Lab Technician I

Lab Technician I

 

$18.37 – $19.88 / Hour (Depending on experience)

Vitalant is where donors, talent and innovation meet to save and improve lives. We are the nation’s largest independent, nonprofit blood services provider exclusively focused on providing lifesaving blood and comprehensive transfusion medicine services for about 900 hospitals and their patients across the U.S. We seek team members who want to make a difference in people’s lives while furthering their careers. At Vitalant you can expect competitive compensation, paid time off and other benefits. Take your first step to joining our dedicated team by applying today.

PRIMARY PURPOSE:
Under direct supervision, this position is responsible for Laboratory functions that may include component production, labeling, maintenance of records, and data entry.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs all assigned duties in compliance with internal SOPs and external regulations.  Is responsible for bringing compliance issues to the attention of management.

Assures quality customer service to all customers.

Prepares all blood components including centrifugation, separation, freezing, thawing, washing, storage, sterile docking, transformation, and filtration. Assures product quality, volume, assay requirements, appearance and time requirements.

Maintains accurate records and computer entry for component production.

Performs receipt of freshly drawn units and samples, and unpacks, evaluates, and routes samples for accessioning.

Performs labeling of routine and special components and quarantine of unacceptable components.

Maintains equipment and work areas, as assigned.

Performs all other duties, at the discretion of management, as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

Knowledge/Education
High School graduate or GED required.

Licenses/Certifications
None

Experience
No experience required.

Skills/Abilities
Must be able to stand for long periods of time, bend, and lift up to 50 lbs.
Must be detail oriented and possess strong communication, organization, and analytical skills.
Must be able to maintain donor, patient and employee confidentiality.
Must possess basic keyboarding skills and the ability to handle and operate laboratory equipment.
Must be able to work flexible shifts and overtime when necessary.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION AT VITALANT

Vitalant is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace built on a foundation of respect, integrity, teamwork, and excellence. Through our DEI strategic plan, we create opportunities for employees of all backgrounds to feel valued, seen and heard. We believe this mission drives creativity and innovation, as employees experience an environment conducive to personal growth and career development.

VITALANT OFFERS A COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS PACKAGE 

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • HSA, FSA and 401K retirement savings plans
  • Paid Time Off
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee assistance program

COVID-19 POLICY

As an essential operation to the nation’s healthcare infrastructure and a science-based organization, Vitalant believes that being vaccinated helps provide protection and care for our employees, our donors, their families, and the broader community.

Vitalant requires employee’s to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Individuals applying for this position should be prepared to comply with Vitalant’s Covid-19 vaccination policy unless an approved exemption exists prior to the start of employment. Compliance with Vitalant’s COVID-19 policy will require individuals to complete one of the following:

  • Receive the first shot of a two-dose vaccination series to start employment, and the second shot of the series within 8 weeks of the first
  • Receive the first and final shot of a single-dose vaccination prior to the start of employment

 

EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

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 Careers@vitalant.org to let us know the nature of your request.

For more EEO information about applicant rights click here

 

 

 

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