Registered Nurse (RN) – Apheresis Blood Collection

  • American Red Cross
  • San Jose, California
  • Jan 21, 2022

Job Description

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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?

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Job Description:

Job Title: Registered Nurse 

Location: San Jose, CA

 

Are you a mission-oriented nurse who likes to travel and meet new people? If so, you will thrive at the American Red Cross. 

 

Sign-On Bonus: $7,500!!

The American Red Cross requires all new hires be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, except in states where it is prohibited by law. This means that all individuals working for the organization must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or seek an exemption. You can visit https://www.cdc.gov/ for more information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.  Upon being offered a position, individuals will be required to submit proof of vaccination. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons, you may qualify for an exemption. If seeking an exemption, you will be required to submit documentation at the time of offer and your request must be approved prior to hire. 

 

Join the Red Cross Biomed Team-Where your career is a force for good! 
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 an RN, you’ll focus on customer service and compassion, working and making connections with healthy, happy blood donors. As a charge nurse you will lead a team, draw blood and, on occasion, supervise blood drives. As an apheresis nurse you will perform clinical apheresis procedures, along with other tasks, ensuring safe and appropriate care of patients. We work hard when we’re on the road and need a nurse who can accommodate a highly flexible schedule. You should also be comfortable performing venipuncture. You will need an RN license in the state prior to starting work. 

 

Pay: Starting rate $45.02/hour.
 

Benefits: 

  • 401 (K) 

  • Health insurance 

  • Dental insurance 

  • Vision Insurance 

  • Paid time off and 10 Holidays (including 4 floating) 

  • Paid Family Leave 
     

Responsibilities 

  • Conduct phlebotomy and charge at blood donation center 

  • Work independently with attention to detail and possess the necessary knowledge of all aspects of daily operations, ensuring 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 and holidays to meet the needs of our blood drive sponsors and donors 

  • Drive for results and to serve others with a high level of respect for customer service 

  • Be a model of professionalism and compassion while serving as an ambassador to the public for the nation’s largest not-for-profit blood banking organization 

  • The aforementioned responsibilities of the Registered Nurse (RN) describe the general nature and level of work and are not an exhaustive list 

 

Qualifications 

  • Current California Registered Nurse license is required.

  • Previous customer service experience and strong work ethics 

  • Effective verbal communication and public relations skills are preferred 

  • A current valid driver’s license and good driving record 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. 

  • 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.

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

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