LifeSouth Community Blood Centers is currently seeking an individual to join our team as a Cord Blood Collection Specialist in Birmingham, AL. This position is responsible for duties related to cord blood education, consenting and training. Routine interactions with collection facility's staff and the general public regarding cord blood collections and donations is a fundamental aspect of this position.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Read and review medical history questionnaires and informed consent paperwork with cord blood donors and defer those who do not meet approved medical criteria for donating cord blood
Train hospital staff to collect cord blood and to perform LifeCord procedures. This includes training OB/GYNs and CNMs on collection techniques and exclusion criteria and labor & delivery nursing staff on procedures related to recruiting cord blood donors, labeling CBUs and tubes appropriately, exclusion criteria and procedures for collecting cord blood
Ensure collected cord blood units and supplies used for collection are stored and shipped properly
Maintain stock of supplies essential to job function
Develop and maintain positive relationships with collection facility's staff
Represent and communicate LifeCord and LifeSouth favorably to the public and participating institutions
Cross train with the Donor Services department to perform donor registration, interviews and physicals
High school diploma or GED
Valid driver's license. Must also meet and maintain LifeSouth driver's eligibility requirements
Exceptional communication skills
Strong interpersonal and team building skills
Positive and outgoing attitude with excellent customer service skills
The ideal candidate will possess:
Experience in cord blood processing/research, cellular therapy and/or a medical laboratory
Knowledge of medical terminology
This is a full-time position. Starting salary range is $12.00 - $13.20 an hour. Background check and drug test required. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/DFWP/Tobacco Free.
The position description may not include all the duties and responsibilities of the job. Duties and responsibilities that are not listed, but which the employee may be expected to perform, will fall within the scope of the skills, knowledge and training for the position.
LifeSouth is a Drug-Free and Tobacco-Free Workplace. LifeSouth is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor as well as an affirmative action employer and provides equal opportunity to all persons, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, disability, status as a protected veteran, national origin, color, or any other classification in accordance with federal, state, and local statutes, regulations and ordinances. Veterans are encouraged to self-identify as LifeSouth desires to provide protected veterans priority referrals for open positions. LifeSouth complies with all laws and regulations associated with the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
If you require any assistance to complete the application process or during the interview due to a disability, please contact the LifeSouth region where you are applying or call 1-888-795-2707 to request an accommodation. If you have questions regarding the information contained in this job posting call 1-888-795-2707 and ask to speak to the Talent & Recruitment Coordinator. Applications may be completed at a LifeSouth facility or mailed to corporate headquarters in lieu of the on-line application process.
Lifesouth Community Blood Centers