Laboratory Scientist – Transfusion Services – Full Time – 3rd Shift – 5K SIGN ON

Job Locations US-WI-Wauwatosa
Position Type
Full Time


Versiti is a fusion of donors, scientific curiosity, and precision medicine that recognize the gifts of blood and life are precious. We are home to the world-renowned Blood Research Institute, we enable life saving gifts from our donors, and provide the science behind the medicine through our diagnostic laboratories. Versiti brings together outstanding minds with unparalleled experience in transfusion medicine, transplantation, stem cells and cellular therapies, oncology and genomics, diagnostic lab services, and medical and scientific expertise. This combination of skill and knowledge results in improved patient outcomes, higher quality services and reduced cost of care for hospitals, blood centers, hospital systems, research and educational institutions, and other health care providers. At Versiti, we are passionate about improving the lives of patients and helping our healthcare partners thrive.

Position Summary

Under direction of the Manager of Transfusion Service, follows all applicable SOPs, performs immunohematology testing on patient samples and provides the correct blood product for transfusion based on these results. Performs component preparation as ordered by the provider to ensure the correct product is issued for transfusion. Provides the most appropriate blood in a timely and accurate manner and provides phone consultation to customers.


  • Handles and processes specimens, ensuring proper identification.
  • Performs serologic testing according to SOPs on patient and donor samples.
  • Recognizes and resolves procedural discrepancies in testing results.
  • Interprets laboratory results.
  • Reports laboratory results.
  • Performs component preparation as ordered by the provider following all applicable SOPs.
  • Issues appropriate products for transfusion.
  • Maintains accurate, concurrent, and complete records.
  • Operates laboratory equipment correctly and performs quality control testing on equipment and reagents. Knows acceptable levels of performance.
  • Adheres to all required FDA, AABB (fka American Association of Blood Banks), CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act), OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), and CAP (College of American Pathology) regulations. Follows cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) standards.
  • Maintains controlled inventories of reagents and laboratory materials.
  • Provides on call and/or overtime coverage as required.
  • Assists in the training of new personnel and training of students.
  • Listens, anticipates and responds to the needs of internal and external customers and strives to meet expectations.
  • Communicates clearly, accurately, and respectfully with customers and colleagues, ensuring that necessary information is shared.
  • Notifies management or other appropriate persons of problems or issues as appropriate.
  • Works effectively with inter or intra-department(s) and project teams to meet customer needs and organizational goals.
  • Participates in quality and process improvement.
  • Supports and promotes Versiti mission and values, both at work and in the community.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties in this job classification
  • Complies with all policies and standards



  • Bachelor's Degree Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university in Clinical Laboratory Science required
  • Associate's Degree in a laboratory science, or medical laboratory technology (MLT) from an accredited institution and at least 5 years of experience in a transfusion service in lieu of required degree


  • Clinical experience working in a transfusion service as obtained from prior work experience or that obtained in clinical rotations through required education. required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of immunohematology and immunology theory.
  • Skill in the operation of laboratory equipment, instrument, computer, and materials.
  • Effective time managing and organizational skills to perform multiple laboratory functions simultaneously.
  • Maintain accurate, timely records of patient information and laboratory results.
  • Strong detail orientation and analytical ability to evaluate and ensure accuracy of data related to laboratory results and patient information.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to convey understanding of factual and theoretical information and make recommendations to customers.
  • Effective problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.

Licenses and Certifications

  • MLS/CLS/MT/BB American Society for Clinical Pathologist (ASCP) certification required or equivalent. required

Tools and Technology

  • Personal Computer (desktop, laptop, tablet). required
  • General office equipment (computer, printer, fax, copy machine). required
  • Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). required
  • General laboratory equipment including centrifuges, automated cell washers and incubator/waterbaths for performing clinical tests. required
  • Irradiator. required





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