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Blood Quarantine & Labeling Technician

Company: American Red Cross
Location: Cleveland
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

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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 network?

**** 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 providing proof of vaccination or having an approved exemption prior to starting employment ****

Join us-Where your Career is a Force for Good!

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 requirements.

      • 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 management.
      • Maintain accurate electronic and physical inventory locations for products/samples.
      • 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 manufacturing, freeze,
        • 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 sustained periods.
            • 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 & Inclusion
                      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 and opinions.

                      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 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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