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Clinical Laboratory Technologist IV, Blood Bank

NYC Health + Hospitals
Brooklyn, New York, US
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Conservation science
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Empower Every New Yorker - Without Exception - to Live the Healthiest Life Possible

NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest public health care system in the United States. We provide essential outpatient, inpatient and home-based services to more than one million New Yorkers every year across the city's five boroughs. Our large health system consists of ambulatory centers, acute care centers, post-acute care/long-term care, rehabilitation programs, Home Care, and Correctional Health Services. Our diverse workforce is uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible.

Kings County Hospital Center has a rich legacy for its pioneering role in medicine. Today, with over 625 beds, our hospital remains on the cutting edge of technology and provides the most modern procedures with state-of-the-art equipment. Built in 1831 as a one room infirmary for publicly supported care of the sick, Kings County Hospital Center continues to be a leading healthcare facility whose mission is to provide care to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. The hospital provides a wide range of health services, and specialties are offered in all fields of modern medicine. More than 200 clinics provide a wide array of ambulatory care services.

Tour: Rotating

PURPOSE OF POSITION: Performs a full range of services as assigned under the general supervision of the area Supervisor, Assistant Director, and Director of the section of Blood Bank Laboratory.
  • Performs clinical testing in laboratory areas where he/she is fully trained and in compliance with Federal, NYSDOH, CAP and TJC standards.
  • Accessions samples in the Hospital Blood Bank Computer.
  • Issues blood and blood components .
  • Processes patient specimens to include: ABO & Rh typing, antibody screening, antibody identification, testing for autoantibody , direct antiglobulin test, compatibility testing of patient samples and donor bloods.
  • Processes neonatal samples and cord samples to include: ABO & Rh typing, direct antiglobulin test and elutions; performs the appropriate testing and provides compatible blood for exchange transfusion.
  • Performs transfusion reaction workups.
  • Performs daily Quality Control procedures which include monitoring of the satellite refrigerators, and maintaining inventory of blood and blood products.
  • Performs other related tasks required by the supervisor.
  • Complies with KCHC and department policies for Safety, Quality Improvement and Infection Control.
  • Adheres to organization policy for annual education, assessment and in-service education.
  • Understands the principles of and competently performs a variety of techniques in both manual and automated testing; follows KCHC laboratory established policy and procedure guidelines.
  • Provides guidance and technical training to clinical laboratory technicians assigned at Levels I and II and technologists and other appropriate laboratory personnel; coordinates, reviews, and monitors their work; presents constructive feedback and suggestions on activities of subordinates to senior leadership.
  • Analyzes all quality control materials and reviews data.
  • Documents activities as necessary.
  • Attends, participates, and evaluates continuing and in-service education programs.
  • Is aware of, contributes to, and observes laboratory safety at all times.
  • Prepares packages for shipment within the guidelines of KCHC laboratory established policy and procedure.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Valid license as a clinical laboratory technologist issued by the NYSED; and
  • Candidates must also meet one of the qualification requirements of a laboratory supervisor as outlined in Title 1 0, Section 58-1.4 of the New York Public HeaIth Law.

  • Department Preferences:
    • Successful completion of a full course of study, which meets all academic requirements for a bachelor's degree in medical technology from an accredited institution; or
    • Successful completion of a minimum of ninety (90) semester hours in an accredited institution and successful completion of a course of training of at least twelve (12) months in an accredited school of medical technology; or
    • Successful completion at an accredited institution of a course of study which meets all academic requirements for a bachelor's degree in one (1) of the chemical, physical or biological sciences, and in addition, at least one (1) year of experience and/or relevant training; or
    • Successful completion of ninety (90) semester hours towards a bachelor's degree in an accredited institution, including sixteen (16) semester hours in chemistry courses acceptable for a major in chemistry, six (6) of which are in inorganic chemistry; sixteen (16) hours in biology courses acceptable for a major in biology and pertinent to the medical sciences ; and three (3) semester hours in mathematics and, in addition, at least one (1) year of experience and/or training . The chemistry and biology courses shall include both laboratory and lecture; survey courses are not acceptable.
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