Charlottesville – Along the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville and Albemarle County offer a unique experience in a picturesque setting! Delight in the finest restaurants, attend our events, stroll the brick-lined Downtown Mall or taste fruits and vino at our 30+ local orchards and vineyards. Charlottesville also serves as the economic, cultural, and educational center of a multi-county region in Central Virginia.
Our client, a 622-bed teaching hospital, is currently looking for a blood bank technologist to test in their busy immunohematology laboratory department. All shifts are available for this role.
Blood bank technologists perform both routine and specialized tests in blood banks, blood donor centers, transfusion services, reference laboratories and research facilities.
Calibrate, operate, troubleshoot and maintain the equipment
Dexterity and good hand-eye coordination are required to collect and prepare specimens
Follow instructions and procedures very carefully
Critical thinking skills to recognize problems and develop solutions or alternative approaches
Lab safety and infection prevention is of paramount importance
Responsibilities may include but not be limited to:
Testing for blood group antigens, compatibility and antibody identification
Investigating abnormalities and adverse reactions to transfusion
Supporting physicians in transfusion therapy for patients
Performing viral marker testing to ensure patient safety
Managing patient blood
Education and Certification:
Bachelor’s degree in science; MT/MLT/MLS(ASCP) certification or equivalent; SBB(ASCP) certification a plus
HealthCare Connections, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, pregnancy, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other protected status pursuant to law.