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Clinical Lab Technologist-Blood Bank-Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
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Job Description

NYU Langone Health is a world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, known for its excellence in clinical care, research, and education. It comprises more than 200 locations throughout the New York area, including five inpatient locations, a children's hospital, three emergency rooms and a level 1 trauma center. Also part of NYU Langone Health is the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute¿designated cancer center, and NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. For more information, go to nyulangone.org, and interact with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

Position Summary:
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Clinical Lab Technologist in the Blood Bank.
 
In this role, the successful candidate is responsible for complying with the NYUHC mission statement and providing safe and timely transfusion for all NYUHC patients by carrying out NYUHC transfusion technology processes according to established standards contained in the Blood Bank Quality Assurance Plan and Self Assessment (BBQAPSA) program. The technologist is required to maintain professional currency in the field by attending in-service and CE programs that provide a minimum of 12 CEUs per year

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Support Laboratory and LOH BB - Is competent to perform all laboratory donor processes, inventory management, patient testing, blood dispensing, and information systems processes in all workstations and may be assigned to any of the sites under NYU HC Blood Bank management at any time. Understands focus on dispensing in Support Lab; adheres to issue policy; intercom system. Familiar with the LOH service variations on policies and procedures. Able to function in all seven workstations of the BB. Familiar with the shipping program for LOH, ACC, CCC, LS and NYDH. Familiar with testing procedure of LOH; crossmatch and issue policy.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Facilities and Safety in Blood Banking including biological, chemical, radiation safety, and waste stream management. Complies with hospital and departmental standards. Participates in process improvement by submitting occurrences reports. Completes the blood transfusion monitoring - process improvement survey. Able to resolve internal/external complaints. Provides accurate quality control records. Familiar with safety regulations. Fire safety, biological or chemical policies.
  • Internal/External Assessments - Participates as directed in corrective action plans; preventive action planning, and quality monitoring activities. Completed twelve CEUs for year. Completed NYUHC required in-services. Infection Control and Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Completed TB screening survey. Completed necessary read and sign documents for SOP updates in a timely manner. Participated successfully in proficiency exams.
  • Consistently completes Transfusion Reaction Investigation Form thoroughly and accurately, documenting investigation, testing, and transcribing transfusionists history before submitting for supervisory and medical director review. Understands requirements to submit federal Biological Product Deviations, NYS Errors Incidents and Accidents reports. Blood product labeling discrepancies and shipping/distribution anomalies are investigated and reported immediately to supervisor, such as Stem Cell temp monitors, CMV required neg units, antigen negative units, etc.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and awareness of Blood Bank (BB) Deviation, Non-conformance and Complications. Successfully intervenes to prevent product non-conformance and its possible consequences including: fatal donor and recipient transfusion reactions; transfusion reaction (TX RCT) detection and resolution; reporting, and evaluation of donor or recipient complications. a) Understands and carries out all procedures regarding products that are nonconforming, especially as pertain to inspection at accession, preparation and dispensing. Appropriately detects, evaluates and reports suspected complications experienced by transfusion recipients. (Anaphylaxis, TRALI, AHTR, DHTR, Septic Shock, FNHTR, Anaphylactoid, Urticarial, Fluid Overload).
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Documents and Records - uses computer systems to conduct patient, donor, tissue (stem cells) testing and processing activities recognizing and safeguarding the control functions of the systems designed to protect blood donors and recipients. Understands respects and maintains other work records, including record retention requirements, as set forth in the AABB Standards and in the NYU MC BBQAPSA. Familiar with BBQAPSA policy and procedure manual. Understands the importance of systems-based error reporting and uses Occurrence Report Form (ORF) as intended to contribute patient and donor safety in a non-punitive environment focused on process improvement. Knows records retention requirements for HCLL patient, inventory, donor records. Consistently retrieves necessary and sufficient available data from all computer systems and subsystems consistent with security access, including HIS, HCLL, LIS. Familiar with computer down records, documents, policies and forms.
  • Inventory management: regularly follows SOP for blood and components selection, consistently adhering to FIFO system where dictated by SOP.NYU Donor/Autologous/Directed Donor/Special Products (Auto HPC, HLA & NAIT SDP) Management. Blood Dispensing: issues all blood and components and coagulation factor concentrates and HPCs carefully and with full attention to special patient needs for blood attributes and component modifications as indicated in orders, and according to SOP. (Failure to complete transactions in the HCLL system > 2 per year is a serious breach of patient safety).
  • Pre-transfusion compatibility testing (PTCT) Sample Triage: accurately reviews and accepts/rejects patient samples for PTCT; performs and records thorough transfusion history and triages work according to SOP. Pre-transfusion compatibility testing (PTCT) Testing: Accurately tests and reports and reports ABO/RH, Atypical red cell antibody screen, EC, AHG XM, DAT, AID, Supplementary cell selection, FMH screens, and antibody titers. Performs Quality Control and /or process audit functions as scheduled and according to SOP. Component Modification: Consistently performs correct: 1- Blood irradiation, 2- Sterile docking; 3- LRC selection, 4- Hgb S negative testing (SDX) and selection, 5- CMV recording according to SOP.
  • Demonstrates core knowledge of Process Control functions and is able to safely and successfully control the related processes of: blood acquisition, storage, distribution, pre- transfusion compatibility testing, blood dispensing, adverse reaction management and component modification. Blood and Component Accession: accurately reconciles shipments, inspects blood and components for acceptance, accessions into hemocare, labels, and places on quarantine and/or performs confirmatory testing and stores in correct order in controlled temp devices. Voluntarily fills in down time with this activity.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Blood Bank Quality Assurance Plan Self Assessment (BBQAPSA) including the ten BB organizational standards known as Quality System Essentials based on the current AABB standards (1 - Organization to identify chain of command; 2 - Resources: adheres to NYU Human Resource policies in exchange for compensation and benefits package as provided by collective bargaining agreement; 3 - Equipment: understands and effectively operates and respects through careful treatment all refrigerators, centrifuges, incubators, waterbaths, dri-baths, hematrons, sterile connection devices, plastic disposables, blood warmers and most importantly blood irradiator; 4 - Supplier/Customer Issues: understands supplier qualification implications when tests, products or services provided by the blood bank fail or do not measure up; 5 - Process Control; 6 - Documents and Records; 7 - Deviations, Nonconformance and Complications; 8 - Assessments: Internal and External participates in all internal and external assessments as required by the department, including QA audits, federal, state, AABB, CAP Proficiency Testing programs and inspections; 9 - Process Improvement; 10 - Facilities and Safety).

