Blood Production Specialist / Lab Technician (3rd Shift)

Versiti Blood Center of Michigan

Grand Rapids, MI, USA Remote Well Paid Job

Jul 20

*\*\*\*5,000 SIGNING BONUS\*\*\* *

*What you can expect in this position: *

Under the direction of the department leadership, prepares quality biological blood components within the prescribed time following regulatory and operational standards as specified in the Standard Operating Procedures and departmental procedures.

The whole blood which is a mixture of cells, colloids and crystalloids can be separated into different blood components namely packed red blood cell (PRBC) concentrate, platelet concentrate, fresh frozen plasma and cryoprecipitate. Each blood component is used for a different indication; thus the component separation has maximized the utility of one whole blood unit. Different components need different storage conditions and temperature requirements for therapeutic efficacy.

A variety of equipment to maintain suitable ambient conditions during storage and transportation are in vogue. The blood components being foreign to a patient may produce adverse effects that may range from mild allergic manifestations to fatal reactions. Such reactions are usually caused by plasma proteins, leucocytes, red cell antigens, plasma and other pathogens.

Our team members get the chance to advance their careers in health care and customer service while working with a compassionate and mission-driven group of professionals.

*What you will do: *

· Manufactures Red Blood Cells (RBCs), Fresh Frozen Plasma and Recovered Plasma

· Manufactures Neonatal RBCs. Sterile docks Pedipaks to Platelet Apheresis, Neonatal RBCs

· Performs leukoreduction of Whole Bloods and RBCs

· Manufactures Cryoprecipitate, Pooled Cryoprecipitate and Cryo Reduced Plasma

· Labels products to meet regulatory and inventory requirements

· Manufactures additional specialty products as needed by customer base

· Follows procedures pertaining to the proper storage of RBCs, platelet products and frozen products

· Performs and documents equipment function checks and QC as required

· Maintains a level of productivity that allows department to achieve production goals

*When you will work: *

* *Full-time, Non-exempt*
* *3rd Shift*
* *Monday-Friday with rotating weekends (every 3rd) and holidays*
* *11:30PM to 7:30AM*

*Shift Differentials: *
* *$1.50/hr for 6p-12a*
* *$2.00/hr for 12a-6a*
* *Weekends Additional $1.25/hour *

*What’s in it for you?*
* Complete insurance coverage – medical, dental, vision, life
* 401(k) with company match
* Generous paid time off
* Wellness program

*What you will need: *
* High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
* 1-6 months related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience
* Basic computer skills required. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office products, such as Word, Excel and Outlook.

*Additional Skills Good to Have: *

· Ability to read, interpret, and write documents such as operating forms, operating and maintenance instructions, and other department manuals

· Above average attention to detail and problem-solving skills

· Ability to apply judgment to written or oral instructions

· Aptitude for computers and data entry skills

· Ability to manage interruptions in a fast-paced environment

· Customer service and communication skills

· Able to organize work to provdocide productive work flow needed in component manufacturing

· Flexibility to work independently and with a team

· Organized, able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks at one time

· Be able and available to work a flexible working schedule as required based on volume and timing of blood collections-works weekend, holiday rotation and on-call as needed

· Ability to work independently with limited written or oral instruction

· Understands military time

*COVID – 19 Vaccination Policy*

All New Employees must be vaccinated from COVID-19. Versiti may provide a reasonable accommodation to employees unable to receive the Covid-19 vaccination due to a qualified medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance consistent with state and federal law. Employees and candidates can apply and must be approved for an accommodation prior to their hire date.

*Physical Requirements and Working Conditions*

· *Physical demands: *Daily tasks include a mixture of standing, sitting, and walking. Hand-eye coordination with significant manual dexterity and frequent repetitive hand motions. Reaching above the head and lifting up to 40-pound items occurs occasionally. Visual and hearing acuity to perform essential responsibilities. Looking at computer screens or small items is common.

· *Mental demands*: Requires ability to maintain a routine of intense concentration for long periods, as well as excellent cognitive, analytical, and memory ability.

· *Environmental hazards*: Work with biohazardous material is completed in a laboratory environment wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and following internal policies, training, and OSHA standards. Moderate level of noise is present in the laboratory. May perform tasks within cold room for short periods of time.

Versiti was founded with the belief that together, our blood centers can better serve patients’ urgent need for life-saving healthcare. We love what we do, and we’re looking for passionate individuals to join the Versiti family. We foster a diverse environment that affirms each employee’s dignity and worth, and we offer a chance to work with a team of compassionate people who provide lifesaving blood to our communities on a daily basis.

*Our Mission: *

We are Blood Health Innovators who enhance lives through discovery, diagnosis, and treatment.

*Our Vision: *

We will expand the frontiers of patient health through the integration of science, medicine, and service.

Equal Opportunity Employer. This company will provide equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

_This job description reflects the current assignment of essential functions and is not meant to be all-inclusive or in any way construed as an employment contract. Duties and responsibilities may be assigned or reassigned to this position at any time and may be modified to reasonably accommodate an individual with a disability or for other reasons solely at management’s discretion. _

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Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $16.56 - $19.31 per hour

Benefits:
* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Health savings account
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Referral program
* Retirement plan
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift
* Holidays
* Monday to Friday
* Overnight shift
* Weekend availability
Supplemental Pay:
* Signing bonus

COVID-19 considerations:
All Employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19. Please refer to the job description for details regarding Versiti's COVID-19 vaccination policy.

Education:
* High school or equivalent (Required)

Experience:
* Manufacturing: 1 year (Preferred)
* Healthcare: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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