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.
Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology preferred or a related discipline.
Experience in a clinical laboratory or blood center preferred.
Medical laboratory technologist license preferred.
Candidates will have an opportunity to get NY State limited license for HPS processing.
Previous experience in laboratory work preferred.
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