Blood Donor Phlebotomist Per Diem

Description:

GENERALSUMMARY:  Under general supervision and according toestablished policies and procedures, determines donor eligibility, draws bloodfrom therapeutic, autologous, directed and homologous donors, performs apheresis procedures. Ensures quality and safe delivery of care topatients in the following age groups:  Adolescent;Adult; Geriatric.

 

PRINCIPALDUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.             Technical:

                Interviewsall donors to determine elegibility. Performs physicals, including hemoglobin, blood pressure, temperatureand pulse.  Draws blood and performsapheresis procedures on patients. Treats patients who experiencedonor reactions.  

                 

2.             Communication:

                Communicateswith physicians, patients, patients' families, blood donors, Blood Bank techs.,other laboratory personnel and nurses on the units. Uses the computereffectively to enter donor and patient into various computer systems.Communicates with the Blood Bank Manager and Medical Director on FDA andAABB issues. Communicates with people from outside organizations who arehosting blood drives.

 

3.             QC/QI:

                Adheresto all applicable quality control standards and policies. Performs requiredaudits, proficiency tests, and CE required by the governing agencies.  Adheres to all safety regulations and attendssafety seminars.

 

4.             Documentation:

                Maintainsall appropriate records for patients and donors. Records results of all QA / QIperformance and issues.  Prepares andreports monthly activities for the department. Prepares special summary reports at month and year end.

                 

5.             Special Duties:

                Maintains up-to-date knowledge in the area ofapheresis, Federal regulations, AABB regulations and information related toblood donors. Assists the Donor Recruiter as needed in times of special bloodneeds and in preparation for large drives.  Trains and orients new employees in the Donor Center.

               

KNOWLEDGE,EXPERIENCE AND OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:

1.         The position requires the knowledge usually acquiredthrough completion of a phlebotomy course.

 

2.             Oneor two years experience as a blood donor or apheresis phlebotomist.  Requires extreme patienceand communication skills.

 

WORKINGCONDITIONS:

 1.            Constant standing, walking, and bending.  Constant contact with blood.  Requires off-site work at off-site blooddrives.

 

The above statements are intended to describe thegeneral nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned thisjob. They are not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities,knowledge, skills and abilities associated with the job.

 

2/10/97 JRB

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Speech/Communication:

1.      Abilityto communicate face to face with individuals; communicate via call system withindividuals; communicate via telephone with individuals; read, write, speak andunderstand the English language

 

Hearing:

1.                  Abilityto hear heart, lung and bowel sounds; blood pressure, and fetal heart soundsusing stethoscope; respiratory sounds without stethoscope; patientverbalizations – speech, crying, moans, etc; monitor alarms, fire alarms,positive pressure room alarms.

 

Vision:

1.      Requires(Near/Far/Depth/Color) vision for patient assessment, charting, computer use,lab tests, read monitors, injections, vitals, blood draw, measurements

 

Lifting/Carrying:

1.      Abilityto vertically/horizontally transfer objects weighing up to 10 lbs from 69inches to 26 inches, up to two times an hour for a distance of up to 150 feetwithout mechanical assistance. (example:  Linens)

2.      Abilityto vertically/horizontally transfer objects weighting up to 10 lbs from 8inches to 30 inches, up to five times an hour for a distance of up to 5 feetwithout mechanical assistance. (example:  Charts)

3.      Abilityto vertically/horizontally transfer objects weighing up to 15 lbs from 17inches to 28 inches, up to once an hour for a distance of up to 5 feet withoutmechanical assistance.  (example:  P&P Manual)

4.      Abilityto vertically/horizontally transfer objects weighing up to 20 lbs from 45inches to 26 inches, up to once an hour for a distance of up to 200 feetwithout mechanical assistance.   (example:  Oxygen Tank)

5.      Abilityto vertically/horizontally transfer objects weighing up to 20 lbs from 33inches to 26 inches, up to once an hour for a distance of up to 200 feetwithout mechanical assistance.  (example:  Monitors)

 

Pushing/Pulling:

1.      Abilityto push/pull IV poles and Blood Pressure machine for patient care.  Must be able to horizontally transfer IVpoles and Blood Pressure machine requiring a force of up to 1 lb., up to tentimes an hour for a distance up to 50 ft.

2.      Abilityto push/pull crash cart or wheelchair (with patient).  Must be able to horizontally transferwheelchair and crash cart requiring a force up to 10 lbs (total weight of 250lbs), up to once an hour for a distance up to 200 ft.

3.      Abilityto push/pull gurney with patient.  Mustbe able to horizontally transfer gurney requiring a force up to 35 lbs (totalweight of 410 lbs), up to once an hour for a distance up to 200 ft.

4.      Abilityto push/pull patient bed (with patient). Must be able to horizontally transfer patient bed (2 man ) requiring aforce up to 38 lbs (total weight of 713 lbs/2 =357 lbs.) five times an hour fora distance up to 50 ft.

5.      Abilityto push/ pull patient on bed sheet from gurney to bed, bed to gurney, and sitpatient upright in bed.  Requires upperbody forces up to 45 lbs, up to five times an hour.

6.      Abilityto lift and transfer patient from bed to wheelchair, and wheelchair tobed.  Requires upper body forces up to 50lbs, up to six times a day.

7.      Abilityto turn patient side to side in bed and boost up in bed.  Requires upper body forces up to 50 lbs, upto six times an hour (one time in ten minutes).

 

Climbing:

1.             Ability to climbstairs up to 80 steps an hour in a twelve hour time period.

 

 

Gripping/Squeezing:

1.      Abilityto perform bilateral coupling forces up to 5 lbs, up to ten times an hour forpaperwork and patient care.

 

Repetitive Motion:

1.      Abilityto perform repetitive assumption of posture to access a point 1 inch from floorup to ten times an hour. Must be able to access low areas for changing linensand straightening patient’s rooms.

 

Sitting/Standing:

1.      Abilityto tolerate a seated posture up to 15 minutes, continuously, for a total of upto 2 hours per 12 hour time period.

2.      Abilityto tolerate a standing posture up to 2 hours, continuously, for a total of upto 9 hours per 12 hour time period.

 

Squatting:

  1. Assume a squat.  Reaching from 1” height on floor, returning to upright position (10 times).

 

Walking:

1.      Abilityto walk up to 3 miles in a 12 hour time period.

 

Other:

Ability to use and wearPersonal Protective Equipment (PPE), gloves, mask, gown, goggles, face shield.         

Qualifications:

see description


DT1523
MWW

Category: Laboratory and Clinical Technicians

Primary Location: Framingham, MA

Hospital/Facility: MetroWest Framingham Union Hospital

Shift Type: Rotate