ACCELERATED BLOOD BANK TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
Opportunity for OneBlood Employees Only
The Blood Bank Technologist (BBT) program is a three (3) month long, full time, paid program focused on a course of coordinated lectures and structured practical experiences in the Immunohematology and Blood Banking Specialties. The course is designed to train on analytical procedures performed in the Laboratory Medicine sections and the relationship between the results obtained and their interpretation. Participants perform analyses on actual specimens under the constant supervision of educational department personnel or designee. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be eligible for the examination and certification provided by the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB) Board of Certification.
Topics during the program include:
Immunology | Genetics | Blood Donor Collection | Infectious Disease Testing | Component Manufacturing | Storage | Distribution | Quality Control testing | Blood Groups | Pretransfusion Testing | Blood Utilization | Blood administration | Adverse Events of Transfusion
The required prerequisites for the BBT Program include:
- Baccalaureate degree in biological sciences, with 24 hours in the following:
- 6 hrs biology
- 6 hrs chemistry, and
- 12 hrs biology and/or chemistry with a minimum GPA of 3.0 overall
- Minimum of one (1) year OneBlood work experience required with no active corrective actions on file.
- Official transcripts from each college or university attended should be:
- Emailed to: MTEducation@oneblood.org
10100 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33716
- Further detailed requirements can be found in the Job listing on MyCareers
If selected for the program, trainees must agree:
- To acquire a valid and current Florida Clinical Laboratory Technologist Trainee License in Immunohematology and Blood Banking.
- To become full time BBT students, students will be paid current salary and benefits.
- To maintain fulltime employment in good standing by OneBlood during the BBT Program, he/she will not perform any work for OneBlood in an employee capacity during the hours he/she is on student status.
- To Travel as needed. Reimbursement will follow OneBlood policy.
- If after three (3) quizzes or exams, the Student’s average is less than 75%, Student may be dismissed from the BBT Program. After three (3) instances of either tardiness (later than 15 minutes) or unexcused absences, the Student may be dismissed from the BBT Program. Decisions concerning dismissal will be made by the BBT Advisory Committee.
- To be placed in open positions available within OneBlood. OneBlood will determine the work location, or OneBlood affiliate facility, where Student will be employed as well as placed in a shift as available. Additionally, Student may be required to relocate to meet the recruitment needs of OneBlood.
- To be voluntarily employed by OneBlood for two years after the program.
- To reimburse OneBlood per the contract agreement should a breach of contract occur.
A more detailed contract will be provided to Trainees who are offered positions in the program.
- This accelerated program runs for 3 months. Check the Pulse to see when applications will be open.
- Search MyCareers for the Medical Technologist Trainees Position.
- Qualified Candidates will be scheduled interviews with the BBT Admissions Committee after the designated application deadline.
Required forms to upload
- OneBlood BBT Application for Admission
- Photo ID
- Transcript Evaluation* - If applicable (not required)
Required Emailed forms
- OneBlood BBT application Reference Form - Completed and sent by three references.
- Official Transcripts
Please be sure to email your reference form and official transcripts to MTEducation@oneblood.org.
The reference forms and official transcripts can also be mailed directly to the program director
Wyenona Hicks, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
BBT Program Director
10100 Dr. Martin Luther King St. N.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33716
For any questions and inquiries about the program, please reach out to Wyenona Hicks and Julie Laureano at MTEducation@oneblood.org.