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Cedars-Sinai Clinical Laboratory Scientist II - Blood Bank - Full Time - Nights in Los Angeles, California

Grow your career atCedars-Sinai

We know that you have options as to where you

choose to work, and we provide our employees with the best possible work

environment. One of our goals as an organization is to develop a well-trained

and highly motivated workforce. We want to help you achieve your greatest

potential by enabling you to progress within your job and advance your career.

We are currently hiring a

Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) to expertly turn around test results while

maintaining quality. While the patient experience is our ultimate goal, you

will play an active role in patient care by quickly and thoroughly providing

results for our providers. Responsibilities include performing routine and

technically complex laboratory tests and analyses requiring well developed

cognitive and problem-solving skills. The CLS's activities include operating

and maintaining test equipment, monitoring and evaluating quality of testing,

and verifying and reporting test results. These moderate and high complexity

tests will require you to bring your well-developed cognitive, manipulative,

and problem-solving abilities to the lab every single day.

As a member of the Blood Bank you

will performs all standardized testing such as ABO, Rh, Ab screen, antibody identification,

cord blood work-ups, cross match, direct coombs, eluate, antigen typing etc.

Familiar with Gel technology both manual and automated (Vision). You will login

specimens, issue blood components, take inventory, order blood components from

suppliers, thaw plasma and cryoprecipitate, pool cryoprecipitate. In addition,

you will send blood components to the patient care areas via the pneumatic

tube system and monitors delivery of by pneumatic tube. Additional duties

include making blood components from whole blood, leukocyte reduce blood,

irradiate blood components, split and pool blood components, freeze and wash

red blood cells for transfusion. You will track cooler perform, conduct

inventory reconciliation, and ordering and stocking supplies. You will login

and issue bone and tissues to the operating rooms as needed, pack bone and

tissues on dry ice and perform inventory reconciliation of bone and tissues. As

well as, process, freeze, thaw and handle cellular therapy products in the stem

cell lab. Perform RBC molecular testing in transfusion medicine to

determine donor and/or patients RBC phenotype/genotype and train and rotate in

the stem cell processing lab.

Education Requirements:

Baccalaureate Degree in a biological science, chemistry, medical technology, or related science.

License Requirements:

Valid California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license or limited license in Immunohematology required.

Prefer MT(ASCP) or BB(ASCP) or equivalent.

Experience:

Two (2) years experience clinical laboratory experience required. Prefer prior blood bank/transfusion service work experience in a transfusion service in a large tertiary care hospital preferred.

Knowledge of cGMP’s governing Registered and Licensed Blood Establishments preferred.

Must be able to accurately perform multiple tasks in a fast paced environment while maintaining good customer relations.

Strong interpersonal skills for interacting with peers, patients, physicians and other customers.

Full command (verbal and written) of the English language.

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.

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