Blood Quarantine & Labeling Technician
Company: American Red Cross
Posted on: November 26, 2022
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By joining the American Red Cross you will touch millions of lives
every year and experience the greatness of the human spirit at its
best. Are you ready to be part of the world's largest humanitarian
**** As a condition of employment with American Red Cross, you are
required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated for COVID
19 or qualify for an exemption, except in states where it is
prohibited by law. Accordingly, employment is conditioned on
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Job Description:Why Choose Us?
As one of the nation's premier humanitarian organizations, the
American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need
throughout the United States and, in association with other Red
Cross networks, throughout the world. We depend on the many
generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American
public to support our lifesaving services and programs. At the
American Red Cross, you will enjoy a collaborative work culture
committed to the diversity of our people, programs, and services.
If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this
excellent career opportunity. Work where your career is a force for
good.At the American Red Cross, you have a direct impact on a
meaningful mission. When you join our team, you can help save lives
every day. You'll be part of a like-minded team that shares a
passion for making a difference and a work environment that
supports growth, learning, and succeeding. Schedule:This is a
second shift position working 6pm-2am. Typical schedule will
include four weekdays and one weekend day.Pay Rate: $16.00 per hour
plus a shift differential of $1.75 per hour from 6pm-11pm and $2.25
per hour from 11pm-2am. An additional $1.00 per hour for weekend
hours.What You'll Do: Entails final product labeling of all blood
products, irradiating/xraying of blood products for special orders.
Works independently with a high volume of work with minimal
supervision. As the employee gains experience, they will be trained
on retrieving products for quarantine, evaluating products in
quarantine for release. Manage waste disposal of discarded products
and shipping samples and products for research.
- Manufacture, label, and store blood products according to
applicable Red Cross policies and procedures.
- Once the units have gone through the manufacturing process, all
the testing results have been received, blood donor records have
been reviewed and all the i's dotted and t's crossed, the units are
ready to be labeled.
- Products are retrieved from their storage location and run
through the labeling program. This will either label the unit as a
good stock unit and is destined to move on and be distributed or
will tell us that the unit needs to be quarantined till something
is resolved or may even tell us that the unit is rejected and must
be thrown away.
- Manage sample tubes and prepare for shipment.
- Meet the quality and quantity production and distribution goals
established by the department.
- Ensure products are suitable for release for distribution.
- Appropriately manage any exceptions.
- Prioritize workload to meet production and customer
- Operate, maintain and perform validation and quality control
checks on equipment.
- Ensure adequate inventory of required supplies.
- Perform data entry and operate the computer programs associated
with component production, labeling, storage, and sample tube
- Maintain accurate electronic and physical inventory locations
- Analyze and make decisions based on visual inspection and
information provided from other departments to meet time
requirements and quality standards.
- Perform disposition of unacceptable products/samples.
- Perform complex manufacturing tasks such as pooled product
- On-call work may be required.
What We Need From You:
- High School or equivalent required.
- Minimum 2 years of related experience in a regulatory,
laboratory, or manufacturing environment or equivalent combination
of education and related experience preferred.
- Good computer skills, attention to detail, accurate
documentation, and good decision-making skills.
- Ability to use a wide variety of lab or medical equipment.
- Ability to use a personal computer and applicable software for
- Good communication skills. Ability to work on a team.
- Frequently lift and/or move objects 10-50lbs unassisted.
Frequently required to push carts weighing up to 100 pounds on flat
flooring or ramps. Frequently required to stand for long periods,
walk, stoop, kneel or crouch.
- Able to withstand temperatures in a typical blood banking
environment including refrigerators and freezers
Physical Requirements: Regularly required to use hands to finger,
handle or feel, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.
Frequently lift and/or move objects 10-50lbs unassisted. Frequently
required to push carts weighing up to 100 pounds on flat flooring
or ramps. Frequently required to stand for long periods, walk,
stoop, kneel or crouch. Occasionally required to sit and climb or
balance. Specific vision abilities required for this job include
close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision,
depth perception and ability to adjust and focus. Able to withstand
temperatures in a typical blood banking environment including
refrigerators and freezers. Position may require climbing of step
ladders. Operational flexibility is required to meet sudden and
unpredictable needs. What's In It For You? We take care of you,
while you take care of others. As a mission-based organization, we
believe our team needs great support to do great work. Our
comprehensive benefits help you in balancing home and work. With
our resources and perks, you have amazing possibilities at the
American Red Cross to advance the learn.
- Medical, Dental Vision plans
- Health Spending Accounts & Flexible Spending Accounts
- PTO + Holidays
- 401K with 4% match
- Paid Family Leave
- Employee Assistance
- Disability and Insurance: Short + Long Term
- Service Awards and recognition
Commitment to Your Health & Safety-COVID-19:
The American Red Cross requires all new hires be vaccinated against
COVID-19 as a condition of employment. This means that all
individuals working for the organization must be fully vaccinated
against COVID-19 by the start of their employment OR have begun the
vaccination process prior to their start date. Upon being offered a
position, individuals will be required to submit proof of
vaccination. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical or
religious reasons, you may qualify for an exemption. If seeking an
exemption, you will be required to submit documentation and your
request must be approved prior to hire.Diversity, Equity &
The American Red Cross aspires to be an organization fully
committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion by creating and
maintaining a diverse, high-performing workforce of employees and
volunteers who reflect all communities we serve; by cultivating a
collaborative, inclusive and respectful work environment that
empowers all contributors; and by leveraging diverse partnerships -
all of which helps to ensure culturally competent service delivery
supported by effective community leadership and engagement. The Red
Cross supports a variety of cultural groups for employees and
volunteers. From our Latino Resource Group, Umoja, Asian American &
Pacific Islanders, and Red Cross Pride, to the Ability Network,
Veterans+ and our Women's Resource Group, these networks provide
connections, mentoring and help give voice to important concerns
Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity
to make a difference every day.
The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual
orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability,
protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic
protected by law.Interested in Volunteering?Life's emergencies
don't stop, and neither do American Red Cross volunteers, who
represent more than 90 percent of our workforce to help prevent and
alleviate human suffering. You can make a difference by
volunteering in a position that appeals to you and allows you to
use your unique skills and talents. The Red Cross relies on
generous volunteers who give their time and talent to help fulfill
our lifesaving mission.Visit redcross.org/volunteertoday to learn
more, including our most-needed volunteer positions.To view the
EEOC Summary of Rights, click here: Summary of Rights
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