New York Blood Center Enterprises

Advanced Automation Specialist - Phlebotomist

Job Locations US-MN-St. Paul
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 6 months ago(6/2/2022 1:45 PM)
ID
2022-4041
Category
Phlebotomy
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Memorial Blood Centers (MBC.ORG), a division of Innovative Blood Resources (www.innovativebloodresources.org), has been saving and sustaining lives since 1948. We supply blood and blood components, state-of-the-art laboratory services, and biomedical expertise to area healthcare partners, national blood centers, biotechnology companies, research institutions, and international clients. Operating 10 donor centers and conducting hundreds of blood drives each month, we are proud to be an independent nonprofit that supplies over 30 area hospitals and more than a dozen air ambulances with life-saving blood—from our community, for our community. 

Responsibilities

Summary:

To ensure that donor screening, automated blood collection procedures (including Double Red Cell, Plasma, Platelets, and Haematopoietic Progenitor Cells a.k.a. HPC) and Whole Blood Collections are done in a manner that is consistent with current clinical practices, compliant with all regulatory requirements and result in safe products that maintain safety, quality, identity, purity, and potency for patients and donors, and provide exceptional experiences for donors. Maintains a professional appearance and attitude. Works together with the Operations Supervisor, Op Lead and team to ensure teamwork and smooth operations. 

 

Schedule:  Variable schedule

 

Job Responsibilties:

  1. Donor screening. Determines vital signs and eligibility.

    • Assesses and concurrently documents vitals of donor; qualifies donor responses to Health History Questionnaire to determine eligibility of donor.
  2. Perform Whole Blood and Automated blood collections (Double Red Cells, Plasma and Platelets).

    (May include special collections and research collections.)

    • Performs blood collections in accordance with applicable policies and procedures.
    • Follows safety procedures.
    • Analyze donor data and determine optimal product collections on appropriate instruments.
  3. Perform HPC collections, assist with HPC screening and HPC program management as assigned

    • Performs blood collections in accordance with applicable policies and procedures.
    Follows safety procedures.
  4. Provide Customer Service including pre/post donation care and other care as needed.

    Provide customer service and care with a focus on anticipating needs and providing exceptional service.
  5. Other Duties as assigned:

    • Assist with the set-up of blood drive, including the safe set-up of operation.
    • Performs cleaning tasks, including equipment cleaning.
    • Attend and participate in staff meetings and trainings.
    • Order/stock supplies
    • Perform Greeter functions
    • Maintain equipment
    • Perform automation collections QC tasks
    • Platelet Memo Entry
  • Benefits: Full Benefits Including: Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, EST, and Retirement Plan

Qualifications

Education: 

HS Diploma or equivalent

Completion of double red cell training at blood bank or other health-care facility

 

Experience:

Minimum 1 year of experience or the equivalent

 

Licenses:

Valid driver’s license

Phlebotomy certification preferred

 

Physical Demands: 

Required to regularly stand, use hands, reach with arm, talk and hear. Frequently required to sit, stoop, crouch, and kneel. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

Other:

Excellent interpersonal communication skills

Accurate oral and written communication

Ability to organize and prioritize tasks

Willingness to follow direction from management

Dexterity in handling equipment with latex gloves 

Ability to work well with others, under pressure and meet deadlines

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers and other metrics

Ability to read and interpret documents, such as safety rules and SOPs

 

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