Minimum Qualifications:
To qualify you must have a Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Laboratory Technology from a program registered by the NYS Department of Education or Bachelor's Degree in the major of biology, chemistry or physical sciences from an accredited college or university. One year in a clinical laboratory (Completion of an internship program at a qualified institution is acceptable). License as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist by the State of New York based on the on the Special Provision of the Regulations of the Commissioner in accordance with the Clinical Laboratory Technology Practice Act. Effective communication and interpersonal skills required.

Required Licenses: Clinical Lab Technologist-NYS Permit, Clinical Lab Technologist-NYS License

Preferred Qualifications:
Familiar with HCLL, work experience in a large volume hospital, ASCP, NCA, BB, or SBB credentials preferred

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU Langone Health provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

NYU Langone Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
If you wish to view NYU Langone Health's EEO policies, please click here. Please click here to view the Federal "EEO is the law" poster or visit https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm for more information. To view the Pay Transparency Notice, please click here.

About NYU Langone Medical Center

Overview

NYU Langone Medical Center, a world-class, patient-centered, integrated, academic medical center, is one of the nation's premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of four hospitals - Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of only five hospitals in the nation dedicated to orthopaedics and rheumatology; and Hassenfeld Pediatric Center, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services across the medical center - plus the NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. The medical center's tri-fold mission to serve, teach and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education and research. For more information, go to www.NYULMC.org.

Culture

NYU Langone Medical Center is committed to making world-class contributions that place service to human health at the center of an academic culture devoted to excellence in research, patient care, and education. There is a palpable energy here as our talented and dedicated clinicians, researchers, and staff strive to improve the lives of countless people locally and globally, while training the next generation of physicians. We work within a culture of humanism that emphasizes treating the whole person and not simply the disease. We believe in inpatient care that is:

  • Patient-centered
  • Collaborative
  • Safe
  • Adheres to Best Practices
  • Ethical
  • Respectful of individual dignity
  • Based on standards of excellence
  • Focused on improvement of individual and system outcomes
  • Available to our extended community
 

 

Benefits

NYU Langone Medical Center provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents. And just as our employees invest so much in us, we invest in our employees. We're pleased to have one of the most competitive compensation packages not only among New York's hospitals and healthcare institutions, but within the corporate sector as well. We begin with exceptional medical, dental, and drug coverage. We enhance this basic coverage with comprehensive wellness programs, and supplement those with retirement investment and benefits plans, and generous paid time off allowances. Add to that a very attractive tuition program, and you'll see just some of the ways that NYU Langone Medical Center demonstrates our commitment to our employees.

Non-Union Employee Benefits 
Must work at least 17.5 hours/week

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Prescription
  • Vision Care
  • Commuter Benefit Program
  • Wellness & Family Care Benefits
  • Life Insurance
  • Sick Days and Short Term Disability
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Retiree Medical Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Legal Assistance Plan
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Educational Assistance Programs
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Paid Vacation Time  
  • Discounted NYC Event Tickets
  • Discounts for Car Rentals
  • Cell Phone Provider Discounts
  • Gym Membership Discounts
  • Workers Compensation
 

 

Temp/Casual Employee Benefits

  • Wellness Programs
  • Voluntary 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Workers Compensation
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Commuter Benefit Program

 

Union Employees

Some of the unions that represent employees at NYU Langone Medical Center include Local 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, Local 1 Security Officers Union, Local 810 International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Doctors Council SEIU, Local 32BJ SEIU, and The Brotherhood of Security Personnel, Officers and Guards International Union (2313 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10003; Phone: (212) 281-2000).

Employees in positions which are represented by a union should consult with their specific union collective bargaining agreement regarding benefits eligibility.

Internships

 Whether you wish to pursue a position in direct patient care or in another area such as management, information technology, research or other discipline, NYU Langone Medical Center can offer several different internship opportunities to support your career goals.

School-Affiliated programs

NYU Langone Medical Center has exciting for-credit*, as well as, paid internship opportunities available for students who wish to gain experience in their field of study. Our current intern partnerships include:

  • Columbia Mailman School of Public Health*
  • NYU Wagner Experience Fund
  • St John's University*
  • Cornell's Develop Your Own Internships Program

In order to participate in our Interns for Credit Program, students must:

  • Be eligible to earn college credit.
  • Have an Internship partnership program that has been established and approved by both their school and NYU Langone Medical Center.
  • Minimum number of hours will vary based on NYU Langone department and school program requirements.
  • Have excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Possess PC proficiency, and other skills dependent upon department.
  • In addition to the school-affiliated programs listed above, we are pleased to offer a wide range of paid Internship opportunities throughout the various departments of NYU Langone Medical Center.

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