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Donor Center Associate II

Company: Children's National Medical Center
Location: Washington
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

The Donor Center Associate II will be responsible to perform physicals and obtain medical history and inform consents from prospective donors. Will perform whole blood collections and platelet and plasma apheresis on volunteer donors, Will assist with donor recruitment and coordination of directed and autologous blood donors.

Minimum Education

Associate's Degree Associate's degree or equivalent in Medical Technology or equivalent related field of science. (Required)

Minimum Work Experience

3 years' related and progressive experience (Required)

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 (Preferred) Prefer registry or eligible as ML T(ASCP or AMT) (Preferred) Or certified by HEW or a similar regulatory agency (Preferred)

Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 60 Days, (Required)

Functional Accountabilities

Donor Management

* Recruit donors to meet the needs of Transfusion Medicine and Hospital patients through continuous consultation with the Blood DonorCenter Manager, Coordinator , and/or recruiter; serve as an information source for parents and physicians who have questions regardingthe autologous and directed donor program and serves as donor coordinator as needed.
* 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.
* Explain donation procedure to prospective donors, assess understanding and modify presentation to assure the informed consent isaccurate.

Blood Collection

* 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

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

Cost Effectiveness

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

Continuing Education

* Participate in continuing education opportunities available internally and/or externally.

Non-Essential Function

* 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
* Available and punctual as scheduled

Organizational Accountabilities

Organizational Commitment/Identification

* Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met

Teamwork/Communication

* Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
* Partner with all team members to achieve goals
* Receptive to others' ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving

* Contribute to a positive work environment
* Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
* Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
* Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

* Use resources efficiently
* Search for less costly ways of doing things

Safety

* Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
* Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
* Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
* Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
* Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
* Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Keywords: Children's National Medical Center, Washington DC , Donor Center Associate II, Other , Washington, DC

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