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Blood Bank Production Supervisor

Versiti, Inc. Aurora, IL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Quality Control Laboratory. Ensures departmental and compliance requirements are maintained along with staffing and mentoring team members to ensure staff engagement and productivity.


  • Responsible for ensuring the prompt creation and testing of platelet products in order to maintain adequate inventory levels including Pathogen Reduction Technology
  • Ensures products are tested, labeled, manufactured, stored and distributed in accordance with FDA regulations, AABB standards, and standard operating procedures
  • Manages schedules and rotates staff to ensure processes are timely, effective and efficient in a 24/7/365 operation
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and take calls as required
  • Assists staff during times of increased workload or short staffing
  • Encourages and maintains a culture of respect, teamwork and continuous improvement
  • Acts as a role model by demonstrating leadership, knowledge, safe practices and problem-solving skills
  • Accountable for staff management to include hiring, performance reviews, discipline and termination according to applicable policies and in collaboration with Human Resources
  • Regularly meets with staff and effectively communicates and reports progress in meeting departmental goals and objectives
  • Mentors and coaches staff to develop and maintain staff competence and performance
  • Ensures instrument preventative maintenance and quality control are performed and documented on time and as required
  • Assures that errors and deviations are reported, documented, and investigated on-time and according to institutional policy and regulatory requirements
  • Ability to take calls on off shifts and for weekend/holiday coverage
  • Develops Versiti wide peer relationships and has the ability to work in a functional group setting
  • Orders supplies for the department and evaluate new suppliers and equipment
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Assists in designing (or optimizing) processes, validations and training protocols
  • Assists in cross-training to foster an environment of teamwork between Production and Distribution Departments
  • Assists with annual budget planning


  • Bachelor of Science degree in one of the following areas required: Chemical, Physical or Medical or Biological.
  • Medical Technology program, MT/MLT/ASCP, certification or equivalent preferred


  • 3+ years supervisory experience preferred
  • 5+ years experience in a regulated environment preferred
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience in basic donor or patient testing requirements and techniques
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing/Laboratory Practices or FDA regulations desired
  • Experience with continuous improvement systems desired
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as Standard Operating Procedures, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and other technical documents
  • Ability to produce reports, graphs and communications for senior leadership as requested and within the scope of the position
  • Ability to apply judgment to address procedural, equipment, customer and staff issues
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills including team building and problem-solving
  • Ability to organize a productive workflow and lead the team to meet departmental goals

Equal Opportunity Employer. This company will provide equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Versiti, Inc.

Why Work Here?

Team Culture | Career Growth | Excellent Benefits

Our mission is to provide and maintain an adequate supply of blood and blood products for area hospitals to draw upon in order to meet the anticipated and actual needs of patients. This mission is as valid today as it was at the blood bank's founding in 1943. Nearly 2,000 blood drives are conducted annually at area hospitals, churches, businesses, schools and community groups. Seventeen drawing centers conveniently located throughout our service area offer additional blood donation opportunities.


1200 North Highland Avenue Aurora, IL 60506
Aurora, IL