Position Description

QC Lab Technologist I
Job Code 4570
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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: QC Lab Technologist I  

Department: QC Laboratory 

 

Join our team of heroes!

Are you looking for more than a job? We are hiring a detail-oriented QC Lab Technologist I to join our team.

This is a team-oriented position that requires strong communication skills, adaptability, self-motivation and collaboration within a positive work environment. This position performs CLIA moderate and high complexity testing. Under supervision, the position prepares and tests samples from blood components to determine if the products meet established quality control standards, and tests donor/patient and product samples for cell-based immunotherapy.  Involves frequent contact with internal and external customers, requiring good judgment, diplomacy and tact.

This role is great for those who enjoy using their talents to add value to critical operations.

 

JUST FOR YOU:

  • Career advancement opportunities.
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package.
  • Texas Medical Center location with free parking.
  • 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 will:

  • Prepares samples from blood components for quality control testing.
  • Moderate and High Complexity Tests: Performs testing, prepares reagents, and performs/documents quality control and preventive maintenance according to standard operating procedures and completes results in a timely manner. Updates results from workstation computer to the computer system and enters and verifies manual results and quarantines units as required. 
  • Moderate Complexity Tests: Reviews testing performed by other staff to ensure test validity prior to updating results to the computer system.
  • Performs apheresis platelet bacterial culture sampling, testing and test result entry into computer system.
  • Performs pathogen reduction of apheresis platelets.
  • Performs daily release procedure for apheresis platelets.
  • Performs basic troubleshooting of instrumentation.
  • Assists in monitoring inventory.
  • Participates in quality control and quality assurance activities within the department.
  • Completes at least 12 hours continuing education per year.
  • Follows SOPs and complies with OSHA, FDA, AABB, cGMPs and other regulatory standards.
  • Promotes a positive work environment and exhibits team supportive behaviors. Actively helps team members to achieve optimal department results.
  • Assists with validations and projects as assigned.

 

We need someone who has:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a laboratory science and at least one-year job-related experience. Recent graduates within one-year will be considered.
  • MT/MLS, BB (ASCP or equivalent) is 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 biohazard 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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For questions or updates regarding your status in the application process, please contact Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Recruitment Center at 1-866-497-6945.