RDP Supervisor, Consultation & Reference
Blood Center Headquarters (La Concha)
RDP Supervisor, Consultation & Reference
Hours Per Week:
GULF COAST REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER
Location: 1400 LaConcha Lane in Houston, Texas 77054
TITLE/CODE: RDP Supervisor, Consultation & Reference/ SUPLABEX
DEPARTMENT: Consultation & Reference Laboratory
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Reporting to the Consultation & Reference Laboratory Manager, this position monitors inventory of antigen-typed RBCs, assists in supervision of staff, development and maintenance of policies and procedures and monitoring of quality assurance activities of the department. Involves frequent contact with internal/external customers and donors, requiring good judgment, diplomacy and tact.
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.
- Organizes and supervises daily activities of the Rare Donor Program, including reports, antigen typing, and equipment maintenance
- Maintains and manages Rare Donor antigen-typed inventory.
- Provides technical support and assistance with communicating Rare Donor needs to Collections, Marketing and Recruitment staff
- Collaborates with Hospital Services and Business Development staff to optimize hospital utilization of antigen-typed inventory
- Supervises daily activities of the Commercial Donor Program, including order fulfillment, shipping, ad-hoc requests and vendor management
- Monitors inventory of reagents, supplies, etc.
- Performs antigen screening, other routine serological evaluation in Consultation Laboratory. Performs other duties in the Consultation and Reference Laboratory as assigned.
- Prepares lectures for local/regional education programs (MT, SBB, other).
- Trains new employees.
- Assists in interviewing, hiring, evaluation, counseling and dismissal of employees.
- Assists in preparation and maintenance of Standard Operating Procedures.
- Participates in QC and QA improvements within the department.
- Enforces The Blood Center's policies on EEO, Affirmative Action and Safety/Health.
Directly supervises Consultation Tech I's, II's, III’s and Specialists in the Rare Donor Program. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
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
Bachelor's degree from an accredited program in Medical Technology (Medical Laboratory Science) or related science from four-year college or university; and a minimum of three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS
Medical Laboratory Scientist - MLS (ASCP) or equivalent
Specialist in Blood Banking (SBB) (preferred)
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute percentages and volumes.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Patient Blood Management (PBM)
Excellent communication skills
Computer Literate: Microsoft Office, BECS System, Safetrace Tx and Business Objects preferred
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 sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 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 risk of electrical shock and blood and/or blood components. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and extreme cold. The noise level 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.
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.