Jul 28, 2020

Medical Lab Technician (2) Various Locations throughout Texas & GA

  • BTL Technologies, Inc.
  • Augusta, GA (Ft. Gordon) US (Primary) El Paso, TX (F.t Bliss) US Killeen, TX (Ft. Hood) US San Antonio, TX (Ft. Sam) US
Full-Time Defense Government Health Care Other Skilled Labor

Job Description

Job Type Full-time Job Title Medical Lab Technician (2) Job Description

OUR CLIENT

This contract is in support of the support of the Armed Services Blood Program and the Army Blood Program mission to collect, process, test and provide quality COVID convalescent plasma and other blood products from volunteer donors and to coordinate the distribution of blood products to Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) worldwide in order or provide life-saving blood products.             

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Medical Laboratory Technician will perform a variety of duties to include but not limited to:

  • Performs personal interviews to obtain medical histories and visual inspections of blood donors, ensuring donors meet all
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) criteria and current manufacturing practices. Determines eligibility of potential donors based on judgment and in accordance with SOP and regulatory guidelines.
  • Screens subjects donating blood (e.g., volunteer blood donors, autologous and therapeutic patients) and exercises care to ensure are qualified for blood donation.
  • Takes vital signs (i.e., temperature, pulse, and blood pressure) and checks hemoglobin and/or hematocrit levels, ensuring prospective donors are eligible to donate blood.
  • Strips, segments, weighs, and stores whole blood units.
  • Records information, such as time started and stopped drawing blood.
  • Prepares samples to be sent to testing laboratory.
  • Receives and reviews test results, ensuring proper procedures are followed if irregularities or testing discrepancies are found.
  • Enters results into the computer system to update the files of blood donors and follow up log for serological testing of blood donor units.
  • Inputs all data on the blood products in the computer system to ensure proper release and inventory of products.
  • Labels units for shipment or storage in accordance with SOP to ensure accuracy and appropriateness of the release and use of the blood product.
  • Manufactures whole blood, packed red blood cells, platelets, fresh frozen plasma, COVID Convalescent Plasma and recovered plasma in accordance with SOP.
  • Maintains records on component preparations.
  • Performs quality control tests for red blood cells, platelets, and instrumentation in accordance with SOP.
  • Stocks blood donor, blood processing, and blood product manufacturing supplies and mobile equipment. Ensures stock levels are adequate.
  • Participates in mobile blood drives to remote sites.
  • Operates and performs daily preventive maintenance, repair, and quality control on blood bank equipment (e.g., centrifuges, automated apheresis, venipuncture instruments).
  • Performs specialized tests on platelets and leukoreduced products for quality control in accordance with standards.
  • Works with hazardous materials (e.g., infectious biological material) and adheres to established safety procedures to minimize potential danger to self and others.
  • Operates various computers and computer systems, to include blood donor center management system. Uses computer hardware and software programs to enter or recall data of donor registration and history, complete blood and component preparation, maintain test result tables, label units, control inventory, and ship blood products to various locations.
  • Records donor deferrals in the computer system per SOP.
  • Maintains legible and accurate records in accordance with regulatory requirements for all procedures (e.g., test results, collection, preparation, processing, inventory, shipping, quality control).
  • Collects and maintains quality control data and records as required. Provides input to the supervisor in evaluating new instrumentation, procedures, and products for possible future use.
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in the field of immunohematology and of serological testing of donor units.
  • Evaluates new techniques/equipment for use in the blood bank and provides recommendations.
  • May participate in the training and orientation of new personnel (military and civilian), reserve military personnel, and students in blood banking theory and operations.

Job Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Graduate and Graduate from a medical laboratory technician training program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) or educational program acceptable to the American Medical Technologist
  • One year of experience in a clinical laboratory in any one or a combination of the following sections: hematology, chemistry, cytology, histology, urinalysis, serology, microbiology, molecular, blood bank or in a blood donor center
  • Must possess current certification/registration as Medical Laboratory Technician or equivalent by the American Society for Clinical Pathology, American Medical Technologists or other agency approved by the Assistant Secretary Defense (Health Affairs), ASD(HA
  • Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal relations, including the ability to appropriately and courteously relate to internal and external customers
  • Must be computer proficient and familiar with MS word products
  • Familiarity with Enterprise Blood Management System (EBMS), Composite Health Care System (CHCS), MHS Genesis, and Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA) is desired
  • Must read, understand, speak, and write English fluently
  • Must be U.S. Citizen and be able to obtain and maintain required government security clearance.

CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO BE DIRECTED TO OUR WEBSITE FOR YOUR APPLICATION PROCESS:

https://btltech.mua.hrdepartment.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/1185

 

Location Augusta, GA (Ft. Gordon) - US (Primary)
El Paso, TX (F.t Bliss) - US
Killeen, TX (Ft. Hood) - US
San Antonio, TX (Ft. Sam) - US

Occupations

Laboratory-Pathology  

States

GA,   TX  

Security Clearance

NO Security Clearance

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