Donor Center Associate II

Location
WASHINGTON, District of Columbia-WASHINGTON
Posted
May 05, 2021
Closes
May 13, 2021
Ref
200001BO
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
The Donor Center Associate II will be responsible to perform physicals and obtain medical history and informed consents from prospective donors.
  • Will perform whole blood collections and platelet and plasma apheresis on volunteer donors.
  • Will perform record review and entry into LIS
  • Will assist with donor recruitment and coordination of directed and autologous blood donors.

Experience in blood donation setting (Preferred)

Qualifications

Minimum Education
Associate's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Associate's degree or equivalent in Medical Technology or equivalent related field of science. (Required)

Minimum Work Experience
3 years

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Related and progressive experience (Required)
Experience in blood donation setting (Preferred)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Basic math calculations.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills important.
Computer knowledge and skills necessary.

Required Licenses and Certifications
Licensed Practical Nurse Licensed LPN in the District of Columbia Pref

Functional Accountabilities

Donor Management
1. Recruit donors to meet the needs of Transfusion Medicine and Hospital patients through continuous consultation with the Blood Donor
Center Manager, Coordinator , and/or recruiter; serve as an information source for parents and physicians who have questions regarding
the autologous and directed donor program and serves as donor coordinator as needed.
2. Interview prospective donors to obtain detailed medical history; obtain appropriate specimens; assess patient information, laboratory data
and physical condition to determine suitability of donor according to established guidelines.
3. Explain donation procedure to prospective donors, assess understanding and modify presentation to assure the informed consent is
accurate.

Blood Collection
1. Routinely perform whole blood collections, platelet and plasma apheresis, and therapeutic apheresis in a manner which guarantees the maintenance of a sterile blood path; monitor donors/patients continually for alterations in vital signs and adverse reactions.

Quality Control
1. Maintain documentation of all procedures to meet requirements of regulatory bodies; complete quality control checks on equipment.

Cost Effectiveness
1. Responsible for efficient and cost effective use of supplies and reagents; monitor supply inventories to assure adequate availability.
2. Search for less costly ways of performing duties.

Continuing Education
1. Participate in continuing education opportunities available internally and/or externally.

Non-Essential Function
1. Annual unscheduled absence episodes: NM: 6 or more PI: 4 - 5 or less VP: 3 or less ES: 2 or less EP: 1 or less
2. Available and punctual as scheduled

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification
1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication 1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others' ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving 1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility 1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
Safety 1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Childrens National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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