American Red Cross Experience Phlebotomist (Collection Specialist II) in Columbia, South Carolina

Job Description:

Responsibilities____________ 1. Comply with applicable Federal, State and local regulations as well as all American Red Cross policies, procedures and guidelines. 2. May perform any or all blood collection procedures (may include allogeneic, autologous, directed, therapeutic; automated red cell and platelet pheresis) donor collections. May performs all types of donor health history screening and eligibility procedures. 3. Conduct donor greeting, donor reaction care and processing and packing of blood as assigned. 4. Perform daily function checks, assemble and maintain supplies and equipment to ensure a state of readiness and to maintain compliance. 5. Function with team effort to ensure efficient donation process focused on donor and sponsor expectations. Maintain positive public relations to promote a professional image. 6. May operate ARC vehicles. May transport supplies and equipment in a state of readiness and to ensure compliance. May operate assigned vehicle according to applicable regulations. Collections Staff that is hired with DOT driving responsibilities will perform vehicle checks and complete DOT paperwork per established protocol.
7. Load, set up, maintain and tear down supplies and equipment in a state of readiness and to ensure compliance.
8. May perform therapeutic apheresis according to established procedures and protocols as assigned. 9. May perform competency assessments. 10. May perform drive charge/team lead duties independently in the absence of a Team Supervisor when assigned. 11. May perform autologous/allogeneic mini-operations independently. 12. Complete required readings and training assignments by assigned deadline. 13. Perform other related duties as necessary.The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of staff so classified.

Scope____________ Performs high level collections operational functions. May include drive charge/lead, therapeutic apheresis, single person operations, and primary trainer under the direction of a supervisor. Must be able to work independently with attention to detail. Able to lead a team and correct any drive operational efficiencies. Apply good manufacturing practices to drive operations ensuring overall compliance. Balance production, customer service and compliance on a day-to-day basis to ensure integrity of the product and optimum donor experience. As integral link between donors and ARCBS, portray a commitment to customer service by conveying and demonstrating a consistent style of professionalism.May drive ARC vehicles throughout the blood region to collection sites, set-up and tear down and provide other related donor and operation support. Will have frequent external customer (donor and sponsor) contact.

Qualifications____________ LPN or equivalent experience is required, with current state licensure as required. Minimum one year experience or documented satisfactory performance as a Collections Technician II or Specialist I is required. Customer service experience, effective verbal communication and public relations skills are required. Previous leadership experience is preferred. A current valid driver's license and good driving record is required. Previous truck and/or bus driving experience is desirable. Collections Staff that is hired with DOT driving responsibilities will be required to pass DOT physical and related requirements and be able to posses or obtain a medical certification of at least one year duration. Basic computer skills desirable. Applicable local licensure if required by state directives.

Essential Functions/Physical Requirements____________ The duties above indicate the essential functions of the position. Operational flexibility is required to meet sudden and unpredictable needs. Physical requirements may include the ability to lift, push or pull heavy weights up and down ramps and stairs, good manual dexterity, the ability to sit or stand for long periods of time and adapt to long, irregular hours and frequent schedule changes is required. Exposure levels are based on the essential functions as stated in this position description; however, in some instances, variances may occur due to the applicable nature of this position within a particular work site. Therefore the work site may determine the exposure level to be greater than or less than the below stated level.This position is an exposure determination 1 in view of the fact that the position requires the incumbent work under conditions where the potential exists for the incumbent to make contact with blood or blood components as a result of splashes, spills, and/or needlesticks.

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