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Blood Bank Tech

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Job Overview

The College of Medicine, Hoxworth Blood Center is recruiting a Blood Bank Tech in the Components Manufacturing department Medical Education. This position will support the University's mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all our activities. 
The Blood Bank Technologist will perform complex laboratory procedures that include preparation of red blood cells platelet concentrates, plasma, and cryoprecipitate; leukocyte reduction; irradiation; freezing and deglycerolizing; preparation of specialized hospital blood products, and processing and shipping samples to testing laboratory. The Candidate must successfully complete an extensive FBI background check as a condition for employment.  This position will be trained on first shift then assigned to work the second shift after training is completed.

Essential Functions

  • Prepare component products for transfusion (i.e., red blood cells, washed red blood cells, frozen red blood cells, deglycerolized red blood cells, fresh frozen plasma, recovered plasma, cryoprecipitate, and source leukocytes and blood salvage).
  • Label products (i.e. Red Blood Cells, Fresh Frozen Plasma, Cryoprecipitate and Apheresis Platelets) for transfusion and dispose of unusable units.
  • Assist with instruction/training of students, new employees, residents, etc.
  • Evaluate acceptability of incoming donor specimens and perform electronic data entry related to sample preparation for blood bank testing.
  • Retrieve, interpret, and update blood product inventory data.
  • Prepare pooled cryoprecipitate.
  • Process incoming specimens; order issue and/or release blood components.
  • Perform quality control checks on selected equipment.
  • Communicate appropriate information to individuals internal, as well as external, to the department.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work area.
  • Monitor inventory of supplies and reagents.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Four (4) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Trainings/Certifications

Relevant training.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Degree in Science. 
  • Blood Bank experience. 

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Sitting - Continuously
  • Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Continuously
  • Hearing, listening - Continuously
  • Talking - Continuously
  • Standing - Continuously
  • Walking - Continuously
  • Bending - Often
  • Pulling, pushing - Often
  • Lifting - up to 20 pounds - Often
  • Stooping - Seldom
  • Climbing stairs/ladders - Seldom
  • Kneeling, squatting - Seldom
  • Crouching - Seldom
  • Crawling - Seldom
  • Reaching overhead - Seldom
  • Shoveling - Seldom
  • Lifting - up to 50 pounds - Seldom
  • Lifting - over 50 pounds - Seldom


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 71801 


Blood Bank Tech

Date:  Oct 9, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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