Medical Laboratory Technologist (ASCP MT, CLS, MLS)
Farmington, CT 
Posted 12 days ago
Job Description
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Job Description:

Use your passion for blood banking to support our life-savingmission.

Join the Red Cross Biomed Team!

If you're looking to help save lives and contribute to the mission of one of the nation's most respected humanitarian organizations, consider a career in biomedical services at the American Red Cross. As a Red Cross employee, you'll have opportunities to grow your career and be recognized and rewarded for your efforts. Most importantly, you'll work alongside dedicated individuals like yourself who live the values of our organization every day. Join us for a career that will motivate you to be your very best.

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Performbasic and advanced donor and patient tests and interpret results to determine donor-recipient compatibility.

Shift:This will be a 2nd or 3rd shift position represented by a union contract. Training will be done on the 1st shift.


  • Resolving compatibilityproblems, andproviding complex reference and consultation services to hospitals and transfusion services.

  • Performing automated and manual test procedures on blood samples.

  • Managing receipt, coordination, shipment,and transport of patient and donor blood samples and documenting supply and equipment problems.

  • Managing reagent inventory (ordering, receiving, inspection and preparation).

  • Recognizing/resolving testing irregularities and assisting other Medical Technologists in problem resolution.

  • Consulting with staff at other medical facilities, to resolve complex serologic problems and providing special units to transfusion recipients.

  • Performing maintenance, repair,and validation of laboratory equipment and software

  • Maintaining accurate records.

  • Performing manufacturing duties associated with special blood products, if applicable.


  • 5 years in blood banking.Bachelor's degree in Biological Science or Chemistry, MT(ASCP) or BB(ASCP)/ equivalent certification preferred. Licensure if required by state.

  • Or 3 years in blood banking. MLT (ASCP) certification required or bachelor's degree in Biological Science or Chemistry.

  • Licensure if required by state

  • Good written and verbal skills to communicate effectively with internal and external customers.

  • Must be able to work on a team.
    Travel: May involve variable locations and some travel.

Physical Requirements: Requires standing, stretching, stooping,and bending for extended periods. Lift, pull,pushand move objects of up to 50 pounds. May work in walk-inrefrigerator/freezersforperiods. Work under pressure and within time standards. Required to wear protective clothing such as lab coats, gloves, face shields, etc.

For those candidates located in Connecticut, the salary range for this position is: $33-$37 per hourNote that the American Red Cross sets salary ranges aligned to a specific geographic location in which the job or employee resides. The stated salary range in this posting is an average and may not be reflective of your individual circumstances. We will review specific salary information at the time of phone screening based upon your location.

As part of the world's largest humanitarian network, the American Red Cross places top priority on the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, blood donors, and those who receive our aid and services. Our commitment to public health is unwavering-both during the COVID-19 pandemic and year-round.

Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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