Full-Time Medical Laboratory Technician
MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN (MLT). Contractor personnel shall perform
analyses of biologic and related materials in hospital, environmental, occupational,
epidemiological, toxicological, or research and development laboratories; and teach medical
SPECIFIC TASKS. Contractor personnel shall:
Perform donor registration in the LIS and donor care for allogeneic, autologous, and
therapeutic collections. Perform physical exam and evaluate medical history to determine donor
Understand all immunohematologic procedures required for appropriate donor ABO/Rh
(blood grouping and Rh factor) testing. Comprehend all donor screening test results to maintain
quality of products and their effectiveness. Enter results accurately in LIS.
Perform component collection, processing, manufacturing, and labeling to include the
preparation of red blood cells, fresh frozen plasma, recovered plasma and apheresis platelets, and
Store blood and manufactured products under appropriate conditions and quarantine
blood components, if applicable.
Process donor units for transport to 81 MDG Blood Donor Center, as appropriate.
Prepare, receive, and distribute blood product shipments to required destinations.
Consult with the OIC or Technical Supervisor to establish daily requirements for blood
Troubleshoot equipment and schedule preventative maintenance through the Medical
Equipment Repair Center (MERC) as needed or recommended by the equipment manufacturer
and national regulating agencies. Perform appropriate equipment maintenance.
Adhere to inventory management with unit supply custodian to ensure adequate stock
levels of consumable supplies are available within the blood donor center to minimize waste and
ensure uninterrupted services.
Assist in the follow-up of positive donor notifications IAW regulatory requirements.
Ensure appropriate weekly blood component quota compliance is met and shipped
within the requisite time frame.
Coordinate with supervisor in planning workflow and duty schedules for assigned
Maintain records as required by regulatory agencies. Prepare/review reports.
Consult with other medical staff members to verify requirements for effective patient
Perform and interpret clinical laboratory tests in any one or a combination of areas as
described in the following sections of the laboratory when donor center mission permits:
hematology, chemistry, urinalysis, serology, shipping, microbiology, and blood bank. Calculate
test results and notice pertinent details of specimens under microscopic study.
Obtain lab specimens and blood donor units directly from patients/donors by
Prepare slides for microscopic analysis, as necessary.
Record test results and file reports in the CHCS and LIS.
Perform records review, labeling, and lot release of all manufacturing records. Review
documentation for completion and compliance with accreditation and licensure requirements;
verify suitability of products released based upon review.
Communicate with the section supervisor, pathologist, or general laboratory
supervisor regarding unusual or abnormal test results.
Assist in proficiency testing, research, evaluation, validation, and implementation of
instrumentation or methodology applicable to the Donor Center/Clinical Laboratory.
Assist in the completion of operating instructions.