Laboratory Technician II

San Diego Blood Bank San Diego, CA
Job Summary

* Performs essential laboratory responsibilities according to established procedures.

* Assists in training new personnel and other staff members.

* Supports the SDBB safety, GMP and Quality Plan. Adheres to GMP guidelines.

* Assists in the care, maintenance and quality control of equipment and supplies.

* Maintains department records, reports and statistical data as required.

* Assists in laboratory quality and variance programs.

* Participates in department meetings and educational programs.

Essential Duties

Task / Work Skills Lab Dept.

L - Labeling - large volume

M - Misc. Tasks - high level performance

PQ - Platelets - processing

RQ - Blood product QC

TE - Test - Donor, product

E - Equipment calibration

Working Environment

* Normal laboratory environment with biohazard precautions.

* May be exposed to blood or bodily fluids that may be capable of transmitting diseases.

* May be exposed to chemicals that may be hazardous.

* May be called on to work or attend meetings at other than routinely scheduled hours.

Physical Requirements

* Must be able to stand long hours.

* Must be able to communicate clearly.

* May be required to lift up to 40 pounds.

Equipment Used

* General Laboratory equipment (examples include but are not limited to: centrifuges, heat sealer, sterile docking device, refrigerators/freezers, sterile hood, cell counter, etc.)

* Blood Bank computer system

* Personal computer

Education: A.A. Degree

Experience: Previous Lab experience preferred.

Critical Competencies

1) Interpersonal skills to establish and maintain professional relationships.

2) Decision making skills.

3) Interests in medical field or life sciences.

4) Professional communication both written and oral, which is clear and precise.

5) Must be detail oriented, well organized and display good time management skills.

6) Self-motivated and capable of independent work.

7) Integrity and discretion – ability to maintain confidentiality.

8) Ability to perform under pressure and work under stressful situations.

9) Team orientation.

10) Teaching and training abilities.

Location and Hours

This position is located at our Gatway Center Office

Varying days with rotating weekends, Evening Hours

The San Diego Blood Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer.