Medical Laboratory Technician
California Cryobank - Los Angeles, CA

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Responsibilities include:
  • Demonstrate familiarity with all laboratory supplies and equipment
  • Assist Clinical Laboratory Scientists in processing cord blood units for cryopreservation under direct supervision
  • Assist Clinical Laboratory Scientists in performing laboratory tests using automated instrumentation under direct supervision
  • Perform data entry of processing and test results
  • Assist with maintaining supply inventory and ensuring minimum threshold levels of all supplies are kept at all times
  • Receive and document all incoming and outgoing supplies
  • Assist Clinical Laboratory Scientists in preparing test requisitions for the reference laboratory
  • Prepare and properly document all test specimens referred to reference laboratories
  • Assist in labeling cryovial tubes and preparing printed labels for the cord blood freezing bags
  • Assist Clinical Laboratory Scientists in maintaining specimen accession and freezer inventory logs
  • Perform daily temperature and liquid nitrogen level checks
  • Perform daily alarm monitor checks
  • File all reference laboratory reports after they have been reviewed by the Laboratory Manager/Director, Laboratory Operations or designee
  • Prepare and organize laboratory documentation for filing in client charts
  • Assist and perform ancillary laboratory procedures that do not require licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientists
  • Assist Clinical Laboratory Scientists with preparing frozen cord blood products for transfer to another facility as requested
  • Attend presentations and in-service training sessions as required
  • Assist with cover for responses to emergency situations related to storage freezers and other monitored equipment
  • Report any "out-of-control" results or equipment failures to the immediate supervisor for investigation or repair
  • Maintain the general work area in a neat and organized manner to help promote a safe work environment
  • Conform to the policies mandated for utilization of all personal protective equipment
  • Become familiar with and adhere to established guidelines for laboratory safety
  • Report to the Laboratory Manager/Director, Laboratory Operations all safety violations and accidents for immediate intervention
  • Other duties and projects as required
  • Bachelor's degree in Science and completion of an accredited Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Program
  • Minimum 2 years hospital laboratory experience required
  • MLT(ASCP) / Clinical Laboratory Technician license preferred
  • Phase-contrast microscopy skills
  • Familiarity with laboratory and medical terminology; training in the handling of liquid nitrogen desirable
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds
  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Exceptional attention to detail, follow-through, and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive nature; proven ability/willingness to take initiative
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

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