New York Blood Center and Rhode Island Blood Center

  • Phlebotomist (Donor Care Tech I)

    Job Locations US-MO-Kansas City
    Job ID
    2019-2160
    Category
    Phlebotomy
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    At New York Blood Center, one of the most comprehensive blood centers in the world, our focus is on cultivating excellence by merging cutting-edge innovation with diligent customer service, groundbreaking research, and comprehensive program and service development. Join us as we work towards meeting and exceeding the growing needs of our diverse communities, further our lifesaving strategic goals in a rapidly changing environment, and expand our impact on the local, national, and global communities we serve.

     

    Community Blood Center saves lives every day by serving the needs of patients in this community by providing an adequate supply of blood and blood components to meet the transfusion needs of patients in our region. As a not-for-profit organization, Community Blood Center is an active participant member with America’s Blood Centers (ABC). ABC members are licensed and regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and maintain the highest levels of quality control to ensure the safest and most dependable blood supply for the communities they serve. Community Blood Center is your local supplier of blood products to area hospitals. Our employees are committed to achieving the Blood Center's mission of providing patients with access to a safe, adequate and effective blood supply.

    Responsibilities

    Under the supervision of the Collection Supervisor, perform donor suitability, histories and blood collection procedures. Ensures the safety of the donor and safety, purity and potency of the blood collected. Assists in the set-up and break down of the mobile site equipment before and after the mobile (if applicable). Performs various regulated functions related to the care of the blood after collections, including storage and transportation. Promotes positive image of CBC to the Community.

     

    Essential Functions:

      • Performs donor interview and evaluates suitability of donor for donation based on current Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) criteria.
      • Determines donor hemoglobin by obtaining a finger-stick sample.
      • Takes and documents donor blood pressure, pulse and temperature.
      • Performs blood collection procedures according to SOPs, including Quality Control, skin preparation, phlebotomy, obtaining tube samples and removing needles.
      • Attends to donor’s comfort and safety post donation, including those having reactions or complications to the procedure and notifying the Collection Supervisor.
      • Maintains confidentiality of all information regarding donors.
      • Labels all blood collection materials according to SOP.
      • Cares for blood after collection, including segmenting, providing temporary storage, and transportation to the center when necessary.
      • Assists in unloading, assembling, maintain, dismantling and reloading of equipment and supplies (if applicable).
      • Complies with CBC safety policies and procedures.
      • Demonstrates excellent customer service when dealing with donors, members of the community and co-workers.
      • Exhibits professionalism in dress, personal grooming and hygiene.
      • Maintains prompt and regular attendance.

    Qualifications

    • WORK HOURS AND DAYS VARY SO MUST BE VERY FLEXIBLE



    Education: 


    • High school diploma or equivalent - Must provide a copy of the transcript. 

    • Medical Assistant degree preferred. 

    • Phlebotomy certification preferred 

    Experience: 

    Prefer an individual with at least 6 months experience in: 

    • A health-related field, and 

    • Phlebotomy. 

     

    Licenses/Certifications: 

    • Fixed Site Staff: Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license 

     

    Knowledge: 

    • Knowledge of basic medical terminology. 

    • Proficient in all duties related to Donor Room Assistant.

     

    Skills & Abilities: 

    • Excellent customer service skills. 

    • Good writing skills to successfully document as needed. 

    • Good verbal skills to successfully communicate with donors, chairpersons, community, and co-workers. 

    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. 

    • Computer skills. 

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