Reference Laboratory Technologist
American Red Cross Blood Services - Madison, WI

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Perform basic through advanced test procedures and interpret complex test results in order to determine donor-recipient compatibility. Resolve compatibility problems, provide reference and consultation services to hospitals and transfusion facilities, and supply antigen-negative units to transfusion recipients. Comply with safety policies and procedures in the work area and use applicable protective equipment at all times to prevent exposure to potentially infectious blood and body fluids. Comply with the Clinical Laboratory Information Act (CLIA).

Perform all duties and responsibilities in compliance with standard operating procedures, Safety Quality Identity Potency Purity (SQUIPP), regulations outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other applicable Federal, state and local regulations. Perform and interpret serological procedures on specimen submitted for compatibility testing or problem resolution. Verify own test results and repeat tests where appropriate. Perform and interpret platelet cross-matches and antibody screening.

Consult and communicate with the staff of hospitals, dialysis centers, home transfusion services and transfusion facilities in order to resolve serological problems and supply antigen-negative or special units to transfusion recipients. Perform, review and approve quality control on products, reagents and equipment. Maintain the required records and files. Assist with the maintenance, repair, and validation of laboratory equipment.

Know and ensure compliance with applicable ARCBS directives, federal and state regulations, and local policies and procedures pertaining to blood banking and safety. Adhere to quality assurance procedures and good manufacturing practice. May assume lead responsibilities, such as record review, ordering supplies, teaching and training, when designated by supervisor. Perform other related duties as necessary.

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