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Donor Specialist

17026 - Blood Bank

Full-Time

Day

1st shift

Every Other Weekend

High school diploma or GED required


The 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.


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.

• 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.

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