Laboratory Technical Specialist | Bone Marrow Transplant Laboratory | Blood Bank

Job Requisition #: JR63519

End Date: 8/1/2022

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Laboratory

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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Life is full of choices, and whom you work for is one of life's most important decisions. ChristianaCare is ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation and has earned national recognition for excellence. Choose an organization that provides career advancement and the opportunity to impact health.

ChristianaCare is recruiting a full time Bone Marrow Transplant/Blood Bank Laboratory Technical Specialist. In this position, you will coordinate the collection, and manage the shipment, receipt and storage of cellular therapy products for the BMT program.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and maintain standard operating procedures for BMT laboratory functions. Assure that written procedures accurately describe and effectively document all key elements of each critical step in the handling/processing of cellular therapy products collected and/or infused.
  • Prepare collection label for cellular therapy products prior to collection. Following collection, take custody of and coordinate transport of product for processing by a third party. Receive cellular therapy product(s) from third party and store appropriately prior to infusion. Prepare cellular therapy product immediately prior to bedside infusion. Complete all required documentation according to standard operating procedures.
  • Assist in the OR during marrow harvests. Coordinate shipment of marrow to the third party laboratory for processing.
  • Maintain existing frozen cellular therapy product inventory (on-site) in accordance with regulatory and facility processes and requirements. This includes management and use of liquid nitrogen tanks and cryo freezers in accordance with safety standards and precautions.
  • Develop and implement quality assurance programs to monitor the effectiveness of all systems to ensure compliance with established procedures. Evaluate results and initiate change; to include appropriate documentation. Prepare quality reports of BMT lab activities at defined intervals.
  • Coordinate orientation and/or cross-training of Blood Bank medical laboratory scientists to Bone Marrow laboratory tasks
  • Competent to perform all job functions of a Medical Laboratory Scientist I (MLS-I) in the Blood Bank laboratory. Routinely work bench assignments and participate in weekend, holiday and contingency coverage as assigned.
  • Prepare for and participates in all regulatory inspections. Provide requested materials and describe operations appropriately. Assist in the implementation of corrective actions, when necessary.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelors of Science in Medical Technology, Medical Laboratory Science; or equivalent BS degree which requires completion of clinical rotations through an approved education program
  • At least five years of experience working in the Blood Bank
  • Previous cellular therapy laboratory experience preferred
  • Cellular Therapies Certificate required; or agreement to successful completion of AABB's Cellular Therapies Certificate Program within two years of hire
  • Certified or eligible for MT(ASCP)

ChristianaCare Offers

Incredible Work/Life benefits including medical/dental/ vision insurance coverage on your first day of employment, paid PTO, retirement plans, paid parental leave, annual membership to care.com, access to backup care services for dependents through Care@Work, retirement planning services, financial coaching, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and great discounts through several vendors for hotels, rental cars, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets and much more!

If you 're inspired to make a difference, we invite you to become a ChristianaCare caregiver!

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.


UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

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Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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