MetroWest Medical Center is the largest community health care system between Worcester and Boston. MetroWest Medical Center is committed to providing high quality, comprehensive care, at a location close to home. The 307-bed regional healthcare system includes Framingham Union Hospital, Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick, and the MetroWest Wellness Center. MetroWest Medical Centerhas been named to the 2019 Americaâ��s 100 Best Hospitals List by Healthgrades.
SCHEDULE: Per Diem, Days
Under minimal supervision and according to established procedures, performs all pre-transfusion testing on all blood and blood components. Performs antibody identification, antibody elutionâ��s, prenatal testing, and various special procedures. Ensures quality and safe delivery of care to patients of all ages.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
TECHNICAL: Performs ABO, Rh, antibody screen, antibody identification, compatibility testing and special procedures on patients of all ages. Interprets patterns to determine blood types and compatibility status.
COMMUNICATION: Communicates with physicians, staff nurses, operating room personnel, phlebotomists, physiciansâ�� offices, other laboratories, other hospital blood banks, blood suppliers, approved hospital vendors and patientsâ�� families, if applicable.
QC/QA: Performs all QC according to the established schedule. Responsible for completion of intensive QA program which meets FDA, CAP, and hospital requirements. The program includes procedure audits, proficiency testing, required reading assignments and posted material for
CEUâ��s. Performs proficiency surveys on rotation basis. Adheres to safety regulations and completes hospital on-line assigned competencies
DOCUMENTATION: The Blood Bank Tech is responsible for recording in logbook or computer all specimens that are received in the lab, results of all tests as they are observed, all components prepared, all units of blood components received, issued, or shipped to other facilities, all QC results, and all QA issues or complaints.
SPECIAL DUTIES: Performs phenotyping on donor blood. Evaluates new procedures and new equipment. Performs a wide variety of special procedures for infant transfusions, transfusion of Cancer Care Center patients and prenatal patients. Prepares special blood components as needed for Plasma-exchange procedures and for surgical procedures. In the absence of the manager, is responsible for the daily schedule and workflow.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Frequent walking, standing, bending, and stooping. Constant exposure to blood. Constant concentrated effort is required during testing performed for transfusion.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skill and/or abilities associated with the job.
Please be advised that candidates must successfully complete a background check and pre-employment health
screening which includes a drug screen.
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, AND OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Completion of an associateâ��s or baccalaureate degree in a Clinical Laboratory Science or Medical Technology, or Baccalaureate Degree in related science from an accredited school.
Meets the requirements an qualifies as a technologist under CLIA laboratory regulations.
National certification eligible by ASAP, AT, or HEW.
MLS/MT/MLT or equivalent.
2-years of blood banking experience, preferably as a Generalist.
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Job: Laboratory and Clinical Technicians
Primary Location: Framingham, Massachusetts
Facility: MetroWest Framingham Union Hospital
Job Type: PT2Y
Shift Type: Days
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