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Lab Assistant-UIC-Day shift

## Description
**LOCATION: UIC DAY SHIFT**
**Position Summary**
This position is involved in the selection, manufacturing and preparation of blood products for transfusion and all clerical and system support functions of the Transfusion Service supporting the non-immunohematology testing function of the Transfusion Service.
**Position Responsibilities (Expected Work):**
This position is not static and will be revised as the needs of the organization's business evolve.
* __Major Activity__: Process patient samples and requests for services and HLA matched and all other blood products consistent with SOP and cGMP requirements.
* __Major Activity__: Receive, transfer, and ship blood products and samples consistent with SOP and cGMP requirements.
* __Major Activity__: Assign, select and issue blood products for transfusion consistent with SOP and cGMP requirements.
* __Major Activity__: Manufacture and prepare blood products for transfusion consistent with SOP and cGMP requirements including required QC tasks.
* __Major Activity__: Accurately and professionally communicate information to internal and external customers, always adhering to patient confidentiality requirements and with HIPAA.
* __Major Activity__: Successfully complete all required ongoing training within defined time frames.
* __Major Activity__: Other duties may be assigned.
## Qualifications
**Key Measures:**
* Error free work consistent with SOPs.
* Efficient completion of work tasks - on time without customer complaints.
* Compliance with operational goals.
* Interpersonal team skills.
**Education and Training:**
* High school diploma required
* Post high school training in a medical support program strongly preferred
* Associate or Bachelor's degree in Biological Science or health related major preferred
**Work Experience:**
* 2-3 years previous work experience required
* Work experience required in health related position or health support role
**Required Skills:**
* Ability to complete basic mathematical calculations.
* Strong time management organizational and multi-tasking skills required.
* Strong attention to detail with ability to complete tasks to precise regulatory standards.
* Must be able to prioritize work demands and anticipate patient needs.
* Ability to equate a medical diagnosis to transfusion needs.
* Language skills must include the ability to read, write, speak English effectively and follow oral and written instructions consistent with policies and procedure, SOPs or other requirements.
* Strong oral communication required.
**Donor Experience:**
* Strong communication skills required to interact in a professional manner with external customers.
* Interactive style that fosters and supports teamwork.
**Supervisory/Mgmt:**
N/A
**Physical Demands/Work Environment:**
* The employee will be required to spend the majority of the day standing or walking.
* The employee may be required to lift up to 25 pounds. The employee must have the ability to respond to audible alarms and incoming phone calls, and be abler to understand and speak English to provide information and direction.
* High stress; accuracy and speed frequently impact patient outcomes. Errors can be fatal.
* The employee will spend the majority of the day in a clinical laboratory with biohazard exposure and moderate noise levels.
Blood Systems Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.
**EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans**
Our organization is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to accommodation@bloodsystems.org or call 1-844-220-2612 to let us know the nature of your request. A representative will respond to accommodation requests within two business days. Please note that this email/phone number is for medical/disability accommodations only and any other inquiries will not receive a response.
Please see the below information about applicant rights and our commitment to compliance:
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All candidates who receive a conditional written offer of employment will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug test in accordance with the Company's established guidelines.
*Organization:* The Institute for Transfusion Medicine: ITxM
*Primary Location:* United States of America-Illinois-Chicago
*Work Locations:* ITxM IL UIC (ITXM0119) ITxM 1740 West Taylor Chicago, 60607
*Shift:* Day Job
*Travel:* Yes, 50 % of the Time
*Job Posting Close Date:* Jun 25, 2018
*Job Function:* Laboratory
*Req ID:* 18730
*Employee Status:* Full-time, Regular

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