RN Blood Collection Specialist (Fixed Site)

American Red Cross Farmington, CT

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Job Description:

Accountable for the efficient set up, collection, labeling and shipping of Pheresis products in accordance with organizational policies and procedures. Performs all duties and responsibilities in compliance with standard operating procedures, regulations outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and other applicable Federal, state and local laws.

Major Responsibilities

* Set up and perform procedures according to protocol: machine set up; proper Quality Control and maintenance of equipment; Health History knowledge; and venipuncture.
* Prepare for distribution, any product obtained during pheresis including centrifugation technique, labeling and storage procedures, distribution requirement as to time and condition.

* Initiating and maintenance of all donor records accurately including understanding of pertinent laboratory data and statistics, recording of donor data into current donor records, maintenance of QC reports.
* Trains pheresis and other blood services personnel.
* Acting charge duties when necessary.
* Maintains on-going communication and knowledge in dealing with blood bank personnel with ordering of Pheresis products.
* Performs other duties as may be assigned, including canteen activities.

Scope
Responsible to Special Collections Supervisor, Special Collections Manager and ultimately Divisional Manager, Apheresis.

Qualifications
* Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing and currently licensed as an R.N. by the State of Connecticut
* Minimum of one year of clinical (hospital experience)-recent critical care and venipuncture experience preferred.
* Flexible in time and task requirement. Works effectively and consistently while under stress. Maintains effective communication skills. Consistently performs in a competent, courteous and professional manner.

Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.

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