Donor Program Technician II / 40 Hours / Rotating / Pathology/ BWH

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Boston , MA 02298

Posted 6 months ago

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.

  • Certification preferred

  • 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.

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