Responsible for the performance of donor room procedures under the direction of a registered nurse or the nursing director and in accordance with departmental Standard Operating Procedures. Must have a working knowledge of AABB, FDA and other regulatory agency guidelines.
Interviews donors to determine eligibility according to the donor selection criteria of the departmental Standard Operating Procedures. The selection procedure is to include the medical history and physical examination.
Collects blood sample for and performs point of care test to measure hemoglobin.
Provides the donor with opportunity to ask questions and provides explanation to assure donor understanding.
Follows established criteria for the temporary/permanent deferral of donors to prevent inadvertent collection from a donor who is ineligible. Refers problems or questions of donor suitability to registered nurse or Medical Director.
Obtains and/or documents Informed Consent of a blood or apheresis donor prior to collection; explains elements of donation procedure including information on risks of procedure and tests performed.
Performs whole blood collection using established sterile technique in preparation of phlebotomy site.
Maintains continuity of donor identification by carefully labeling of all collection bags and pilot tubes and assuring volume collected is appropriate.
Observes donors/patients for adverse reactions and takes appropriate action. Performs therapeutic phlebotomies according to departmental Standard Operating Procedures.
Performs daily quality control, including daily scale calibration and other equipment used in the selection and collection process. Responsible for the documentation and corrective action as needed
Accurately performs the following functions in Lifetrak; donor look up, for all types of donor's entry of Health History Responses, Physical exam findings, Product linking, phlebotomy data, Regis and, Product Ship Out.
Assists in maintaining adequate inventory of necessary supplies for the Donor Center and Off-Site Mobile Blood Drives. Puts supplies away and rotates older supplies to be used first.
Transports blood products to the blood bank
Follows all safety and infection control policies, maintains a clean work area and performs other duties as required at the Donor Center and Off-Site Mobile Blood Drives.
Employee may be occasionally assigned to work on mobile blood drives at locations throughout Massachusetts and must have access to transportation to blood drive locations
Maintains professional image at all times; Serves as a role model to co-workers
Independently performs platelet pheresis procedures.
Independently performs automated red cell collections
Functions as a preceptor for training new Pheresis Technologists
Provides leadership and affects the workplace in a positive manner
High School Diploma or equivalent with phlebotomy experience
Phlebotomist training course or program required
At least one year of previous experience working in a blood donor center collecting whole blood and platelets.
Flexibility in scheduling to meet the needs of the department; including day, evening, and weekend shifts as well as being assigned to the blood mobile.