Medical Laboratory Technician
Fort Bragg, NC 
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Job Description

Decypher is a leading integrator of professional, technology, and management solutions and services. We provide our services globally to Federal, Commercial, Local and State clients. Our employees are our most valuable asset and play an integral role in the success of Decypher and our clients. Working at Decypher is not a job, but a career where your talent and energy is respected, and you can personally make a difference. Decypher invites you to join our professional team. Decypher is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversifying its workforce (M/F/D/V).

DESCRIPTION

Decypher is seeking Medical Laboratory Technician candidates to provide support at Fort Bragg, NC.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Rotates through various sections of the Blood Donor Center and on blood drives in remote locations. Independently performs standardized clinical laboratory tests and procedures appropriate to blood banking.
  • Performs personal interviews to obtain medical histories and visual inspections of blood donors, ensuring donors meet all Food and Drug Administration (FDA) criteria and current manufacturing practices. Determines eligibility of potential donors based on judgment and in accordance with SOP and regulatory guidelines.
  • Takes vital signs (i.e., temperature, pulse, and blood pressure) and checks hemoglobin and/or hematocrit levels, ensuring prospective donors are eligible to donate blood.
  • Strips, segments, weighs, and stores whole blood units. Records information, such as time of started and stopped drawing blood. Prepares samples to be sent to testing laboratory. Receives and reviews test results, ensuring proper procedures are followed if irregularities or tests discrepancies are found.
  • Manufactures packed red blood cells, platelets, fresh frozen plasma, and recovered plasma in accordance with SOP. Maintains records on component preparations. Performs quality control tests for red blood cells, platelets, and instrumentation in accordance with SOP.
  • Stocks blood donor, blood processing, and blood product manufacturing supplies and mobile equipment. Ensures stock levels are adequate. Participates in mobile blood drives to remote sites. Operates and performs daily preventive maintenance, repair, and quality control on blood bank equipment (e.g., centrifuges, automated apheresis, venipuncture instruments). Performs specialized tests on platelets for quality control in accordance with standards. Works with hazardous materials (e.g., infectious biological material) and adheres to established safety procedures to minimize potential danger to self and others. Operates various computers and computer systems, to include the computer control blood bank management system.
  • Phlebotomy duties: Conducts second overall assessment of donors. Explains the procedures and prepares donor arm for phlebotomy. Screens candidates for autologous collections. Exercises independent judgment to ensure phlebotomy procedures will not harm the donor and that the collected blood is processed, tested, and available at the time of the patient's needs. Monitors donor during donation process and observes for possible adverse reaction (e.g., light headache, passing out, convulsing). Administers first aid or calls for medical help depending on the circumstances.
  • Apheresis procedures: Processes human volunteer apheresis donors. Takes donor history, temperature, pulse, blood pressure, hemoglobin, and collection of single donor plasma and single donor platelets using apheresis equipment and standard procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education: Associates or MLT Certificate Accredited by one of the following:
    • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
    • AMT - American Medical Technologists
    • Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
  • Board Certification from one of the following:
    • ASCP - American Society of Clinical Pathology
    • AMT - American Medical Technologists
  • 1 year of experience
  • BLS - Basic Life Support
  • US Citizen

 

Job Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
1+ years
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