Part-time Phlebotomist (PACS Specialist)

  • American Red Cross
  • Medford, OR, USA
  • Nov 08, 2017

Job Description

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Job Description:

We are seeking a compassionate and flexible Perioperative Autologous Cell Salvage (PACS) Specialist for hand-on patient care position operating the PACS equipment generally is a surgical setting, at various locations on an on-call and emergency basis.

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Job Summary: Responsible for performing Perioperative Autologous Cell Salvage (PACS) services according to American Red Cross policies and procedures, including safety policies. Responsible for demonstrating excellence in customer service, promoting a positive, professional image of the American Red Cross Biomedical Services. Assists with routine departmental tasks as directed.

This is a part-time, on call position requiring operational flexibility. Must be able to get to Rogue Regional Hospital within 15 minutes for on call responsibilities.

Qualifications

  • Current relevant licensure in state of practice. Requires a, CNA or EMT, LPN, PN, or MA.
  • Minimum one year experience in the health care or blood banking industry required. Excellent communication skills, basic computer skills and attention to detail required.
  • Retain a current CPR certification (If employee does not have current CPR certification, the individual may be allowed into the program, but CPR certification must be obtained within six weeks).
  • Ability to work independently, react quickly and work effectively in a surgical setting required. Familiar with basic aseptic technique preferred.

Demonstrated technical skills; ability to operate medical equipment required. Must be willing to work a varied schedule including some evenings as well as on-call responsibilities. Job knowledge equivalent to that gained through the completion of an Associate's Degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience as determined by the PACS Program Physician required.


May be required to have own vehicle, a valid and current driver's license and insurance and a good driving record. Must live within 15-20 minutes of Medford, as this is an on-call position.

Responsibilities: Transports and operates PACS equipment and performs specified salvage procedures which may include Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) sequestration. Assesses patient/surgical procedure for suitability for PACS. Monitors blood loss, assesses appropriate time for washing of salvaged blood, and communicates to anesthesia and/or nursing staff the blood volume processed and available to be returned to patient. Maintains knowledge of steps of applicable surgical procedures. Notifies surgeon and/or anesthesiologist in charge if problems occur with the procedure. Maintains accurate, complete and legible records pertaining to the patient and the PACS or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) procedure. Labels for reinfusion the autologous product, as appropriate. Removes disposable and cleans equipment at end of the procedure. Ensures that necessary equipment and disposable are available for the next cell salvage procedure. Reports and removes defective equipment from operation. Assists supervisor in assuring equipment is maintained and adequate supplies are stocked. Reports incidents and adverse reactions and completes appropriate paperwork. Collects samples of the salvaged blood product for quality assurance purposes. Supports Supervisor in review of department paperwork and monthly reports. May assist in training new staff. May assume "designee" duties at direction of Supervisor/ Medical Director. These duties may include but are not limited to: retrieval and confirmation of requests for service, scheduling and assigning cases, and coordinating the importing of operators from other ARC facilities.
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.

Essential Functions/Physical Requirements: The duties above indicate the essential functions of the position. Operational flexibility is required to meet sudden and unpredictable needs.

A willingness to work a varied schedule including some evenings as well as on-call responsibilities.

The ability to lift, load, unload and transport PACS and PRP equipment. Out of town travel may be required.


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