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Collections Specialist-Blood Services
The Collections Specialist (CS) reports to the Collections Director and screens donors for eligibility to donate blood and performs phlebotomy in compliance with standard operating procedures (SOPs) while providing excellent customer service, encouraging donors to return to donate and continuing to support the community’s blood program.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performing donor history and determining donor eligibility through skilled assessment of interview and test results.
  • Verifies identification and critical donor information needed to ensure donor and blood product safety.
  • Interviews donors following established SOP and documents appropriately, accurately and concurrently.
  • Checks vital signs and documents accurately.
  • Performs and interprets hemoglobin tests and documents accurately.
  • Assesses interview, vital signs and test results to determine donor eligibility.
  • Performing routine and special phlebotomies.
  • Verifies identification and critical donor information needed to assure safety.
  • Draws blood and blood samples following SOP, which includes inspection, preparation, venipuncture, identification of bags and tubes and the accurate recording of required data.
  • Responsible for the care of the donor throughout the entire donation process.
  • Instructs and explains the donation process and post-donation instructions to donors.  Answers donor questions and educates donor on community blood needs.
  • Provides customer service to donors during the collection process and encourages repeat donations.
  • Observes donors in the canteen area for delayed reaction.
  • In the event of a donor incident, assesses situation, initiates treatment, reports incident to nursing services management and documents all reportable incidents.
  • Working with the team on set-up and break-down of mobile drives or opening/closing duties at fixed sites.
  • Overseeing and/or performing quality control (QC) procedures on equipment, reagents and techniques and ensures that QC is properly and concurrently documented.
  • Driving vehicle (e.g. cargo or passenger vans) to transport staff, supplies and equipment to mobile sites.
  • Performing other duties, as assigned

Experience/Qualificaitons:

  • Phlebotomy experience; 1 year experience working as a phlebotomist preferred.

Knowledge/Education:

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Graduate from a phlebotomy program or other healthcare programs (e.g. Medical Assistant, NurseAide or EMT programs) preferred
  • Knowledge of medical terminology preferred

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • National phlebotomy certification preferred
  • Current CPR certification from a provider following American Heart Association requirements
  • Valid Driver’s License; clean driving abstract

 

Information Technology Manager
Blood Bank of Hawaii is seeking a dynamic and strategic IT Manager.  This position is responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and executing of all IT functions, including infrastructure (systems, network) and critical applications. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of proven experience as IT manager or supervisor with hands-on experience managing systems and networks.  Excellent knowledge of technical management, information analysis and computer hardware and software systems.


Knowledge/Education:

  • Broad knowledge of IT systems design, implementation and maintenance, including requirements analysis, architecture, validation/testing, installation, evaluation and operational management.
  • Knowledge of business processes.
  • BS in Computer Science, information systems or similar field.

 

Laboratory Assistant-Manufacturing
The Laboratory Assistant (LA) is under the supervision of the Component Laboratory Supervisor and Hospital Services Manager.  The Laboratory Assistant (LA) is responsible for assisting Laboratory Technicians in both the Component Laboratory and Hospital Services area in the performance of various procedures and tasks.
 
Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receives and prepares whole blood and apheresis blood components.
  • Receives orders from customers and selects and prepares appropriate components for shipment.
  • Inspects, labels, quarantines and destroys (discards) blood components.
  • Packs blood samples and submits test orders for required donor testing.
  • Performs routine maintenance and quality control procedures in the Component Laboratory and Hospital Services areas.
  • Performs routine blood component inventory functions in Hospital Services area.
  • Recognizes common equipment and procedural problems and takes appropriate initial response, communicates and performs follow-up.
  • Properly processes components returned from hospital customers.
  • Follows organizational policies and procedures and performs duties in compliance with cGMP regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge/Education:

  • Previous medical/clinical laboratory experience desirable.
  • High School graduate or equivalent.
  • College graduate in field of science preferred.

 

Manufacturing and Distribution Manager
The ideal candidate will have proven supervisory experience, the ability to motivate a high performing team on multiple shifts, knowledge of blood center products, and working knowledge of inventory management.

Key Job Functions:

  • Provide daily oversight and expertise for daily functions of the Component Manufacturing and Distribution Departments.
  • Work collaboratively with all stakeholders to ensure a complete and efficient blood services supply chain.
  • Hires, develops performance standards and provides direction, oversight and on-going assessment reviews for all direct reports.
  • Leads projects and process improvement initiatives.
  • Provides oversight for preventive maintenance and quality control programs for equipment, processes and blood products. 

Knowledge/Education:

  • Strong knowledge in manufacturing and distribution operations required.
  • Knowledge of federal and state regulations as they relate to blood center operations preferred.
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university required.

Experience:

  • Two (2) years healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, or blood center experience.
  • One (1) year of supervisory experience.
     

 

Drug testing and physical examination required for all positions.

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