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Microbiology Technologist

Spring Valley, New York, US
Closing date
Jul 7, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Employment Type
Full time
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Vitalant is where donors, talent and innovation meet to save and improve lives. We are the nation's largest independent, nonprofit blood services provider exclusively focused on providing lifesaving blood and comprehensive transfusion medicine services for about 900 hospitals and their patients across the U.S. We seek team members who want to make a difference in people's lives while furthering their careers. At Vitalant you can expect competitive compensation, paid time off and other benefits. Take your first step to joining our dedicated team by applying today.

This Position Works Tuesday -Saturday. (Tuesday -Friday 7:30a-4:00p and Sat 11:30a-8:00p)

Under minimal supervision, this position is responsible for performing routine testing of biological specimens. Works with other team members to ensure timely, quality, test results.

Performs all assigned duties in compliance with internal SOPs and external regulations. Brings compliance issues to the attention of management.

Provide value for the customer by supporting departmental and individual goal achievement, effective communications, process improvement and compliance.

Demonstrate respect for all team members by seeking input on processes and problem solving, communicating key information, collaborative teamwork and supporting a culture of diversity.

Maintains good attendance and punctuality per the absence policy.

Maintains accurate records and documentation. Ensures maintenance of donor, patient and employee confidentiality.

Performs preparation and prequalification of reagents and routine testing of biological samples.

Performs routine maintenance on equipment and identifies equipment malfunctions and notifies appropriate personnel.

Performs equipment calibration.

Assists with monitoring supply and reagent levels and notifies appropriate personnel when new supplies are needed.

Maintains the cleanliness of equipment and work areas. Adheres to safety guidelines.

Assists process improvement teams, as required.

Performs donor product testing.

Preparation of blood products/components including irradiation, pooling.

Performs patient testing.

Participates in inventory management including blood product issuing.

Performs all other duties, at the discretion of management, as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, biological, medical technology or clinical laboratory science required.
CLIA requirements for high complexity testing required.

State license, as required by regulations.


Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must be highly organized and detail oriented; accurate and timely.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Must possess good decision-making skills.
Must comprehend and apply clinical laboratory procedures and theory.
Must maintain confidentiality.
Proficient computer skills to include input and retrieval of data.
Ability to stand for long periods of time, lift and bend.


Vitalant is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace built on a foundation of respect, integrity, teamwork, and excellence. Through our DEI strategic plan, we create opportunities for employees of all backgrounds to feel valued, seen and heard. We believe this mission drives creativity and innovation, as employees experience an environment conducive to personal growth and career development.

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • HSA, FSA and 410K retirement savings plans
  • Paid Time Off
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee assistance program


As an essential operation to the nation's healthcare infrastructure and a science-based organization, Vitalant believes that being vaccinated helps provide protection and care for our employees, our donors, their families, and the broader community. Vitalant requires employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Individuals applying for this position should be prepared to comply with the COVID-19 vaccination mandates of Vitalant and accordingly, will need to have received the full series of vaccinations two weeks prior to the first date of employment unless an approved exemption exists prior to start.

Blood Systems Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.


Our organization is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to or call 1-844-###-#### to let us know the nature of your request. A representative will respond to accommodation requests within two business days. Please note that this email/phone number is for medical/disability accommodations only and any other inquiries will not receive a response.

Please see the below information about applicant rights and our commitment to compliance:

EEO is the Law

EEO is the Law Supplement

Pay Transparency

Associated topics: blood collection, laboratory, medical laboratory science, molecular, pathology, sample collection, technician i, technician iv, technician lab, technologist
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