Entry Level Phlebotomist

  • American Red Cross
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Sep 06, 2021

Job Description

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Job Description:

Help saves lives every day with a phlebotomy & driving career at the American Red Cross. No experience needed!  

By joining the American Red Cross  you will touch millions of lives every year and experience the greatness of the human spirit at its best.  Are you ready to be part of  the world's largest humanitarian network?


 

Job Description:

​Help saves lives every day with a phlebotomy & driving career at the American Red Cross.

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About this Role
As a Phlebotomist/Driver, you’ll use your compassion and customer service skill to collect lifesaving blood donations from our volunteer donors and ensure they have the best experience possible. Your driving experience will assist us with transporting equipment and setting up at the collection sites. The Red Cross offers paid phlebotomy training with the ability to grow your skills and career within the nation’s top humanitarian organization. To learn more about being a phlebotomist, watch this short video: rdcrss.org/lifesavingrole  

From transporting and setting up blood collection equipment at work sites, to drawing blood from donors, as a Phlebotomist-Driver with the American Red Cross you will work all aspects of blood drives at schools, offices & churches throughout the Columbus and surrounding areas.

No experience necessary—our paid training is a mix of classroom instruction and field practice. 

  • Job Title: Phlebotomist/Driver

  • Location/Territory: Based out of Columbus, OH and support blood drives throughout the multi-county territory in South Ohio. To be considered for this opening, candidates must live in Columbus.

  • Full Time, $15.11/hour plus Benefits

  • Paid Training: Training is 6 weeks – a couple weeks of classroom training (995 E. Broad Street office) followed by a couple of weeks on-the-job instruction (usually at blood drives throughout the multi-county territory). Alternates back & forth between classroom/hands-on throughout the 12 week program.

  • Variable Schedule (Morning, Afternoons, Evenings, Weekends, Holidays - Except Christmas Day, December 25th). Variable – early days, late days, long shifts, short shifts. This region also conducts some late night/overnight blood drives. Schedule released 3 weeks in advance, try to keep changes to a minimum.

  • 2 Consecutive Days Off every week after training is completed.

  • TRAINING CLASS STARTS MONDAY, Aug 23rd!

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

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 Phlebotomist describe the general nature and level of work and are not an exhaustive list. 

Phlebotomist Job Qualifications 

  • High school diploma or equivalent required 

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

  • Ability to load 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 

  • Basic computer skills are required 

  • 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.

  • Residents of Franklin County are preferred.

SCHEDULING: Red Cross collects blood during the week, on weekends and holidays.  Red Cross provides work schedules 3+ weeks in advance, although changes may be necessary. Candidates must confirm availability for flexibility in scheduling.  

Education requirements and or certification:

High School Diploma or equivalent; paid phlebotomy training provided

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Medical assistant or phlebotomy training preferred.

  • Documented satisfactory performance as Collections Technician I or the equivalent experience 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. Previous truck and/or bus driving experience is desirable.

Physical requirements:

  • 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.

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.

Interested in Volunteering?

Life’s emergencies don’t stop, and neither do American Red Cross volunteers, who represent more than 90 percent of our workforce to help prevent and alleviate human suffering. You can make a difference by volunteering in a position that appeals to you and allows you to use your unique skills and talents. The Red Cross relies on generous volunteers who give their time and talent to help fulfill our lifesaving mission.

Visit redcross.org/volunteertoday to learn more, including our most-needed volunteer positions.

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