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LAU Medical Center - Rizk Hospital

Blood Bank Technician

Expire Date: 
Thu, 10/31/2013
Category: 
Department: 
Blood Bank
Work Schedule: 
Regular hours (45 hours / week) Ensure the guards as needed service.
Requirements: 

B.S. in medical laboratory or equivalent required.
Minimum 2 years' experience as Blood Bank Technician is preferred.

Required Skills: 

Good knowledge in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
Excellent verbal and written English skills. French is a plus.
Knowledge of laboratory safety and infection control procedures and practices including standard precautions and hazardous chemical handling.
Knowledge of good laboratory practices (GLP) and other regulatory agency standards within area of responsibility.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients.
Excellent customer service skills.
Attention to detail and maintaining accurate lab notebook.
Must have aptitude for technical problem solving.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to work effectively as part of a team effort and as an individual contributor.
Willingness to learn new techniques and procedures.
Able to work any scheduled shifts.
Able to perform under pressure.

Responsibilities and Duties: 

Interact with patients, conduct interviews and test samples to screen potential donors.
Carry out splitting units of blood collected. Store bloods draws and maintain documentation and records.
Perform both routine and specialized tests in blood donor centers, transfusion services.
Perform blood collection and processing, including selecting donors, collect blood, typing blood, molecular testing and perform viral marker testing to ensure the safety of the patient.
Perform Hemato-immunologic techniques for the preparation of blood products.
Manage and perform the technique Cytapheresis therapy and plasma exchange.
Manage the stock of the Blood Bank and the management of office supplies.
Complete and update all relevant books and records to ensure traceability of blood products.
Check for blood group antigens, compatibility, and antibody identification.
Investigate abnormalities such as hemolytic diseases of the newborn, hemolytic anemia, and adverse reactions to transfusion.
Support physicians in transfusion therapy for patients with coagulopathies (diseases affecting blood clotting).
Collect, label and prepare blood, plasma and other components for transfusions.
Set up, maintain, calibrate, clean, and test sterility of medical laboratory equipment.
Prepare standard volumetric solutions or reagents to be combined with samples, following standardized formulas or experimental procedures.
Analyze the results of tests or experiments to ensure conformity to specifications, using special mechanical or electrical devices.
Analyze and record test data to issue reports that use charts, graphs, or narratives. .
Inspect equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
Provide Outstanding Customer Service by demonstrating effective and appropriate communication and interpersonal skills.
Be aware of the role of the position and its potential impact on patient care, the work unit, the department, and facility operations and seek to satisfy client expectations.
Maintain constructive, open communication with supervisors, co-workers and customers.
Assist lab leadership in the completion of miscellaneous duties.
Share daily workload within the Blood Bank. Make a contribution to section and department objectives.
Assist with the orientation and training of new staff/students.
Read and adhere to all laboratory policies and procedures.
Perform, review and document all quality control according to established policies and procedures.
Participation in the development and management of quality system in place.
Maintain patient confidence by keeping laboratory information confidential.

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