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Components Lab Technician - We Train!

Company: LifeSouth Community Blood Centers
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers is currently seeking an individual to join our team as a Components Lab Technician in Birmingham, AL. This position is responsible for the safe handling and processing of blood and blood components with consistency and precision. The selected candidate will be working in a highly regulated environment to prepare components intended for transfusion.Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare blood and blood products
  • Perform the lab audit process which includes the quarantine, release and disposal of blood products based on disease testing results
  • Filter blood using dockable filters to provide leuko-reduced products
  • Perform general maintenance and cleaning of instruments and department
  • Data processing and input
  • Label all available apheresis products and quarantine/discard products, as necessaryMinimum Qualifications:
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Valid driver's license. Must also meet and maintain LifeSouth driver's eligibility requirements
    • Must be able to work evenings, rotating weekends and holidays
    • Ability to work consistently in a high-volume, fast-paced environment
    • Must have good manual dexterity and the ability to operate equipment
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
    • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form
    • Ability to do basic math including addition, subtraction, proportions, percentages, scientific notation, etc.
    • Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, walking, lifting, grasping and repetitive motion. Lifting up to 50 pounds. Occasional stooping, squatting, pushing, pulling, climbing, overhead liftingThe ideal candidate will possess:
      • Experience in a laboratory settingCompetitive Benefits Package:
        • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) plan
        • Health, dental, vision, supplemental life, cancer, accident and disability insurance
        • Health Savings Account (HSA) with employer match
        • Retirement plan
        • Wellness program with incentives and HSA rewardsThis is a full time position. Starting salary range is $13.00 - $14.30 an hour. Background check and drug test required. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/DFWP/Tobacco Free.The position description may not include all the duties and responsibilities of the job. Duties and responsibilities that are not listed, but which the employee may be expected to perform, will fall within the scope of the skills, knowledge and training for the position.LifeSouth is a Drug-Free and Tobacco-Free Workplace. LifeSouth is an affirmative action employer and provides equal opportunity to all persons, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, transgender status, gender identification, disability, status as a protected veteran, national origin, color or any other classification in accordance with federal, state and local statutes, regulations and ordinances. LifeSouth complies with all laws and regulations associated with the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).If you require any assistance to complete the application process or during the interview due to a disability, please contact the LifeSouth region where you are applying or call 1-888-795-2707 to request an accommodation. Applications may be completed at a LifeSouth facility or mailed to corporate headquarters in lieu of the on-line application process.#AO

Keywords: LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, Birmingham , Components Lab Technician - We Train!, Healthcare , Birmingham, Alabama

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