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Medical Laboratory Scientist - Blood Bank - Nights

Allied Health
Laboratory Medicine 710414
137990 Requisition #
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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.


Performs all laboratory testing specific to the assigned section

- Remains knowledgeable and competent for all policies, procedures and protocols
- Ensures and verifies quality control data is appropriate for the complexity of the reported tests
- Troubleshoots and maintains laboratory equipment
- Maintains competency in computer functions in assigned areas
- Follows section’s inventory control system to assure effective use of supplies and reagents
- Completes, verifies and reports testing in timely manner
- Complies with safety guidelines and procedures and adheres to regulatory mandates
- Remains responsible and accountable for all actions.

Enhances productivity and laboratory lab functions by demonstrating dependability

- Adjusts, prioritizes, and organizes work to achieve maximum productivity to meet the workload demands of the section
- Assists peers and supervisors with tasks after completion of assigned work
- Adheres to attendance policy, begins work as scheduled
- Works independently, utilizes resources available to maximize efficiency


Assists in the development of laboratory personnel and tests, to enhance laboratory functions

- Actively participates in training students, employees and fellows
- Participates in process improvement projects
- Validates and evaluates new methodologies and tests with the help of Laboratory Supervisor and technical support
- Validates database for new software or new tests implemented in the laboratory
- Coaches and mentors students and employees


Customer Service

- Manages all customer service interactions with diplomacy, actively facilitating resolutions to problems and addressing the needs of clients both internal and external


Computer Skills

- Maintains proficiency on computer functions in the lab processes
- Properly acquires specimen data into computer system(s)
- Analyzes and evaluates patient results correctly and appropriately
- Stores patient information and results to allow easy future access as required

Bachelor's degree -OR- Bachelor's degree in Molecular Genetic Technology -OR - completion of an accredited Medical Technology or Clinical Laboratory Science program. With Bachelor's degree, one year clinical lab experience. 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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