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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
Come bring your passion for Blood Banking to the Red Cross!
California State 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 IRL Technologist in Blood Banking to
work in our reference lab performing specialized testing to serve
our local hospital clients.
This will be a 2nd shift position, with extensive training on
The position is represented by a union bargaining agreement.
As an IRL Technologist, staff can expect to perform (in
accordance with standard operating procedures and applicable
regulatory requirements) basic and advanced donor and patient
tests, and interpret results to determine donor-recipient
compatibility. Primary job responsibilities may include:
- Resolving compatibility problems
- Providing complex reference and consultation services to
hospitals and transfusion services
- Performing automated and manual test procedures on blood
Other IRL Technologist duties may include:
- Managing receipt, coordination, shipment and transport of
patient and donor blood samples and documenting supply and
- Managing reagent inventory (ordering, receiving, inspection and
- Recognizing/resolving testing irregularities and assisting
other Medical Technologists in problem resolution.
- Consulting with staff at other medical facilities, to resolve
complex serologic problems and providing special units to
- Performing maintenance, repair and validation of laboratory
equipment and software
- Maintaining accurate records
- Performing manufacturing duties associated with special blood
products, if applicable.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Biological Science or Chemistry
with MT or BB/ equivalent certification. SBB preferred. California
State Licensure required by state.
Experience: minimum of 5 years of blood banking experience.
Management Experience: N/A
Skills/Abilities: Good written and verbal skills to communicate
effectively with internal and external customers. Leadership
skills. Ability to work on a team.
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.
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volunteers, who represent more than 90 percent of our workforce to
help prevent and alleviate human suffering. You can make a
difference by volunteering in a position that appeals to you and
allows you to use your unique skills and talents. The Red Cross
relies on generous volunteers who give their time and talent to
help fulfill our lifesaving mission.
Visit redcross.org/volunteertoday to learn more, including our
most-needed volunteer positions.
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