Medical Technologist II
The Blood Bank Technologist accurately performs, interprets and carefully documents all technical Blood Bank procedures necessary for the appropriate and safe transfusion therapy of all patients. These duties include: serologic testing; component preparation and issue; computer documentation of work; quality control; and preventative maintenance of equipment. The technologist generally works independently, organizing work to meet patient work load. The Blood Bank technologist maintains job competence through in –house and other available continuing education. The position also requires effective communication and interpersonal skills.
Key Behaviors/Performance Criteria
The following criteria, denoted by the acronym I-CARE, are expectations for every employee at the University of Rochester and are delineated in the Strong Commitment training presented to all employees:
Integrity – I will conduct myself in a fair, responsible, and trustworthy manner.
Compassion – I will act with empathy and understanding towards others.
Accountability – I have an obligation to take responsibility for my actions and to join with my colleagues in realizing the hospital’s vision.
Respect – I will treat patients, families and colleagues with dignity and sensitivity, valuing their differences.
Excellence – I will rise above the ordinary through my personal efforts and those of my team.
Perform and interpret routine Blood Bank tests, including ABO/Rh typing, direct and indirect antiglobulin tests, crossmatches, transfusion reaction workups, fetal screen and Kleihauer-Betke stains (40%) (E)
Perform circulator duties to include logging in of specimens, checking patient computer files, prioritizing and triaging work, component preparation, component issue, answering phones, and other miscellaneous tasks. (24%) (E)
Blood product processing and manipulation: rejuvenation, freezing, deglycerolizing, washing, pooling, thawing including completion of corresponding paperwork (25%) (E)
Perform daily reagent quality control (E) and participate in equipment quality control and preventative maintenance (NE) (3%)
Perform antibody identifications by using routine antibody panels and reference procedures including the use of enzymes, synsorbs, absorptions/elutions, antibody titrations, antigen screening and other specialized tests. (2%) (E)
Perform irradiation of blood products (2%) (E)
Perform retypes on units received from other facilities, process and input products into inventory, monitor inventory levels for appropriateness and order additional products if necessary (2%) (7)
Participate in stocking supplies, cleaning general lab areas, and answer phones when designated individual is unable (1%) (NE)
Participate in other duties as assigned (1%) (NE)
Participate in continuing education
Attendance and prompt arrival is expected for scheduled shifts.
Required to rotate shifts, weekends and holidays as assigned with on-call responsibilities
Work with potentially hazardous materials following lab safety procedures.
Comply with department and University policies and procedures.
- Directly reports to the assistant supervisor of the shift
- Must be NYS Licensed or eligible for NYS licensure.
BSMT degree, or
BS degree and one-year experience, or
An equivalent combination of education and experience
Good interpersonal communication skills
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How To Apply
All applicants must apply online.
EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
Pay Range: $ 31.50 - $ 40.95 Hourly
The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.
Location: Strong Memorial Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 094 Blood Bank-Clin Labs SMH
Schedule: 11 PM-7:30 AM; WKENDS/HOL