Medical Lab Technician

  • Location

    Montgomery, United States

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  • Job type:

    Direct Hire

  • Contact:

    Yasmin Baig

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:


Medical Lab Technician
Montgomery, AL
$20/hour +$4.22 H/W

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (include but not limited to)

  • Perform analyses of biologic and related materials in hospital, environmental, occupational, epidemiological, toxicological, or research and development laboratories; and teach medical laboratory sciences.
  • Perform donor registration in the LIS and donor care for allogeneic, autologous, and therapeutic collections. Perform physical exam and evaluate medical history to determine donor eligibility.
  • Understand all immunohematologic procedures required for appropriate donor ABO/Rh (blood grouping and Rh factor) testing. Comprehend all donor screening test results to maintain quality of products and their effectiveness. Enter results accurately in LIS.
  • Perform component collection, processing, manufacturing, and labeling to include the preparation of red blood cells, fresh frozen plasma, recovered plasma and apheresis platelets, and plasma.
  • Store blood and manufactured products under appropriate conditions and quarantine blood components, if applicable.
  • Process donor units for transport to 81 MDG Blood Donor Center, as appropriate. Prepare, receive, and distribute blood product shipments to required destinations.
  • Consult with the OIC or Technical Supervisor to establish daily requirements for blood and components.
  • Troubleshoot equipment and schedule preventative maintenance through the Medical Equipment Repair Center (MERC) as needed or recommended by the equipment manufacturer and national regulating agencies. Perform appropriate equipment maintenance.
  • Adhere to inventory management with unit supply custodian to ensure adequate stock levels of consumable supplies are available within the blood donor center to minimize waste and ensure uninterrupted services.
  • Assist in the follow-up of positive donor notifications IAW regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure appropriate weekly blood component quota compliance is met and shipped within the requisite time frame.
  • Coordinate with supervisor in planning work flow and duty schedules for assigned section(s).
  • Maintain records as required by regulatory agencies. Prepare/review reports.
  • Consult with other medical staff members to verify requirements for effective patient care.
  • Perform and interpret clinical laboratory tests in any one or a combination of areas as described in the following sections of the laboratory: hematology, chemistry, urinalysis, serology, shipping, microbiology, and blood bank. Calculate test results and notice pertinent details of specimens under microscopic study.
  • Obtain lab specimens and blood donor units directly from patients/donors by venipuncture/phlebotomy.
  • Prepare slides for microscopic analysis, as necessary.
  • Record test results and file reports in the CHCS and LIS.