Collection Technician II

Company Name:
American Red Cross
Position Type:
Collection Technician II with travel responsibilities (Nurse/Phlebotomist) Location: Waterloo, Iowa.
Are you looking to make a difference in the job you do? From setting up the blood collection equipment at work sites, to putting a needle in a donor's arm, as a Phlebotomist at the American Red Cross you will work all aspects of blood drives at high schools, offices & churches throughout the area listed above and the surrounding areas. In your first three months on the job, we will provide you with comprehensive, paid training on all aspects of whole blood collection techniques and documentation requirements.
Key performance objectives include:
o Balance production, donor care & quality requirements to meet daily blood collection goals
o Take the time to personally connect with donors - listen to their stories and help them understand the value of their donation
o Be detail oriented all day, every day to ensure that the blood you collect meets regulatory requirements and can be safely transfused
Stay flexible to work a highly variable schedule that includes early start times, late end times, overnight travel, & some weekend and holidays to meet the needs of our blood drive sponsors and donors
o Take care of your team members - show up for every shift and give 100% while you're here
o Contribute to a friendly and fun environment for donors and co-workers alike - give them a reason to come back for more
o Be a model of professionalism and compassion while serving as an ambassador to the public for the nation's largest not-for-profit blood banking organization
Once you establish yourself as a top performer, you will be able to:
o Have the potential to develop your career with the American Red Cross o Demonstrate your leadership potential by becoming a ""go-to"" person for team supervisors, on the job trainers & new employees o Draw upon your extensive blood collection knowledge to advance into leadership and professional support roles We offer excellent benefits including health/dental/vision insurance, 401(k) and 403(b).
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As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, well-qualified women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent required plus valid state nursing licensure (RN or LPN) preferred. Customer service experience, effective verbal communication, and public relations skills are required. Must be able to work a highly irregular schedule (early mornings, days, evenings & occasional overnight travel) Monday-Saturday. A current valid driver's license and good driving record is required. Basic computer skills desirable. Pre-employment background check and drug screening required for new employees
Essential Functions/Physical Requirements
The duties above indicate the essential functions of the position. Operational flexibility is required to meet sudden and unpredictable needs. Physical requirements may include the ability to lift, push or pull heavy weights up and down ramps and stairs, good manual dexterity, the ability to sit or stand for long periods of time and adapt to long, irregular hours and frequent schedule changes is required. Exposure levels are based on the essential functions as stated in this position description; however, in some instances, variances may occur due to the applicable nature of this position within a particular work site. Therefore the work site may determine the exposure level to be greater than or less than the below stated level. This position is an exposure determination I in view of the fact that the position requires the incumbent work under conditions where the potential exists for the incumbent to make contact with blood or blood components as a result of splashes, spills, and/or needlesticks
Company Description:
At The American Red Cross, our humanitarian mission connects us to people and communities across the nation and around the world. We are committed to ensuring that our people, programs, and services reflect the diversity of the people and communities we serve. By joining the Red Cross, you will touch millions of lives every year and experience the greatness of the human spirit at its best. Our dedicated staff are crucial to the Red Cross and the delivery of our mission.

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