Coordinates the daily activities of staff in the blood bank. Supervises the on-going technical operations of the section.
Ensures the validity and accuracy of test results. Coordinates staff, materials and equipment needs.
1.Supervises Blood Bank staff, including training, discipline. Authorizes overtime as needed to ensure efficient workflow and adequate coverage. Responsible for ongoing evaluation of job performance.
2.Oversees timely filling of all transfusion requests. Prepare blood or blood products for patient use and reports to Blood Bank Director on a timely basis related to technical and professional problems.
3.Ensures compliance with AABB, FDA, CAP, JCAHO, and Department of Health Standards for blood according to usage and projected need.
4.Monitors supplies of reagents to ensure adequacy at all times. Also orders blood according to usage and projected need.
5.Maintains adequate amounts of lab supplies and initiates steps to increase or decrease quantities as necessary. Removes expired blood products on a timely basis with proper record keeping.
6.Performs periodic quality control checks on equipment. Reviews daily quality control performed by others on items including freezers, refrigerators, centrifuges, incubators, donor room equipment, worksheets, and computer review.
7.Actively assist in in-service education of the staff.
8.Performs related duties, as required.
Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology or related degree, required.
Licensed by New York State Education Department (NYSED) as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist (or Cytotechnologist, as appropriate to area of assignment).
American Society for Clinical Pathology SBB certification, preferred.
Minimum of six (6) years pertinent clinical laboratory experience, required. Prior supervisory experience, preferred.