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Blood Collection Specialist, Associate

Company: Bloodworks Northwest
Location: Renton
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Formerly Puget Sound Blood Center and Lane Blood Center, Bloodworks is backed by more than 70 years of Northwest history and 250,000 donors. A national leader in transfusion medicine, Bloodworks has been chosen to serve more than 90 hospitals in Washington, Oregon and Alaska - partnering closely with local hospitals to deliver the highest level of patient care. Patients with traumatic injuries, undergoing surgeries or organ transplantation, or receiving treatment for cancer and blood disorders all depend on our services, expertise, laboratories and research. We are local, nonprofit, independent, volunteer-supported and community-based.

Starting pay: $21.02-$22.85/hr. (DOE)

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of others? Have you ever considered starting or continuing a career in healthcare? Are you detail oriented, have a strong commitment to customer service, and like meeting people? Then our Associate Blood Collection Specialist (Phlebotomist) may be a great opportunity for you! We have multiple positions for great candidates! Come join our amazing team that help support our surrounding communities!

About the Associate Blood Collection Specialist role:
The Blood Collection Associate will perform whole blood procedures from blood donors with a strong commitment to quality standards; the safety of the blood supply and the donor experience. This position provides 8 weeks of on the job paid training. The Associate Blood Collection Specialist position has career advancement opportunities to Blood Collection Specialist I, II, III, and IV levels.

Additional Details:Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Screening and taking vital signs of potential donors/patients and evaluate their eligibility following Bloodworks' policies/procedures
  • Answering donor questions to ensure they are giving informed consent to donation and blood testing
  • Performing donor identification, properly label blood components for venipunctures for whole blood and test tubes
  • Performing whole blood collection procedures on donors
  • Monitoring/caring for donors with adverse reactions to the donation process
  • Sealing blood units and prepare blood component shipment
  • Follow universal precautions and bio-hazard safety standards for handling blood
  • Properly documenting and performing quality controls to uphold Bloodworks and FDA standards to maintain the safety of the blood supply
  • Interacting with team members and donors in a knowledgeable and professional mannerPosition Requirements:
    • High School education or GED equivalent required
    • One year of strong customer service work experience
    • Possess and maintain a valid State Driver's License in State of residence with an acceptable driving record for at least 2.5 years.
    • Previous healthcare and blood banking experience is a plus
    • Additional healthcare related certifications are desirable
    • Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time, bend and reach to perform repetitive motions, lift and carry up to 60 pounds
    • Work flexible shifts with the ability to travel to various work locations within a 50 mile radius
    • Ability to fulfill Washington State Health Care Assistant Certification (category A at a minimum) requirements.
    • Ability to attend an 8-week training program
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to follow SOP and have a strong attention to Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, Outlook
    • Bloodworks is a community supported non-profit organization as such, from time-to-time incumbent can expect to work with volunteers
    • Full vaccination against COVID-19 (defined as two weeks after receiving final vaccine dose), or approved medical or religious exemption to the vaccine, is a condition of this roleBenefits and Perks:
      Employees regularly scheduled for 24+ hours per week are covered by medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, with family coverage also available. Also able to participate in retirement plans (401a & 401b), consolidated paid leave program (4.8 - 6.8 weeks of time off accrued per year, based on length of service), subsidized back-up child care program, subsidized transit program, educational reimbursement. Candidate hired from outside of our service area may be eligible for a relocation assistance bonus*

      • Conditions apply#INDHP

        Bloodworks Northwest is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Bloodworks Northwest, Renton , Blood Collection Specialist, Associate, Accounting, Auditing , Renton, Washington

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