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DONOR SPECIALIST/DRIVER

17026 - Blood Bank

Full-Time

Day

1st shift variable hours

Every Other Weekend

The Driver Donor Specialist performs donor/patient suitability assessments and the manual and/or automated collection of blood and blood components in accordance with cGMP's, regulatory and departmental compliance; recruits and educates donors. The Driver Donor Specialist portion of this position is responsible for pre and post blood drive activities, daily safety and maintenance checks, and coordinating and documenting maintenance and repairs.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – Other duties may be assigned.

  • Performs all processes in compliance with industry and regulatory standards (FDA, AABB, cGMPs).

  • Understands the basic principles and procedures of quality control, proficiency, and preventative maintenance.

  • Understands, performs and documents all phases of donor medical and physical eligibility/suitability assessments.

  • Performs audit functions related to all essential job accountabilities.

  • Performs blood collection which includes preparing venipuncture site, utilizing appropriate equipment, collecting samples, completing paperwork and computer functions specific to whole collections.

  • Performs automated blood and component apheresis procedures, completing paperwork and computer functions specific to automated collections.

  • Performs, documents and takes appropriate action on QC.

  • Transports, processes, stores and modifies blood, components, and donor samples.

  • Documents exceptions, deviations (BPDs), and reactions.

  • Schedules, performs and documents all phases of component apheresis procedures.

  • Assists with donor recruiting, education and community awareness programs.

  • Drive, set-up and perform daily maintenance on the bloodmobile.

  • Coordinate and document the major maintenance of the bloodmobile.

 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of High School or GED required

  • Minimum of 1 month of experience in a donor center, laboratory or clinical setting as a Phlebotomist or in a medical environment (I.e. paramedic, medical assistant, physician's office) preferred

  • Must have valid Florida driver's license and successfully pass a DMV check.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Providers from American Heart Association required at time of hire.