Autotransfusion Technician - Full Time, Days - Four 10s or Five 8s

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7196921 (Ref:ccf19515794)

Posted: November 29, 2023

Job Description

Join Cleveland Clinic’s Fairview Hospital, founded in 1892, where we are a fully accredited hospital by The Join Commission. Fairview Hospital is a community hospital with 488 licensed beds and is recognized as one of the top hospitals in Ohio. At Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital, our patients have access to our strong clinical Centers of Excellence which includes Heart, Cancer, Birthing, Surgery, and our certified Level II Trauma Center. As an Autotransfusion Technician, you will operate blood recovery equipment in the peri-operative environment. With our team of caregivers, you will perform blood recovery procedures according to established policies and procedures. Your primary duties will include: • Collecting and documenting quality control assays. • Identifying problems and causes to take corrective action. • Maintaining and stocking inventory of supplies for the area. • Keeping a sanitized work environment. Our ideal caregiver is someone who: • Can demonstrate critical thinking skills. • Demonstrates effective communication skills. • Has knowledge of human anatomy. • Functions well under minimal supervision and in stressful situations. At Cleveland Clinic, we know what matters most. That's why we treat our caregivers as if they are our own family, and we are always creating ways to be there for you. Here, you'll find that we offer: resources to learn and grow, a fulfilling career for everyone, and comprehensive benefits that invest in your health, your physical and mental well-being and your future. When you join Cleveland Clinic, you'll be part of a supportive caregiver family that will be united in shared values and purpose to fulfill our promise of being the best place to receive care and the best place to work in healthcare.

Schedule Options: You can choose either work 7am-3:30pm 5 days per week, or 7am-5:30pm 4 days per week.

There is an on-call component to this role.  You are on-call every fourth weekend, Friday night through Sunday night. Upon receiving the call, you have 30 minutes to arrive onsite.


  • Collects and documents quality control assays.
  • Maintains accurate and orderly documentation of procedures performed.
  • Recognizes problems, identifies causes and takes corrective action with minimal supervision.
  • Communicates information clearly and professionally to physicians, ancillary personnel and colleagues.
  • Assists in training.
  • Participates in maintaining and stocking an adequate inventory of supplies for the work area.
  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment.
  • Follows OSHA required procedures for blood handling.
  • Enhances education through in-services, seminars and certification processes.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Associate's Degree required.
  • Previous cell salvage experience preferred.


  • None required.

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum one year related technical experience.
  • An additional two year progressively responsible related experience may substitute for degree requirement.

Physical Requirements:

  • Visual acuity.
  • The ability to distinguish colors.
  • Manual dexterity to handle specimens and repair equipment. May be required to stand for long periods of time.
  • Light lifting may be required.
  • May be exposed to hazardous chemicals, biohazards, radioactive materials, etc.
  • Ability to function at a high degree of effectiveness under stressful situations and with all levels of the organization.
  • Some on-call coverage is required.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
Salaries [which may be] shown on independent job search websites reflect various market averages and do not represent information obtained directly from The Cleveland Clinic. Because we value each individual candidate, we invite and encourage each candidate to discuss salary/hourly specifics during the application and hiring process.

By embracing and understanding the diversity EVERY ONE brings, Cleveland Clinic has created an inclusive culture that promotes innovation, growth, and new ideas. This has enhanced our ability to attract the best global talent to provide the best patient experience possible. Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Smoke/drug free environment.

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Job posting number:#7196921 (Ref:ccf19515794)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cleveland Clinic
United States
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