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Laboratory Technician - Blood Bank - 3pm-10:30pm

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Research
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Lab Medicine COO 711056
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139012 Requisition #
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**This is an entry level lab position that has numerous promotional opportunities ahead of it. Due to it being entry level, it will come with a starting hourly rate of $13 an hour with little flexibility.**

The MD Anderson Cancer Center Transfusion Medicine Section is a combination of two sections, Transfusion Service and Donor Operations.  MDA transfuses over 190,000 blood components (red blood cells, platelets, plasma, granulocytes, MNCs, etc.) per year, and is considered the largest single hospital-based Transfusion Service in the U.S. serving the needs of cancer patients. In addition to blood and blood components, the Transfusion Service acquires, stores and distributes all tissue used for clinical purposes, except for bone marrow, cord blood and stem cells.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
 

Performs assigned tasks in accordance with established policies and procedures  
- Correctly receives, accessions, processes, and assures proper identification of specimen
- Evaluates specimen integrity and notifies appropriate personnel of unacceptable specimens in accordance with departmental procedure
- Acquires and maintains proficiency in computer functions
- Independently performs work without undue reliance on others and assists co-workers as time permits
- Keeps abreast of new procedures and policies
- Performs and documents all required quality control/quality assurance
- Maintains neat, accurate and complete records according to established policies and procedures
- Readily instructs new personnel and students regarding theories, techniques, and processes

Maintains organized processes to provide optimal and timely patient results
- Prioritizes and organizes workflow meeting productivity goals of the section
- Remains knowledgeable of processes and pre-analytical procedures enabling efficient trouble shooting and problem solving
- Assists with monitoring and documenting of the sections inventory control system while assuring effective use of supplies

Performs all tasks in positive manner to result in appropriate positive customer service
- Complies with section's telephone courtesy policies and procedures
- Reports results of problem resolutions to callers in accordance with section's policies
- Demonstrates cooperation when working with both internal and external customers
- Demonstrates calmness under varying environmental circumstances; remains willing and capable of assisting with crisis situations
- Consistently well groomed; maintains a high standard of personal hygiene; adheres to the section/divisional dress code

High school graduation or equivalent. One year of experience in a clinical medical laboratory or similar setting. With preferred degree, no experience required. It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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