Clinical Laboratory Scientist
Bonfils Blood Center - Denver, CO

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Position Summary:
Under general direction, performs and interprets complex serologic tests, provides blood products for patients with antibodies, answers technical questions, maintains inventories, and participates in continuing education and competency programs.

Position Responsibilities:
1.

Resolves antibody/compatibility problems.

1.1.

Performs complex serologic procedures and analyzes the results in order to identify red blood cell antibody specificities in transfusion candidates/recipients.

1.2.

Performs and interprets serologic tests on prenatal blood samples.

1.3.

Responds to telephone calls, physicians, nurses, community members to provide appropriate information about blood group serology and resolving antibody problems.

1.4.

Assists in researching new procedures and techniques.

2.

Maintains inventories

2.1.

Maintains the rare donor inventory, performs donor phenotyping to support this inventory, the sickle cell program and other special needs.

2.2.

Evaluates ARDP requests and fills the orders if possible.

2.3.

Prepares, orders, stocks and distributes routine and rare reagents to internal and external customers.

3.

Performs and participates in all areas of Quality Control and Quality Assurance.

3.1.

Staff training, proficiency and competency.

3.2.

Equipment and reagents.

4.

Complies with departmental, company and regulatory and accrediting agency requirements.

4.1.

Enters data in the computer and generates appropriate reports. Maintains the confidentiality, security and integrity of the computer database and records.

4.2.

Reviews department Operating Procedures (OP) revisions, reads all department OPs annually, writes/revises OPs.

4.3.

Reviews all OSHA requirements and MSDS annually.

4.4.

Assists with the orientation of new employees.

Teaches theory and practical applications to students, residents, fellows and the community.

5.

Provides training when requested on areas for which competency has been assessed and determined acceptable.

This is a full time, primarily Mon-Fri evening shift position with rotating weekends, holidays and on-call duties reporting to 717 Yosemite St. in Denver. The pay range is $23.51 to $30.81 per hour dependent on experience with a shift differential.

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in medical technology, clinical laboratory, physical or biological science AND/OR Master’s degree in medical technology, clinical laboratory, chemical, physical, or biological science and Medical Technologist (ASCP), Clinical Laboratory Scientist (NCA), or Blood Banking (ASCP) required

Experience:
Previous Transfusion Service/Blood Center experience preferred

Less than 5 years of immunohematology reference lab experience and/or transfusion service experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of immunohematology and general laboratory testing practices

Manual dexterity

Strong organizational skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Detail and accuracy

Ability to lift maximum of 40 pounds

Ability to handle multiple projects

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. We participate in the SSA/DHS E-Verify program. To read employee rights and responsibilities under the family and medical leave act, go to

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