing hospital orders in the BECS.
  • Perform necessary quality control activities and documentation.
  • Perform Driver I duties as well as acting Shift Coordinator duties when necessary.
  • Assists with the loading, unloading, set-up and tear down of equipment at mobile donor and/or NDC sites.
  • Performs pre-donation screening, venipuncture, and post venipuncture care of donors in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures
  • Rotate on-call duties to provide afterhours services for consultation services and serve as backup to on-call Driver II.
  • Assists in orientating and training other staff members.. Must comply with OSHA, FDA, AABB, cGMP and other regulatory standards and adhere to the Blood Center’s standards and policies.
  • All duties as assigned.

We need someone who has:

  • Certified MLT (ASCP or equivalent) new graduate from an accredited two-year or four-year educational institution; or 
  • MLS (ASCP or equivalent) with recent (within past 1-2 years) blood bank and immunohematology experience preferred; or
  • MLS new graduate eligible to take certification exam; certification must be obtained within 6 months of employment. 
  • For MLTs, ASCP certification or equivalent required at hire.
  • For MLS with relevant experience, ASCP required upon hire; if new graduate, certification must be obtained within 6 months of employment.  Failure to obtain certification within required time frame may lead to termination of employment.
  • Valid Texas Driver's License (TDL) plus acceptable driving record. 
  • Must meet standards of The Blood Center’s Vehicle Safety Program

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 stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds without team lift assistance. Employee must occasionally push and/or pull up to 150 pounds. Employees are required to be familiar with 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 regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, outside weather conditions, extreme cold or heat, toxic or caustic chemicals, and blood and/or blood components, as well as other bio-hazardous material.   The employee is frequently exposed to risk of electrical shock.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, 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.

Who We Are:

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization and is accredited, licensed, and inspected by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), AABB as well as local and state authorities. Serving the largest medical campus in the world, The Blood Center has grown to more than 650 employees and serves more than 170 hospitals and health care institutions in the 26-county Texas Gulf Coast, Brazos Valley, and East Texas regions. As it pertains to stability, we have been in business for over 45 years with no threat of mergers or acquisitions; and growing stronger as we gain more partnerships within the business community. 

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.

 

Function/Industry Titles: MLT, MT, MLS, Medical Laboratory Technician, Medical Laboratory Technologist, Medical Lab Tech, Blood Banking Technologist, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Medical Laboratory Technician, Medical Technologist, Medical Technician, Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Clinical Laboratory Technician, Lab Specialist, Phlebotomist, Venipuncture 

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