Receptionist (Former Employee) – Bellingham, WA – September 5, 2017
I enjoyed my volunteer time at Puget Sound Blood Center. I work at the front desk checking donors in. I also have the chance to chat with donors and monitor them after their donation. I also enjoyed the work environment, the technicians work well with the volunteers. I appreciated working for a good cause as well as like minded individuals who like to do good things for others. I also traveled to the refinery and other places in the community for their location donations.
Free Cookies, and Great Conversations with donors!
Phlebotomist (Former Employee) – Olympia, WA – April 8, 2016
You have to be a special kind of person to stick needles in people! Must be caring, compassionate, able to put patients at ease over and over again. Must be able to maintain focus on task at hand (and maintain integrity of samples or product being collected) while exuding an air of calm. Repeated emergency situations can become emotionally exhausting for a more sensitive individual. Some room for growth within company, but limited to supervisory positions or changing departments altogether.
Laid-back environment, compassionate staff and management
Blood, vomit, seizures - you become habituated to emergencies!
Blood Collection Specialist (Current Employee) – Bellevue, WA – May 28, 2015
Assist donors with screening for eligibility and the donation process. Understand what is involved within the regulations to keep the units safe for the public. My manager is available for information and allows my team the freedom to problem solve. I work with a team that supports each other.
Report Developer (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – February 12, 2015
In the short term contract I was at the Blood Center, it was a great experience. The people were more than happy to help and answer questions, and the challenge of the environment was wonderful to learn.
Typical day consisted of putting out any 'Fires' that were eminent, then working on long term goals for the organization.
Management, Ken, was superb. Available when needed, yet not over-bearing.
The most difficult was learning the ins and outs of the environment; multiple servers, applications, and generating data between main frame and MS
Lots of food, always. Everything was celebrated with abandon.
Parking. Downtown Seattle, that is to be expected.
Efficient and organized organization, strong volunteer network
Support Staff (Current Employee) – Whatcom, Skagit & San Juan Counties – January 26, 2015
Blood Services, Medicine, Research can only be achieved by the strong, loyal and dedicated donors and volunteers. It is an honor to be of service as a health care professional. Being a volunteer is fun!
Administrative Assistant - Temporary (Current Employee) – Seattle, Washington – September 23, 2014
Currently I am at the reception desk of Puget Sound Blood Center Research Institute. A typical day for me consists of distributing mail, signing for packages from outside couriers, answering the main research phone as calls come in and transferring to appropriate persons, I am also in charge of parking and conference room reservations.
Phlebotomist/ Technician (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – August 16, 2013
This place used to be a great place to work.No more. I have worked here more than 5 years now. The good news? The donors are wonderful, giving people who believe in the donation of blood to help others! Good for them! Great donors! The volunteers are wonderful by giving their time for a worthy mission! The bad news? Management (or lack of). Poor leadership, self serving, disorganized, reactive, arbitrary, unfair and basically don't give a darn about employee retention or employee satisfaction. High turnover for Techs. HR a joke. (Don't even go to them). If you want experience in Phlebotomy, work there for a short time and then get out while you can. Benefits? Very poor. Especially health care. Low pay. This place needs to be union to protect the rights of its workers. Here there are no protections for the worker. Seek employment elsewhere.