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Apheresis Tech I--East Texas

Location: Blood Center East Texas
Position Title: Apheresis Tech I--East Texas
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Week: TBD
Shift: TBD
Driving Position: No

Description

GULF COAST REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER

(Location: 3520 North University Drive in Nacogdoches, Texas 75965)

--INTERNAL POSTING--(For Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Employees only at this time) 

 

TITLE/CODE:                          Apheresis Tech I

DEPARTMENT:                     Regional Center--East Texas

 

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

Position is responsible for the performance of routine work related to the collection of blood and blood products.  Frequent contact with the donor public occurs requiring a high level of customer service.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned.

 

·        Performs pre-donation screening, venipuncture, and post venipuncture care of donors in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures.

·        Accurately and legibly completes donor records in a timely manner.

·        Demonstrates strong level of customer service skills and customer service focus.

·        Identifies and addresses non-routine situation arising during phlebotomy and apheresis procedures.

·        Attends and completes continuing education and training in apheresis procedures, instruments and equipment as required.

·        Maintains acceptable level of proficiency in required phlebotomy and apheresis procedures.

·        Assists other staff members in maintaining smooth workflow and processes.

·        Actively recruits donors at donor sites.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

High School Diploma or GED and at least one year of phlebotomy experience preferred, with a minimum of six month of such experience in blood banking or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  (An Associate Degree from an accredited college/university/institution is a plus).  Strongly prefer a minimum of six months experience working in a position involving frequent interaction with the public and the use of customer service skills.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Certificate of Phlebotomy strongly preferred.

EMT Certification or Licenses in a related field a plus.

 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Computer Literate:  SafeTrace, Donor ID, Microsoft Office

Must be able to work irregular hours and days as needed.

 

POSITION DRIVING STATUS

None

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds without team lift assistance. Employee must occasionally push and/or pull up to 150 pounds. Employees are required to be familiar with requirements as specified in the Safety Program in an effort to prevent bodily injury and for the health and safety of others. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, outside weather conditions when loading and unloading equipment at mobile sites, toxic or caustic chemicals, and blood and/or blood components, as well as other bio-hazardous material.    The employee is frequently exposed to risk of electrical shock.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and risk of radiation.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

Job duties involve an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood with a risk of exposure to Hepatitis and HIV.

 

EEOC STATEMENT

The Blood Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  Qualified applicants for positions are considered without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status, genetic testing results or any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable law, statute, regulation or Executive Order.

 

 

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