Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
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Facility Phlebotomist- Floater
at Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
Bill T. Teague Donor Center
Facility Phlebotomist- Floater
Hours Per Week:
GULF COAST REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER
Location: 1400 La Concha Lane Houston, Texas 77054
(This is a Floater Position. Successful candidates are required to have a Texas Driver's License and good driving record for hire.)
TITLE/CODE: Phlebotomist – Neighborhood Donor Center
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Reporting to the Neighborhood Donor Center (Facility) Manager, position is responsible for the performance of routine work related to screening, collection and hematroning 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.
- Assists with preparing the facility prior to opening to receive donors by stocking supplies and equipment and performing quality control checks as 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.
- Identifies and addresses non-routine situation arising during phlebotomy procedures and reports them to supervisor.
- Attends and completes continuing education and training in phlebotomy procedures, instruments and equipment as required.
- Maintains acceptable level of proficiency in required phlebotomy procedures.
- Assists other staff members in maintaining smooth workflow and processes.
- Actively recruits repeat donors.
- Float only : accepts assignment to various work locations and schedules as required.
Must not pose a direct threat or significant risk of substantial harm to the safety or health of himself/herself or others. Must comply with all applicable safety rules and policies and be willing to report actual and potential safety violations to the appropriate supervisor or manager.
Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such level as is determined in The Blood Center’s sole discretion.
Full time: must be regularly available to work at least 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week, or such other days or hours per week as The Blood Center determines are necessary to meet business needs.
Overtime (applicable only to non-exempt positions)
Must be available and willing to work such overtime per day or per week as The Blood Center determines is necessary or desirable to meet business needs.
Weekend and Holidays
Must be available and willing to work such weekends and holidays as The Blood Center determines are necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.
Must be occasionally able to work at off-site locations and to either transport self or be transported to same.
This job has no routine supervisory responsibilities.
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 six months of phlebotomy experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience (Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university 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.
Float only: Valid Texas Driver's License and acceptable driving record
Ability to establish and maintain positive rapport with donors so as to provide high level of customer service. Ability to interact professionally and politely with others.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively communicate with donors.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Computer Literate: SafeTrace, Donor ID, Microsoft Office
POSITION DRIVING STATUS
Float: Personal Vehicle Driver
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, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to sit or stoop; occasionally required to kneel, crouch or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Employees are required to be familiar with and abide by the team lift requirements as specified in the Safety Program.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision, close vision and ability to adjust focus.
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, 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.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 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.