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Medical Technologist

Company: Vitalant
Location: Chandler
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

$5000 Sign-on Bonus!! Paid after 30 days, 90 days, and 12 months.

As an essential operation to the nation's healthcare infrastructure and a science-based organization, Vitalant believes that being vaccinated helps provide protection and care for our employees, our donors, their families, and the broader community. With this in mind, Vitalant requires employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Individuals applying for this position should be prepared to comply with the COVID-19 vaccination mandates of Vitalant and accordingly, will need to be vaccinated as of first date of employment unless approved exemption exists prior to start.

1st/Day Shift Position


Under minimal supervision and using independent judgment, this position is responsible for performing routine testing of biological specimens and reviewing test results. This position is also responsible for providing skilled technical support in the laboratory. As directed, incumbents will assist with the administrative functions of the laboratory such as coordinating work flow and approval of test results.


  • Performs all assigned duties in compliance with internal SOPs and external regulations. Is responsible for bringing compliance issues to the attention of management.
  • Assures quality customer service to all customers.
  • Performs high complexity testing (e.g., stem cell processing, CBC differentials, antigen screens, antibody ID, and cross match).
  • Performs quality control testing on components produced from whole blood, platelet apheresis, and apheresis red cell products.
  • Maintains accurate records and documentation.
  • Resolves problems between departments that prevent production and distribution of blood components.
  • Assists in administrative functions, as assigned.
  • Participates in technical investigative studies; evaluates and participates in selection of new equipment; develops validation protocols.
  • Develops and maintains SOPs for internal procedures manual.
  • Performs training and competency assessment for UBS and BSI staff, as required.
  • Performs preventive maintenance on equipment; analyzes complex problems; and recommends additional service, as needed.
  • Provides technical support/liaison to center operations and external customers.
  • Performs all other duties, at the discretion of management, as assigned.


    • Bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, biological, medical technology or clinical laboratory science required or equivalent education, training and/or experience.
    • Certification as a Medical Technologist by a recognized certifying agency required or CLIA equivalent for high complexity testing required.
      Licenses/ Certifications
      • Certification as a Medical Technologist by a recognized certifying agency required or CLIA equivalent for high complexity testing required.
      • SBB preferred.
      • State licensure (as required by regulations).
        • Three years experience in a clinical laboratory setting required or SBB.
        • Six years laboratory experience for New York testing required.
        • Experience in developing and conducting formal training preferred.
          • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, bend, and lift up to 50 lbs.
          • Must be detail oriented and possess strong communication, organization, analytical, and decision making skills and be able to comprehend and apply clinical laboratory procedures and theory.
          • Must be able to maintain donor, patient and employee confidentiality.
          • Must possess basic keyboarding skills and the ability to handle and operate laboratory equipment.
          • Must be able to work flexible shifts and overtime when necessary.

            Vitalant offers the following benefits:

            Health insurance Accident insurance
            Health savings account Critical illness insurance
            Dental insurance Hospital indemnity insurance
            Vision insurance Business travel accident insurance
            Flexible spending accounts Paid time off
            Basic life and AD&D insurance Commuter benefits
            Supplemental life and AD&D insurance 401(k) retirement savings plan
            Short-term disability insurance Employee assistance program
            Long-term disability insurance Education assistance program

            EEO including disability and veterans

            All candidates who receive a conditional written offer of employment will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug test in accordance with the Company's established guidelines.

Keywords: Vitalant, Chandler , Medical Technologist, Healthcare , Chandler, Arizona

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