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MD Anderson Cancer Center Medical Laboratory Scientist - Donor Operations 4pm-2:30am in Houston, Texas

*The hours for this poition Monday - Friday, rotating weekends and holidays, start as early as 4:00pm and go as late as 2:30am. It is likely this position will frequently work over-time. The ideal candidate will be available to work during these hours with no execeptions.*

The section of Donor Operations provides collection and manufacturing services for allogenic blood donors for whole blood, plateletpheresis, granulocytes, and MNCs; as well as custom clinical collections for autologous and therapeutic blood components.

We collect approximately 30,000 units of blood per year through our mobile operations and fixed site collection activities. We host approximately 500 collection drives throughout the greater Houston area. We also have three fixed sites in the Texas Medical Center area, which makes donating convenient. MD Anderson employees are a critical resource for our collections. We have over 2,500 dedicated employee donors, which is more than double the national average of donor participation.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

Performs all laboratory testing specific to the assigned section

  • Remains knowledgeable and competent for all policies, procedures and protocols.

  • Ensures and verifies quality control data is performed and reported for all tests.

  • Maintains laboratory equipment.

  • Maintains competency in computer functions in assigned areas.

  • Follows section's inventory control system to assure effective use of supplies and reagents.

  • Completes testing in timely manner.

  • Complies with safety guidelines and procedures and adheres to regulatory mandates.

  • Remains responsible and accountable for all actions.

Enhances productivity and laboratory lab functions by demonstrating dependability

  • Adjusts, prioritizes, and organizes work to achieve maximum productivity to meet the workload demands of the section.

  • Adheres to attendance policy, begins work as scheduled.

  • Works independently, utilizes resources available to maximize efficiency.

Assists in the development of laboratory personnel and tests, to enhance laboratory functions

  • Participates in process improvement projects.

Computer Skills

  • Maintains proficiency on computer functions in the lab processes.

  • Properly acquires specimen data into computer system(s).

  • Analyzes and evaluates patient results correctly and appropriately.

  • Stores patient information and results to allow easy future access as required.

Bachelor's degree -OR- Bachelor's degree in Molecular Genetic Technology -OR - completion of an accredited Medical Technology or Clinical Laboratory Science program. With Bachelor's degree, one year clinical lab experience. It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 138777

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Work Week: Day/Evening

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 50,800

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 63,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 76,200

  • Science Jobs: No

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