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Laboratory Technologist (Cord Blood Days & Weekends) at Vitalant

Posted in Health Care 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Montvale, New Jersey





Job Description:

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Under the general direction of the Laboratory Supervisor of the Cord Blood Department, the Laboratory Technologist/Technician will be responsible for performing all steps required to properly process progenitor cell products, using aseptic technique in accordance to the departmental Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Performs all assigned duties in compliance with internal SOPs and external regulations. Brings compliance issues to the attention of management.

  • Assures quality customer service to all customers.

  • Maintains good attendance and punctuality per the absence policy.

  • Performs manipulations of products according to laboratory SOPs to achieve predetermined endpoints such as depletion of particular population of cells, volume reduction, and cell recovery.

  • Performs testing to assess product content and safety, including nucleated cell counts, sterility sampling, CFU assay determination of CD34+ cells and cell viability.

  • Ensures the Stem Cell products and reagents inside freezers and refrigerators are kept in a neat, clean and organized manner.

  • Assists with the preparation and the allocating of reagents and media and making sure that only validated and not expired reagents are used during processing.

  • Report any nonconformance’s observed during processing to an immediate supervisor or Laboratory Director.

  • Reviews files and test results for accuracy and completeness.

  • Scanning and archiving laboratory records.

  • Participates in weekend and holidays rotations when necessary.

  • Performs all other duties, at the discretion of management, as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

Knowledge/Education


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology preferred or a related discipline.

  • Experience in a clinical laboratory or blood center preferred.

Licenses/ Certifications


  • Medical laboratory technologist license preferred.

  • Candidates will have an opportunity to get NY State limited license for HPS processing.

Experience


Previous experience in laboratory work preferred.

Skills/Abilities


  • Must possess the skills and abilities to successfully perform all assigned duties and responsibilities.

  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.

  • Working using aseptic methods.

  • Knows how to use pipettes.

  • Be able to calibrate instruments and follow laboratory procedures described in SOP’s.

  • Effectively work independently and in a team environment.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to perform calculation manually in order for example to calculate cell recovery.

  • Use of computer, specially Excel and Word document