Posted on: January 7, 2021
Help save lives every day! This position promotes and advances
the mission of Bloodworks in saving lives by achieving excellence
in Transfusion Service in basic immunohematological testing and
procedures, order management, applying critical thinking in the
selection, preparation and distribution of components,
participating in quality functions, and by providing exceptional
customer and transfusion safety to our patients, hospitals and
patient care partners in the community.
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES - As a Technologist I:
Basic Immunohematological Testing and Procedures:
Perform immunohematological procedures under routine and emergency
protocols for the purpose of antibody detection, compatibility
testing, simple antibody identification, and investigation of
transfusion reactions, prediction/detection of Hemolytic Disease of
the Newborn, identification of RhIG candidates and other diagnostic
Understand special protocols for blood orders including Pediatrics,
Open Heart surgery, Liver Transplantation, ECMO, HSCT and other
special transfusion protocols. Process transfusion instructions
from transplant programs.
Issue blood components via electronic cross-match and remote
release via the Hemosafe (at applicable sites).
Recognize when advanced Immunohematology Reference Lab (IRL)
workups are required and route patient samples to IRL
Report results of tests performed to physicians, other health care
professionals, and institutions.
Perform cross-match testing and process orders during computer down
by accessing a downtime database and utilizing manual testing
records and manual transfusion reports.
Understand and follow Good Manufacturing Process as defined in
Perform required daily quality control on reagents and equipment;
recognize invalid results and perform initial problem solving.
Participate in troubleshooting and refer unusual issues to a senior
Technologist or Technical Specialist.
Operate and perform maintenance on equipment and automation used in
compatibility testing and component preparation.
Communicate equipment failures and take appropriate corrective
action per organizational SOP for Control of Equipment Failure and
Malfunction (BCQ 0606).
Respond to temperature alarms.
Appropriately document abnormal occurrences and variances from SOP
using the ETQ-Reliance system in a manner such that they can be
easily understood and properly coded by departmental quality, then
investigated by departmental management or delegates.
Participate in quality activities, including the development and
monitoring of quality indicators.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Must qualify as Testing Personnel, High Complexity Testing, under
CLIA personnel requirements found in Subpart M of the Code of
Federal Regulations. This typically requires a Bachelor's degree in
clinical laboratory science or chemical, physical or biological
sciences. This may also include an Associate of Science degree in
Medical Laboratory Technology program.
One of the following are also required: Current certification as
Blood Bank Technologist (BB-ASCP), Medical Laboratory Scientist
(MLS-ASCP), or Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT-ASCP) or
equivalent OR Immediate eligibility for certification as BB(ASCP)
Technologist, MLS(ASCP), or MLT(ASCP) or equivalent OR Successful
completion of immunohematology course through an accredited
BB(ASCP) and/or MLS(ASCP) certification is strongly desired.
Incumbents with these credentials start or advance one salary grade
Prior laboratory testing experience is strongly preferred.
This is a highly regulated position and is subject to meeting
various regulatory agency and accrediting body rules and
regulations. These may include, but are not limited to, FDA, AABB,
Weekends, holidays and flexible shifts/hours are required in this
Bloodworks Northwest is an equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status,
disability status, or any other characteristic protected by
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