• American Red Cross
  • Gahanna, Ohio
  • Aug 07, 2021

Job Description

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Job Description:

Looking for a dynamic job opportunity that makes a difference? Consider a phlebotomy career at the American Red Cross.

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At the American Red Cross, you have a direct impact on a meaningful mission. When you join our Biomedical team, you can help save lives every day. You’ll be part of a like-minded team that shares a passion for making a difference and a work environment that supports growing, learning and succeeding.

About this Role

As a Phlebotomist-Fixed-Site Technician with the American Red Cross you will work at our fixed sites using automated phlebotomy procedures. To prepare for the role, you’ll receive paid training, which is a mix of classroom instruction and field practice.

  • At least 6 months of of phlebotomy work experience and/or training is required.

  • This position offers paid training that typically lasts about 7 Weeks (Training schedule is mostly Monday-Friday), however, once training is completed, new hires can expect to work a variable schedule which could include working (Early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays).  ​

  • Work shifts can last 9-10 hours in length and applicants must be able to commit to the training schedule and the fixed schedule thereafter. This team travels/floats between Columbus Carriage, Gahanna, and Lewis Center American Red Cross locations (must be flexible and willing to travel between all 3 site locations per business need) 18-20 miles between all locations.

  • This position offers an hourly pay of $16.29 Per Hour, it is a Full-Time position. 

Job Summary:

  • Conduct donor health history screening to determine eligibility and complete the phlebotomy for the collection of manual and automated blood units.  

  • Perform blood drive support functions as assigned.

  • Demonstrate excellence in customer service and public relations to promote a positive, professional image of the American Red Cross Biomedical Services.  

  • Perform all duties and responsibilities in compliance with standard operating procedures, Safety Quality Identity Potency Purity (SQUIPP), regulations outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other applicable Federal, state and local regulations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Comply with applicable Federal, State and local regulations as well as all American Red Cross policies, procedures and guidelines.

  • May perform any or all blood collection procedures (may include allogeneic, autologous, directed, therapeutic; automated red cell and platelet pheresis) donor collections. May perform all types of donor health history screening and eligibility procedures.

  •  Perform drive set-up, donor greeting, labeling, processing and packing blood,  donor reaction care and processing and packing of blood as assigned.

  • Perform daily function checks, assemble and maintain supplies and equipment to ensure a state of readiness and to maintain compliance.

  • Function with team effort to ensure efficient donation process focused on donor and sponsor expectations.  Maintain positive public relations to promote a professional image.

  • May operate any ARC vehicle.  Operate assigned vehicle according to applicable regulations. May perform vehicle checks and complete DOT paperwork per established protocol.   Perform vehicle loading and unloading as assigned.

  • Complete required readings and training assignments by assigned deadline.

  • 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • At least 6 months of of phlebotomy work experience and/or training is required.

  • Customer service experience, effective verbal communication and public relations skills are required. 

  • A current valid driver's license and good driving record is required. Basic computer skills desirable.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • RN/LPN or equivalent experience is required, with current state license as required. 

Essential Functions/Physical Requirements

  • 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.

  • The duties above indicate the essential functions of the position.  Operational flexibility is required to meet sudden and unpredictable needs. 

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.

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