Blood Bank Manager

Published by Jobstanzania on 4:17:00 pm

The Blood Bank Manager is a new position to support the planning, development and implementation of a blood bank at CCBRT. The Blood Bank Manager will report to the Director Maternity and Newborn Hospital Project.

Position: BLOOD BANK MANAGER (ref: 78)

Duties include:
• Provide technical leadership on the set-up and operations of a blood blank.
• Provide advise on the set-up and operations of the laboratory.
• Coordinate with the Human Resource Department to hire and recruit blood bank staff
• Provide day-to-day supervision and management of all staff in the blood bank
• Manage the annual blood bank budget
• Supervise the procurement of necessary durable equipment, supplies, and reagents for blood bank.
• Establish high quality processes and protocols for blood screening, component separation, storage and distribution according to national and international standards.
• Plan and implement community-based blood drives.
• Coordinating with Ministry of Health officials with regards to blood collection, processing, and transfusion services.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• Bachelor's Degree in a Laboratory Science field such as : Blood Bank Technologist or Clinical Laboratory Scientist or Biomedical Technologist or other relevant degree.
• Certified specialist in Blood Bank technology; certification by the ACSP-BB, SBB, SANBS, HPSCA, CSMLS, BBTS or Tanzanian Society for Clinical Pathology (TSCP)
• 7-10 years experience in a clinical laboratory / blood bank at international standards with at least 2 years experience in a supervisory role. Preferably experience in low income countries.
• Must have the technical knowledge and experience in performing internationally recognized Transfusion Transmitted Infection (TTI) Laboratory testing.
• Must have previous experience training, supervising, and managing staff at a lab or blood bank.

Personal Qualities:
• Customer service
• Hands-on and pro-active
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• Time management
• Problem-solving

CCBRT seeks to recruit individuals who are passionate about the work they do, who are compassionate in character and who have excellent standards of competency. We are an equal opportunities-employer and encourage people with disabilities to apply. Please submit your curriculum vitae with two references and maximum one page cover letter on why you believe you are the right candidate for this position.

Please send it via email to: recruitment.ccbrt@ccbrt.org.

Please indicate job reference number: 78.

Deadline for Applications: 4th December 2015.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



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