IRL Technical Trainer

American Red Cross Baltimore , MD 21203

Posted 2 days ago

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By joining the American Red Cross you will touch millions of lives every year and experience the greatness of the human spirit at its best. Are you ready to be part of the world's largest humanitarian network?

Job Description:

Come bring your ASCP Clinical Lab Scientist (CLS) or Medical Technologist (MT) license and passion for blood banking to support the life-saving mission of the American Red Cross Blood Services.

We are looking for a full time Immunohematology Reference Lab (IRL) Technical Trainer to work in our BALTIMORE, MD reference lab. First shift Monday-Friday schedule with occasional off-shift work needed for staff competency assessments in this 24/7/365 lab.

In this role you will:

Be responsible for developing and training on IRL curricula. Perform competency assessments.

Present or assist with educational presentations for internal staff and external customers. Perform all duties and responsibilities in compliance with standard operating procedures, Safety Quality Identity Potency Purity (SQUIPP), regulations outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Clinical Laboratory Information Act (CLIA), and other applicable Federal, state and local regulations.

Key responsibilities:

1.Train IRL staff as assigned, providing both classroom instruction and on-the-job training.

2.Manage receipt, coordination, and presentation of IRL educational curricula.

3.May act as Point of Contact (POC) for nationally released documents.

4.As assigned, provide documented communications to IRL staff as required by transmittal sheets and implementation plans.

5.Assist education staff in development of IRL curricula and training document development when appropriate.

6.Guide staff through IRL educational videos, including but not limited to ARC produced technical modules.

7.Grade tests contained within training tools. Report trainee progress to IRL manager/supervisor.

8.As assigned, perform competency assessments (annual and as needed).

9.Prepare samples and practice exercises for MT/SBB students rotating through the IRL. Serve as point of contact for students while they are in the IRL.

  1. Host teleconferences held at the region.

  2. Assist IRL staff in preparing educational presentations for external customers and professional meetings.


  • ASCP (MT/MLS/CLS or BB) or equivalent plus 3 years IRL experience or equivalent. SBB preferred.

  • Good written and verbal skills including computer skills to communicate effectively with internal and external customers.

  • Must be able to work independently and demonstrate independent problem solving skills. Provide training and guidance to technical staff. Leadership skills.

  • May involve variable locations and some travel. Occasional off-shift work needed for staff competency assessments in this 24/7/365 lab.

  • Requires standing, stretching, stooping and bending for extended time periods. Lift, pull, push and move objects of up to 50 pounds.

    May work in walk-in refrigerator/freezers for periods of time. Work under pressure and within time standards. Required to wear protective clothing such as lab coats, gloves, face shields, etc. when there is exposure to blood and blood products and/or where work location requires.

  • This is a sourcing requisition that is used to identify potential candidates for several similar positions currently vacant. If you are contacted by a member of the Talent Acquisition Team, you may be directed to apply to a specific, active job opportunity. The candidate profile you build for this requisition can be used to apply for other American Red Cross opportunities.

Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The American Red Cross is a diverse nonprofit organization offering its employee's professional development and growth opportunities, a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a collaborative team spirit environment. To be considered for this position, please visit to apply.

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