Vitalant is a nonprofit organization that collects blood from volunteer donors and provides blood, blood products and services across the United States.
Under limited direction, this position is responsible for managing the overall activities and providing skilled technical oversight in the laboratory. Works with other team members to ensure timely, quality, test results.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Master’s degree preferred.
Must satisfy CLIA requirements for High Complexity Testing required.
Certified Histocompatibility Specialist (CHS), Specialist in Blood Banking (SBB), or Specialist level certification in related area preferred.
Seven years clinical laboratory experience required. To include:
Three years supervisory experience.
Previous experience in molecular techniques, immunohematology techniques, automated testing and computerization preferred.
Previous experience with Cellular Therapy manufacturing, flow cytometry, and clean room processes preferred.
Strong communication, customer relationship management, and project plan development and oversight preferred.
Blood Systems is an internationally known leader in transfusion medicine founded on the principles of quality, excellence and service. Our headquarters are located in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona.Founded in 1943 as the Salt River Valley Blood Bank in Phoenix, Arizona, today Blood Systems is one of the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit transfusion medicine organizations.The Blood Services division, our largest, provides leadership, policy and shared services to its blood centers. It facilitates comprehensive blood service contracting for national and regional healthcare systems. Our blood centers provide blood, blood components and special services to patients in some 1,000 hospitals across the country.Blood Systems Research Institute generates and analyzes data to aid the US and worldwide transfusion community by recommending testing strategies and technology. Creative Testing Solutions, a joint venture, is the largest independent blood donor testing organization in the country with several high volume laboratories. The BioCARE division distributes therapeutic biologicals and recombinant coagulation factors, including such products as albumin, coagulation factors, fibrin sealants, IVIG and Rh immune globulin. Our CanyonCARE Rx specialty pharmacy is part of BioCARE.