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Medical Technologist I - Transfusion Services

Company: UNC Healthcare
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Description
Become part of an inclusive organization with over 30,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve. As a major academic health system, we offer candidates the opportunity to collaborate with multiple service lines including Nursing, Transplant, Oncology and Respiratory Therapy. Our laboratory Directors are experts in laboratory medicine and offer continuing education and training opportunities for our staff and management team. We are often the first to implement cutting-edge technology in laboratory testing, making us leaders in innovation and bringing advanced medicine and compassionate care to our community. We have a wide variety of specialty labs as well as Core Laboratory, TMS and Microbiology services, which allow technologists and managers to choose their own career path. In addition, we offer tuition reimbursement to encourage career advancement and professional growth and development.
Summary:
This position is eligible for our Clinical Laboratory Incentive Program which includes your choice of $10,000 in Tuition Loan Assistance or $5,000 Commitment Incentive. To learn more on the incentive program guidelines and eligible positions, visit https://jobs.unchealthcare.org/pages/lab-incentive-program?&bid=12881

Performs a variety of patient testing and administrative tasks in support of the clinical activities in the UNCHCS. This position performs product modification such as making syringe aliquots for neonates, deglycerolizing and washing RBC's. This position irradiates and issues products for transfusion, splits blood products, thaws frozen products, pools cryoprecipitate, receives products from the supplier, returns non-transfused products, and transports products to Carolina Air Care (CAC).This position also performs product preparation procedures involving multiple steps such as Modified Whole Blood for exchange transfusions, and specialized washing procedures when approved by the medical directors.This position also performs routine pre-transfusion serological tests such as ABO/Rh Grouping, Antibody Detection and Identification, Crossmatching, and, Phenotyping.This lab also routinely performs Direct Antiglobulin Tests, and Fetal Bleed Screening Tests.This position also performs advanced testing and analyses to help in the diagnosis and treatment of certain diseases. Some examples of these tests include various adsorptions, elutions, titrations, separations and neutralizations.

Responsibilities:
1. Investigates problems with equipment, test results, specimens, and/or workflow.
2. May participate on teams or perform special projects/assignments.
3. May perform teaching of Clinical Laboratory Science students and Pathology residents and training of new employees. May serve as a technical resource.
4. Performs quality control and equipment maintenance in the appropriate laboratory.
5. Performs routine and less standardized test procedures which includes special chemical, microscopic and bacteriologic laboratory tests. Observes tests and reactions and provides data.
6. Prepares specimens and reagents, solutions, heat, or filters as required.
7. Reports results to healthcare providers. Consults/confers with health care providers regarding test results.
8. Reviews test results to ensure accuracy of report and timely correction of errors.

Other Information Other information:
Education Requirements:
--- Requires Bachelor's of Science degree. Must meet eligibility requirements upon hire to sit for MT exam within 12 months of hire.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
---Must become MLS/MT (ASCP), MT (NCA) or MT (AMT) certified within 12 months of hire.
Professional Experience Requirements:
--- No prior experience required.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:

Job Details Legal Employer:
Entity : UNC Medical Center

Organization Unit : Transfusion Services
Work Type : Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week : 40.00
Work Schedule : Evening Job
Location of Job : US:NC:Chapel Hill
Exempt From Overtime : Exempt: Not Applicable

Keywords: UNC Healthcare, Chapel Hill , Medical Technologist I - Transfusion Services, Healthcare , Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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