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Blood Collection Specialist, Associate

Posted: 11/18/2022

Bloodworks NW is backed by more than 76 years of Northwest history and 250,000 donors. A national leader in transfusion medicine, Bloodworks has been chosen to serve 95% hospitals in Washington, Oregon and Alaska – partnering closely with local hospitals to deliver the highest level of patient care. Patients with traumatic injuries, undergoing surgeries or organ transplantation, or receiving treatment for cancer and blood disorders all depend on our services, expertise, laboratories and research. We are local, nonprofit, independent, volunteer-supported and community-based.

Pay: $19.65-$21.36/hr. (DOE) with $5,000 Sign-On Bonus*

Help save lives every day!   We are excited to announce that Bloodworks Northwest is expanding our life saving work!  This means we have new wonderful opportunities to join the Bloodworks team as a Associate Blood Collection Specialist (Phlebotomist). The incumbent performs whole blood procedures from allogeneic donors with an uncompromising commitment to quality standards, the safety of the blood supply and the donor experience.  This position is an entry level position which will go through an 8-week on-the-job paid training program.  The role has career progression opportunities to Blood Collection Specialist I, II, III, and IV levels.

Principal responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Screen and take vital signs of potential donors/patients and evaluate their eligibility following Bloodworks’ policies/procedures, Answer donors’ questions to ensure they are giving informed consent to donation and blood testing.
  • Perform donor identification, properly label blood components and test tubes.
  • Monitor/care for donors with adverse reactions to the donation process. Seal blood units and prepare blood component shipment.
  • Follow universal precautions and biohazard safety standards for handling blood.
  • Properly document and perform quality controls to uphold Bloodworks and FDA standards to maintain the safety of the blood supply
  • Interact with team members and donors in a knowledgeable and professional manner

Position Requirements include:

  • High School education or GED equivalent required
  • One year of work experience in a role where the primary focus is on customer service
  • Possess and maintain a valid State Driver's License in state of residence with an acceptable driving record for at least 2.5 years.
  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time, bend and reach to perform repetitive motions, lift and carry up to 60 pounds
  • Work flexible shifts with the ability to travel to various work locations– schedules may change frequently and unexpectedly. Work may include overnight, holidays and weekend work away from home.
  • Ability to fulfill Washington State Health Care Assistant Certification (category A at a minimum) requirements.
  • Ability to attend an 8-week training program
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Bloodworks is a community supported non-profit organization.  As such, from time to time incumbent can expect to work with volunteers
  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 (defined as two weeks after receiving final vaccine dose), or approved medical or religious exemption to the vaccine, is a condition of this role  


Benefits and Perks:
We Offer Competitive Benefits; Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement, