Blood Collection Technician I Denver
Bonfils Blood Center - Denver, CO

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External Job Description

About Us:
Do you want to work in a community-centered, quality driven company culture that is focused on saving lives every day? How about working for a company that supports the majority of the blood supply in Colorado? With over 70 years of rich history and almost 400 dedicated employees, we serve nearly 200 healthcare facilities in Colorado and beyond, collect 150,000 units of blood annually and offer a variety of services to better meet the needs of the community.

Our Mission:
Partnering with our community to save and enhance lives through transfusion medicine excellence.

Your Work Environment:
We know that you can’t make a difference in the community without a positive work environment and a highly qualified team. You’re more than just a Phlebotomist in a laboratory or hospital; you’ll engage donors to collect valuable blood donations around the community. Your daily tasks culminate into an exciting, dynamic experience; one where you’re directly impacting the lives of others who may desperately need blood. One day you may be driving a transport vehicle to a donation location, and another day you may be drawing blood from donors at organizations within the community. You’ll be an active contributor to achieving our mission by collecting quality blood products for distribution to our clients across the state of Colorado and beyond. Your work directly impacts how many lives we save.

Your Rewards:

$13.09 - $15.56 per hour (commensurate with experience)
$2 per hour shift differential based on time worked
Full Benefit Package
Job Skills Training for 8-10 weeks immediately upon starting work
Development and Advancement Opportunities
This position is a 'float' position and required the candidate to work 40-hours per week as follows: Sunday through Saturday, 4 or 5 days on with two rotating days off that will change weekly. Must be available to work between the hours of 6 am and 9 pm. An additional $2 per hour is paid for the extreme flexible nature of the job.

High School diploma or equivalent required

Related education and experience preferred: Licensed Practical Nurse, Paramedic, Medical Licensed Technician, or degree in health sciences

Entry level, previous position as a phlebotomist preferred

May drive company vehicle, valid Colorado driver’s license and insurability

The “Nitty Gritty” Job Details:
Under immediate direction, register, interview, screen and select potential donors; perform sample and whole blood collections; provide donor care and conduct equipment quality control while delivering excellent customer service and adhering to company standards.

Donor Techs reporting to Community Blood Drive Operations (CBDO) will load, unload and set up equipment at collection site, may drive Bonfils vans, shuttles or buses, and must be able to travel to blood drives in all areas of Colorado. Donor Tech-Flex may report to a variety of locations in the metro area. Donor Techs, regardless of report location, may mentor new Community Donor Operations employees. Employee may drive for company business and must possess a valid Colorado driver’s license, personal automobile liability insurance as applicable, as well as meet Bonfils’ internal driving policies and insurability guidelines.

Your Job Responsibilities:

1. Greets, registers, screens and performs vital signs on prospective donors/patients.

1.1. Greets donors/patients when presenting to the collection site.

1.2. Registers donors and instructs donor on completion of the Blood Donation Record (BDR).

1.3. Accurately interviews, screens, ensures donor confidentiality, and records donor "Medical History" including thorough examination of the BDR.

1.4. Accurately performs, evaluates and records hematocrit/hemoglobin test, temperature, blood pressure, and pulse.

1.5. Inspects and records donor arms for injections marks.

1.6. Approves/defers and records donor eligibility and consults with Team Lead, Supervisor and/or Technical Support Staff when Operating Procedure (OP) does not specifically address eligibility.

1.7. Ensures donor confidentiality.

2. Performs all aspects of phlebotomy and whole blood and sample collection procedures.

2.1. Greets donors/patients and verifies that donor and Blood Donation Record correspond at phlebotomy station.

2.2. Performs and records venipuncture and collection of whole blood (allogeneic, directed, autologous and therapeutic) and test samples.

2.3. Performs, ensures and verifies correct labeling of Blood Donation Record, sample tubes, and collection sets with Donor Identification numbers (DIN).

2.4. Solves "Special Situations" that occur during procedures.

2.5. Dresses donation site and informs donor of post donation instructions.

3. Record documentation on Blood Donation Record and other forms.

3.1. Documentation is detailed, thorough, complete and accurate.

3.2. Written documentation is legible.

3.3. Documentation demonstrates professionalism and an awareness of potential liability.

4. Recognizes and implements appropriate intervention for donor reactions.

4.1. Evaluates impending reactions and implements interventions to prevent such.

4.2. Provides and records intervention.

4.3. Informs donor of post-reaction care.

5. Implements quality control on equipment.

5.1. Performs and records equipment quality control.

5.2. Implements corrective action, notifies supervisor and records when equipment is out of compliance.

5.3. Reviews equipment Quality Control records as assigned.

6. Ensures proper handling of blood products for storage and transport.

6.1. Inspects DINs on collection set, record(s), and sample tubes for accuracy and completeness.

6.2. Heat seals tubing of collection sets.

6.3. Stores, packs and transports product collections and sample tubes.

7. Through organization’s customer care goals, promote donor retention.

7.1. Provides service that exceeds customer’s expectation.

7.2. Treats donor cordially, courteously and with respect when answering questions and handling difficult situations.

7.3. Thanks and encourages each donor to donate again.

8. CBDO employees assist team members in setting up community blood drive sites .

8.1. Inspects equipment for drive to verify sufficiency of supply and quality.

8.2. Loads and unloads vans.

8.3. Sets up and dismantles equipment.

8.4. Uses proper body mechanics when lifting and moving heavy objects.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Attention to detail

Knowledge of medical terminology preferred

Entry level, previous position as a phlebotomist preferred

Previous experience with customer service preferred

Interpersonal skills to interact effectively with internal and external customers

Must be able to achieve and maintain current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certification

Must be able to perform donor care and intervention

Ability to read, write and speak fluent English

Ability to lift 50 lbs repeatedly

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. We participate in the SSA/DHS E-Verify program. To read employee rights and responsibilities under the family and medical leave act, go to

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