Donor Technician - Sterling
Bonfils Blood Center - Sterling, CO

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STERLING, CO Phlebotomist: 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.

Position 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. Interviews, screens, ensures donor confidentiality, and records donor "Medical History" including thorough examination of the BDR.
1.4. 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 Blood Unit Identification numbers.
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 Blood Unit Identification numbers 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.

High School diploma or equivalent required
Related education and experience preferred: Licensed Practical Nurse, Paramedic, Medical Licensed Technician, or degree in health sciences preferred.

Entry level, previous position as a phlebotomist preferred
May drive company vehicle, valid Colorado driver’s license and insurability

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
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 lift 50 lbs repeatedly
Ability to read, write and speak fluent English

THIS POSITION IS LOCATED IN STERLING, COLORADO. It is full-time at 32 hours per week, Tuesdays through Fridays with occasional Saturday blood drives. The hours vary. Pay rate is $11.88 to $14.12 per hour DEPENDENT UPON EXPERIENCE. Full benefits. Requires training for 8-11 weeks in Denver at company expense.

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