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Children's Hospital Boston Blood Donor Technician-Full Time(40hrs)Tues-Friday,w/Rotating wkd/hldy in Boston, Massachusetts

63799BRJob Posting Title:Blood Donor Technician-Full Time(40hrs)Tues-Friday,w/Rotating wkd/hldyDepartment:Lab Medicine-Blood Bank/Donor CenterAutoReqId:63799BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Posting Category:Laboratory MedicineJob Posting Description: This Blood Donor Technician I will be responsible for:

  • Obtaining accurate and complete medical history information from blood donors. Utilizing knowledge of requirements and regulations pertaining to blood donation to make accurate decisions related to donor suitability.

  • Making appropriate decisions regarding donor suitability, referring any questions regarding information to nursing staff or medical director/designee when necessary.

  • Selecting appropriate venipuncture sites based on knowledge of pathophysiology.

  • Performing phlebotomy for collection of whole blood, routinely practiced automated and manual apheresis procedures, autologous collection and therapeutic phlebotomy following established policies and standard operating procedures.

  • Monitoring donors to ensure comfort, safety and adequate blood flow. Monitoring individuals for adverse reactions initiating treatment and/or seeking assistance from nursing staff when appropriate.

  • Accurately preparing, labeling and completing all containers, samples, labels and forms.

  • Entering donor and donation information into computer, assuring that all information is complete and accurate as well as reassessing donor suitability. Bringing to attention of senior staff any errors that occur to ensure correction and resolution.

  • Monitoring and stocking supplies. Notifying appropriate staff when re‑order levels are reached.

  • Communicating with co-workers, patients, and parents and maintains a commitment to excellence and mutual respect. Is courteous to patients, family members, visitors, co-workers and other employees.

  • Resolving problem situations with parents/patients or refers to senior staff as appropriate.

  • Performing regularly scheduled quality control, preventative maintenance and calibration of equipment according to established SOP’s. Participating in continuous improvement efforts.

  • Has knowledge of all programs offered by the department and is able to effectively communicate these to visitors, donors, patients, parents and families.

  • Contributing to the teamwork within the department and works cooperatively with other departments and organizations when required

    To qualify, you must have:

  • A high school level of educational development.

  • Phlebotomy experience is preferred.

  • The analytical skills to gather and interpret data in situations in which the information or problems are relatively complex.

  • The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and provide empathy in difficult interpersonal situations.

  • The ability to pay attention to detail. Remains alert to spot potential discrepancies.

  • Interpersonal skills to interact courteously and effectively with donors, patients, co-workers, physicians, other hospital personnel and outside contacts.

    This position is in the Blood Donor Program working with volunteer blood donors. Blood Donor Tech's are required to work in the Boston Blood Donor Center as well as on our Bloodmobile which is based in Waltham and travels to communities throughout Massachusetts. Blood Donor Techs are required to work rotating weekends.

    No certification, registration or licensure required.

    This position is eligible for an Employee Referral Bonus.

    Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits. Discover your best.

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Office/Site Location:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular

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