Laboratory Technician - Donor Center

  • York, PA
  • York Hospital
  • Blood Resources
  • Full Time - Day/Evening
  • Allied Health
  • Req #: 67563
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Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the appropriate supervisor, performs a variety of general support and technical duties in specimen procurement, central processing, clerical office, blood resources, anatomic pathology, and/or a technical section. May function in on- and/or off-site service areas. May serve as an instructor for the Phlebotomy Program. May work any part of a 24 hour period. May perform occasional in-charge duties in the absence of immediate supervisor. Routinely obtains and disseminates information. May be required to accept on-call responsibilities.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. May document competency of students and provide feedback to appropriate managers and/or supervisors regarding progress. Maintains open lines of communication with Laboratory Education & Safety Specialist regarding the Phlebotomy Program and other training initiatives. Obtains feedback from students to improve the training for Support Services
  2. May identify quality issues as they relate to educational, safety and laboratory function with regard to Support Services.
  3. Reports safety concerns, violations and/or questions to the appropriate individual and may assist with the completion of reports, summaries and inspections in order to assist with compliance safety related agencies. May conduct regularly scheduled fire drills and safety audits, and maintain accurate and complete Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) libraries for area(s) of assignment.
  4. Oversees the work of other personnel by training, allocating and monitoring work. Performs work of a similar nature.
  5. Performs the donor eligibility screenings, donor and patient phlebotomy.
  6. Performs routine and/or specialized testing and procedures with supervision as appropriate.
  7. Performs a variety of duties at progressively greater skill levels under varying degrees of supervision; records results. May operate a variety of laboratory instruments.
  8. Enters or retrieves data from established computer files.
  9. Assists in care and maintenance of laboratory work area and furnishings/equipment.
  10. Attends meetings as required, and participates on committees as requested.
  11. Performs other related duties as identified
  12. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient population. Assesses and interprets patient age specific data and provides appropriate, age specific treatment. Provides direct patient care to assigned patient age group(s).
  13. Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.
  14. Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  15. Maintains professional growth and development.
  16. Maintains required records, reports, and statistics as directed.
  17. Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Experience:
    • 1 - 2 years
    • Donor Center experience is preferred
  • Minimum Education:
    • High School or G.E.D.
  • Preferred Courses:
    • Medical Terminology; Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Phlebotomy Program required
  • Skills:
    • Performs component preparation and platelet aphaeresis.
    • Excellent customer service skills required
    • Req Protective Equipment
      • Eye Protection
      • Face Protection
      • Lab Coat or Apron
      • Mask
      • Non-Sterile Medical Gloves
      • Sterile Medical Gloves
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