American Red Cross Phlebotomist/CDL Driver - Paid Training in Portland, Oregon

Job Description:

CDL Driver/Phlebotomist Job Summary

Union Position, Full-Time

$3,000 Sign-On Bonus

Are you seeking a full-time opportunity that makes a difference? Are you passionate about meeting new people? Do you want to have an impact in your community, across the country, and around the world? If your answer is "yes", then we invite you to become a Phlebotomist/Bus Driver for the American Red Cross!

From transporting and setting up blood collection equipment at work sites, to drawing blood from donors, as a Phlebotomist/Bus Driver with the American Red Cross you will work all aspects of blood drives at schools, offices & churches. No experience necessary—our paid training is a mix of classroom instruction and field practice.

To learn more about this role, watch this short video: A life-saving mission. A life-changing career. Join us.

Phlebotomist/Bus Driver Job Responsibilities

  • Balance production, donor care & quality requirements to meet daily blood collection goals

  • Take the time to personally connect with donors – listen to their stories and help them understand the value of their donation

  • Be detail oriented all day, every day, to ensure that the blood you collect meets regulatory requirements and can be safely transfused

  • Remain flexible to work a highly variable schedule that includes early start times, late end times, weekends & holidays to meet the needs of our blood drive sponsors and donors.

  • Take care of your team members – show up for every shift and give 100% while you're there

  • Contribute to a friendly and fun environment. Team up with your co-workers to keep our donors coming back again and again

  • Interact in a positive, proactive and customer-focused manner with both internal and external customers, demonstrating care and compassion at all times.

The aforementioned responsibilities of the Phlebotomist/Bus Driver describe the general nature and level of work and are not an exhaustive list.

Essential Functions/Physical Requirements: Physical/Mental Requirements: The duties above and below indicate the essential functions of the position. Continuous and Frequent: Obtain and record detailed information accurately on a computer. Fine motor skills necessary to perform venipunctures and physical exams. Show dexterity in handling and grasping blood collection equipment. Ability to see well enough to perform venipunctures and other vision-oriented essential functions. Perform highly repetitive work. Ability to work variable hours and adapt to long, irregular hours and frequent schedule changes is required. Process waiting donors pleasantly and efficiently. Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time Ability to sit for extended periods in Donor Room and Health History, and drive and ride in a car for up to six hours. Work in small enclosed health history booths with donors during registration, physical exams and health histories. Repeatedly stoop and bend at the waist. Physical requirements may include the ability to lift, push or pull heavy weights up and down ramps and stairs Ability to lift boxes of blood and/or supplies occasionally (up to 55 lbs.). Handle, push, and pull objects weighing up to 300 pounds up and down ramps and stairs. Ability to be flexible in the work environment and work style. Ability to climb in and out of ARC vehicles. Occasional: Assist with reacting donors, i.e. push lounge chair with donor on it (up to 300 pounds).


Must be qualified as required by Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

In accordance with DOT regulations, drivers must be at least 21 years of age. High school diploma or equivalent is required. Medical assistant or phlebotomy training is preferred. Customer service experience, effective verbal communication, and public relations skills are required. A current valid driver's license and good driving record is required as outlined in the current ARC fleet policy. A Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL), which may include the passing of both knowledge and skills tests on airbrakes, may be required. Experience driving a commercial motor vehicles over 5 tons preferred. Ability to see well enough to collect and record physical data from instruments. Ability to hear and see well enough to drive trucks. Basic computer skills desirable. Excellent reading and comprehension skills. Proficient in performing manual vital signs. Availability to work variable hours, any day of the week, and to travel overnight for 2 - 3 consecutive nights, 2-3 times per month.

Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The American Red Cross is a diverse nonprofit organization offering its employee's professional development and growth opportunities, a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a collaborative team spirit environment.