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Technologist I, HLA - Military Veterans

at American Red Cross


As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. When you join our team, you have a direct impact on a meaningful mission, and you can help save lives every day. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity. Work where your career is a force for good.

We are committed to the diversity of our workforce and to delivering our programs and services in a culturally competent manner reflecting the communities we serve.  Our work environment is collaborative, respectful, and inclusive with a focus on building allyship and a culture of belonging that empowers all team members. Come to learn, grow, and succeed while sharing your passion for making a difference. 

The Red Cross supports a variety of cultural and community resource groups for employees and volunteers. From the Ability Network, our Asian American & Pacific Islander Resource Group, the Latino Resource Group, and Red Cross PRIDE, to the Umoja African American Resource Group, our Veterans+ Resource Group, and the Women’s Resource Group, these networks provide connections, mentoring and help give voice to important concerns and opinions.

At the American Red Cross, your uniqueness can shine! 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW (Job Overview):

Perform high-complexity testing on donor and patient samples. Resolve compatibility problems; provide complex reference and consultation services to hospitals and transfusion services. Perform automated and manual HLA testing procedures on donor and/or patient samples. Adhere to explicit standard operating procedures and interpret test results in accordance with the applicable regulatory requirements. Provide support, development, and/or technical resource to internal or external customers. Perform on-call duties as required. Provides guidance and training to team members and applies subject-matter expertise to facilitate problem resolution. Must maintain state or board certification, if applicable, and attend continuing education programs. Perform work in compliance with accrediting agency standards.

WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED (Minimum Qualifications):

Perform serologic, molecular, and immunologic procedures that may include, but are not limited to, DNA extraction, PCR amplification, sequence-based typing, STR analysis, probe hybridization/detection, cytotoxic crossmatching, antibody screening/identification by Luminex and/or ELISA assays and other procedures as defined.

Recognize testing irregularities, identify the cause, determine the solution and resolve the problem or refer it to the appropriate level.

May perform special testing.

Perform and review quality control as directed.

Review and interpret final results; prepare and may review final reports, written or electronic.

Maintain, edit and review computer and manual records to assure accurate record keeping.

Maintain accurate, legible, and complete records. Maintain an orderly workspace.

Evaluate, validate and implement new laboratory techniques and/or procedures. Assist in writing new procedures.

Train, retrain and contribute input into competency assessments of staff. 

Participate in working on special projects assigned and be responsible to analyze and summarize testing data.

Communicate with hospital or transfusion facility personnel to report patient findings and/or receive orders.

May consult and communicate with personnel at other medical facilities to facilitate resolutions to problems and address the needs of customers both internal and external.

Perform duties associated with receipt, coordination, shipment and transport of donor and patient blood samples to include ordering, receiving, inspection and preparation of supplies and reagents. 

Perform daily equipment maintenance checks as directed. Perform routine maintenance, troubleshooting, repair/vendor communication and validation of laboratory equipment and software maintenance.

WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED (Minimum Qualifications):

Bachelor's degree in a biological science or chemistry.

Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS), Medical Technologist (MT), Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) or equivalent certification preferred. Licensure if required by state.

1 year of commercial/clinical laboratory, blood banking, HLA or molecular laboratory experience preferred.

First Shift available.

Pay Range: $26-32/hr.

BENEFITS FOR YOU:

We take care of you, while you take care of others. As a mission-based organization, we believe our team needs great support to do great work. Our comprehensive benefits help you in balancing home and work. With our resources and perks, you have amazing possibilities at the American Red Cross to advance the learn.

Medical, Dental Vision plans

Health Spending Accounts & Flexible Spending Accounts

PTO + Holidays

401K with 5% match

Paid Family Leave

Employee Assistance

Disability and Insurance: Short + Long Term

Service Awards and recognition]]>

Philadelphia, PA

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Each day, thousands of people – people just like you – provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world. We roll up our sleeves and donate time, money and blood. We learn or teach life-saving skills so our communities can be better prepared when the need arises. We do this every day because the Red Cross is needed - every day.

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