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Blood Bank Medical Lab Scientist (ASCP) - Day Shift (FULL Time)

Company: George Washington University Hospital
Location: Washington
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Responsibilities Job Summary:

  • Performs testing of specimens and processing of blood products in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of test results and takes appropriate action to resolve unexpected results
  • Performs antibody identification and utilizes reference reagents and special techniques appropriately
  • Accurately performs and documents suspected transfusion reaction investigations, and documents results accurately using computer and manual methods
  • Inspects patient samples for testing and ensures compliance with Blood Bank labeling criteria
  • Selects blood products for transfusion, according to the Standard Operating Procedure, to meet specific patient needs
  • Issues blood and blood products in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures
  • Communicates with patient's care team and the Blood Bank Resident/Medical Director/Attending in critical situations, when a delay is anticipated due to product availability or special requests.
  • Modifies blood products according to Standard Operating Procedures
  • Maintains appropriate blood and blood component inventory levels, orders products, inspects units for acceptability, performs confirmation testing (when required), and rotates units to ensure oldest are used first and discards expired products
  • Performs equipment and reagent QC at required intervals, recognizes QC failures, and takes appropriate remedial action to identify the need to deviate from Standard Operating Procedures and Policies by obtaining appropriate approval and documenting the event.
  • Able to execute the use of all special transfusion protocols, and follow the Quality System, including documenting and timely reporting of all failures following The Standard Operating Procedures appropriately
  • Participates in the training of new employees and MLS students
  • Inspects critical supplies and maintains them according to Standard Operating Procedure, and notifies supervisor when supplies need to be replenished This unit is known to encourage consistent internal growth! What do our current Medical Scientists value GW Hospital & UHS? A safe and supportive environment that puts patient care first and values the lab science profession. One of the most rewarding aspects of working as a medical scientist is providing excellent care, comfort, and security to the patients and families you treat, at their most vulnerable times. You are never alone, as you are part of a large, nationwide network of peer scientists and lab leaders that educate the field, routinely exchange ideas, and review current topics within the industry. Having the opportunity to grow, learn, and advance in your career. We are proud of our robust continuing education options and opportunities for skills diversification and career advancement. We want to help you succeed and grow in your profession and enjoy a sense of belonging and trust that comes through your expanding experience. At UHS, you have a voice. Benefits for our Medical Scientists are:
    • Challenging and rewarding work environment
    • Growth and Development Opportunities within UHS and its Subsidiaries
    • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan
    • 401k plan with company match
    • Tuition Assistance (if qualified)
    • Competitive Compensation & Generous Paid Time Off
    • HealthStream online learning catalogue with plenty of free CEU courses Qualifications Medical Laboratory Scientist Job Requirements:
      • MLS/MT(ASCP) or eligible to obtain
      • Bachelor's degree in Biological Science, plus two years of experience
        • Skills
          • Computer skills
          • Pipetting skills
          • Ability to trouble shoot complex laboratory instruments
          • Good communication skills
          • Basic knowledge of Quality Assurance activities About GW Hospital: The George Washington University Hospital (GW Hospital) is a 395-bed tertiary care, academic medical center located in downtown Washington, DC, next to the Foggy Bottom metro. GW Hospital serves a diverse group of patients-from residents to our nation's leaders. As an academic medical center, GW Hospital has the resources and clinical expertise necessary to provide specialized, complex care. This expertise includes cardiac, cancer, neurosciences, women's health, trauma, and advanced surgery including robotic and minimally invasive surgery. https://www.gwhospital.com/ GW Hospital is jointly owned and operated by George Washington University and a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS). The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), adjacent to the hospital, is the 11th oldest medical center in the country and the first in the nation's capital. The mission of GW Hospital is to provide the highest quality healthcare, advanced medical technology, and world-class service to its patients in an academic medical center dedicated to education and research. United Health Services, Inc: One of the nation's largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since its inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, annual revenues were $13.4 billion in 2022. During the year, UHS was again recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; and listed in Forbes ranking of America's Largest Public Companies. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has approximately 94,000 employees and continues to grow through its subsidiaries. Operating acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network, and various related services located all over the U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom. www.uhs.com EEO Statement: All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success. Notice: At UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skillset and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you are suspicious of a job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, let us know by contacting us at: https://uhs.alertline.com or 1-800-852-3449.

Keywords: George Washington University Hospital, Washington DC , Blood Bank Medical Lab Scientist (ASCP) - Day Shift (FULL Time), Healthcare , Washington, DC

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