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 CDL Driver for the American Red Cross!
From transporting and setting up blood collection equipment at work sites, to drawing blood from donors, as a CDL Driver/Phlebotomist with the American Red Cross you will work all aspects of blood drives at schools, offices & houses of worship throughout Kansas. No medical experience necessary—our paid training is a mix of classroom instruction and field practice.
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CDL Driver & Phlebotomist 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 CDL Driver/Phlebotomist describe the general nature and level of work and are not an exhaustive list.
CDL Driver & Phlebotomist Job Qualifications
High school diploma or equivalent required
Customer service experience, effective verbal communication, and public relations skills are required
Experience driving large vehicles strongly preferred
Ability to load, drive and unload vehicles with or without reasonable accommodation
Medical assistant or phlebotomy training preferred but not required
A current, valid driver's license and good driving record is required. Class A or B CDL required.
Basic computer skills are desirable
DOT certification may be required in some locations. If required, must pass applicable DOT physical and related requirements and be able to possess or obtain a medical certification of at least one year duration.
Physical requirements may include the ability to lift up to 50 lbs., occasionally physically assisting donors experiencing an adverse reaction, as well as pushing or pulling heavy weights up and down ramps and stairs (potentially up to 250 lbs in weight and with up to 75 degree angles). Physical requirements may be performed in adverse weather conditions.
All staff work as a team to setup and tear down the equipment required to conduct a mobile blood drive. This involves loading/unloading of vehicles, pushing carts up to 250 lbs, setting up beds and handling many totes containing equipment and snacks for the donors.
Flexibility to work long, irregular hours and frequent schedule changes is required
SCHEDULING: Red Cross collects blood during the week, on weekends and holidays. Typically STAFF TRAVEL OVERNIGHT up to 4 nights per week. Hotel accommodations & meal stipends are provided; Red Cross vehicles are used for travel. Red Cross provides work schedules 3+ weeks in advance, although changes may be necessary. Candidates must confirm availability for flexibility in scheduling and for overnight travel.
Why the American Red Cross?
We offer employee growth and development, an incomparable team spirit and a comprehensive benefits package inclusive of health and 401K.
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. To be considered for this position, please visit www.redcross.org/jobs to apply.
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