Medical Technologist or Clinical Lab Scientist (ASCP MT or CLS)

American Red Cross St Louis, MO

About the Job

Please use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox when accessing Candidate Home. By joining the American Red Cross you will touch millions of lives every year and experience the greatness of the human spirit at its best. Are you ready to be part of the world's largest humanitarian network? Job Description: Responsibilities: 1. Consult and communicate with staff at other medical facilities, to resolve complex serologic problems and provide special units to transfusion recipients. 2. Manage receipt, coordination, shipment and transport of patient and donor blood samples. Assist in daily workflow of patient and donor work. Documents supply and equipment problems. Manage reagent inventory including ordering, receiving, inspecting and preparing reagents. 3. Perform and interpret basic and complex donor and/or patient testing procedures and complete required quality control, as appropriate to state and federal regulations. Recognize testing irregularities, identify the cause, determine the solution and resolve the problem. Assist Technologist I and II in problem resolution. 4. Maintain, edit and review computer and manual records to assure accurate record keeping. Maintain accurate, legible and complete records. Also perform maintenance, repair and validation of laboratory equipment and software maintenance. 5. Assume lead responsibilities such as record review and training. Assist in concern management. * -------------------- Scope: Must be able to work independently and demonstrate independent problem-solving skills. Provide training and guidance to new technologist and technicians. On call responsibilities. * --------------------- Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's degree in Biological Science or Chemistry with MT(ASCP) or BB(ASCP)/ equivalent certification. SBB (ASCP) preferred. Licensure if required by state. Experience: minimum of 5 years of blood banking experience. or Education: Bachelor's degree in Biological Science or Chemistry. Licensure if required by state Experience: Minimum 7 years of blood banking experience. Management Experience: N/A Skills/Abilities: Good written and verbal skills to communicate effectively with internal and external customers. Leadership skills. Ability to work on a team. Travel: May involve variable locations and some travel. * Combination of candidate's education and general experience satisfies requirements so long as the total years equate to description's minimum education and general experience years combined (Management experience cannot be substituted). * --------------------- Physical Requirements: Available to work overtime, other shifts, early mornings, evenings, holidays and weekends. Requires standing, stretching, stooping and bending for extended time periods. Lift, pull, push and move objects of up to 50 pounds. May work in walk-in refrigerator/freezers for periods of time. Work under pressure and within time standards. Required to wear protective clothing such as lab coats, gloves, face shields, etc. when there is exposure to blood and blood products and/or where work location requires. Ability to use a wide variety of lab or medical equipment. Ability to use a personal computer and applicable software for sustained periods of time. DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day. The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. The American Red Cross is a diverse nonprofit organization offering its employee's professional development and growth opportunities, a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a collaborative team spirit environment. To be considered for this position, please visit www.redcross.org/jobs to apply. To view the EEOC Summary of Rights, click here: Summary of Rights