Central Jersey Blood Center Lab Technologist in Shrewsbury, New Jersey

Description/Job Summary

Central Jersey Blood Center (CJBC) is a community-based, non-profit blood collection and distribution organization that has been serving NJ residents for over 50 years. Our mission is to save lives by providing safe, high-quality blood products and services to patients in need. With three convenient blood donor centers in Monmouth and Ocean counties, our organization has grown into one of the premier blood centers of NJ.

The Lab Technologist responsibility is to perform technical assignments of a complex nature, which requires a through understanding of the procedures and the ability to withstand stressful situations. Under general supervision the labortory technologist performs all laboratory procedures in a prompt, accurate, and reliable manner according to established blood center and departmental policies and procedures.

This is a benefited full time position that includes the hourly rate of pay and benefits.

Benefits include: medical, dental and life insurance plans, vacation and sick paid time off, 401K with match, FSA, Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Responsibilities/Duties

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS

  1. Perform blood processing, component preparation, quality control, distribution, and proficiency testing as outlined in the Standard Operating Procedures;

  2. Correctly prepare reagents and test samples

  3. Be able to set up and operate instruments in all areas of rotation

  4. Be able to enter and retrieve patient and donor data accurately utilizing the blood center computer system

  5. Become familiar with troubleshooting techniques for the major instruments in laboratory, component, and distribution of areas

  6. Responsible to report any irregularities in test results or equipment malfunction to the Director or designee

  7. Participate in emergency call, weekends, and holiday duty roster and able to work different shifts as needed.

  8. General knowledge of state, federal and professional blood banking standards and laws, (AABB, FDA, and NJSDOH)

  9. Perform other duties and functions as assigned by the Technical Director/Laboratory Manager

Required Skills

  • Mathematical, computer, reasoning and language skills at the college level-4 years

Required Experience

  • Bachelor s degree in medical technology or equivalent education in a related field; certification by American Society of Clinical Pathologists MT, (ASCP), CLS (NCA) or equivalent preferred

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in a clinical laboratory and hospital blood bank preferred.