Blood Bank Technician, Hoxworth Components Laboratory

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


Job Overview

The College of Medicine, Hoxworth Blood Center is recruiting a Blood Bank Technician in the Department of Components Manufacturing. 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 Technician 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 third shift (12:00am-8:30am) 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


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


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: 92403 


Blood Bank Technician, Hoxworth Components Laboratory

Date:  Jun 2, 2023

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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