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Senior Clinical Laboratory Specialist - Reference Lab
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  Job posted:   Thu May 17, 2018
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Senior Clinical Laboratory Specialist - Reference Lab
## Description
**Do you want to be a part of a life saving organization?**
Since 1948, BloodSource (West Division of Blood Systems) has proudly served as a leader in the blood banking industry. We are a globally-recognized leader in blood transfusion medicine and scientific advancements within our industry.
**Our Mission**
**BloodSource is committed to growing with our communities and to consistently provide a readily available, safe blood supply. We do this by doing what's right: Meeting the needs of patients, physicians, hospitals and donors.
Blood donations provide life-saving treatments to accident victims, surgery patients, cancer patients and many others in need. Thanks to the generosity of donors throughout Northern and Central California, we are the source of nearly every drop of blood used in over 40 hospitals in the region. BloodSource donors from Merced to the Oregon border, from Solano County east to Lake Tahoe, are a lifesaving source close to home and across the nation to help other blood centers unable to go it alone.
At BloodSource, we remain steadfast in our commitment to collect, test, process and deliver the safest blood and blood components - wherever the need, whenever the need.
**Vision and Values**
BloodSource promotes a value system that ensures quality and integrity in all endeavors. Outstanding customer service; response to crises big and small: a safe and respectful environment for staff and guests; a commitment to research; education and training; and providing opportunities for community volunteerism are the values that allow us to meet the demand for a safe and adequate blood supply. Our vision is to be the model blood services provider as we strive to improve patient health with precious resources of blood.
We are looking to fill a**Sr. Clinical Lab Specialist in our Reference Lab in Mather, CA** for our Graveyard Shift.
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:30 pm - 6:00 am. Shift Differential Pay 13%
Under minimal supervision, this position is responsible for performing routine testing of biological specimens and reviewing test results and quality assessment data. This position is also responsible for providing skilled technical support in the laboratory. Works with other team members to ensure timely, quality, test results.
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.
May assist with coordination of workflow, training, and mentoring of support staff, as required.
Maintains accurate records and documentation. Ensures donor, patient, and employee confidentiality.
Performs preparation and prequalification of reagents and routine testing of biological samples.
Performs record review.
Performs and oversees preventive maintenance and quality assurance on equipment. Identifies malfunctions on more complex equipment. Performs trouble shooting and notifies appropriate personnel if additional service is needed.
Performs equipment calibration, as necessary.
Maintains inventory of supplies and reagents.
Maintains the cleanliness of equipment and work areas. Ensures adherence to safety guidelines.
Assists in reviewing results for proficiency survey sample testing.
Investigates deviations in testing, quality control, and preventive maintenance. Makes recommendations for corrective action. Brings to attention of appropriate personnel.
Assists in coordination and performance of evaluations of reagents, equipment, and new testing methods.
Assists with performing required competency assessments and completing documentation.
Participates on process improvement teams.
Performs all other duties, at the discretion of management, as assigned.
## Qualifications
**Knowledge/ Education**
Bachelor's degree _required_.
Must satisfy CLIA requirements for High Complexity Testing _required_.
**Licenses/ Certifications**
**NOTE: Requirements vary based on the specific laboratory.**
Immunohematology Reference **Laboratory**** (****IRL**)
* Certification as a Medical Technologist or Specialist in Blood Banking (SBB) by a recognized certifying agency _required_.
**Histocompatibility Laboratory** (HLA)
* Certified Histocompatibility Specialist (CHS) _preferred_.
Cellular Therapy Laboratory (CTL)
* Valid driver's license _required_.
* Meet and maintain company driver eligibility _required_.
* Certification as a Medical Technologist, Certified Histocompatibility Technologist (CHT) or Blood Banking Technologist (BB) by a recognized certifying agency _preferred_.
**NOTE: Requirements vary based on the specific laboratory.**
Immunohematology Reference **Laboratory**** (****IRL**)
* Five years clinical laboratory testing experience _required_.
* One year IRL experience _preferred_.
**Histocompatibility Laborator****y** (HLA)
* Five years clinical laboratory testing experience _required_.
* Five years experience in HLA or molecular testing _preferred_.
Cellular Therapy Laboratory (CTL)
* Five years clinical laboratory testing experience _required_.
* Two years experience in component/Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell (HPC) production _required_.
Must possess the skills and abilities to successfully perform all assigned duties and responsibilities.
Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
Must have analytical, statistical, personal organization, and problem solving skills.
Ability to work in a team environment and participate as an active team member.
Must have proficient computer skills.
Must have good customer service and interpersonal skills.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Able to organize, prioritize, and execute a variable workload and multiple priorities.
Our organization is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to or call 1-844-220-2612 to let us know the nature of your request. A representative will respond to accommodation requests within two business days. Please note that this email/phone number is for medical/disability accommodations only and any other inquiries will not receive a response.
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All candidates who receive a conditional written offer of employment will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug test in accordance with the Company's established guidelines.
*Organization:* BSI Business Group
*Primary Location:* United States of America-California-Mather
*Work Locations:* 6501 CA Mather McCuen (146486) BloodSource 10536 Peter A McCuen Blvd Mather, 95655-4128
*Shift:* Day Job
*Travel:* No
*Job Posting Close Date:* Jun 30, 2018
*Job Function:* Laboratory
*Req ID:* 18667
*Employee Status:* Full-time, Regular

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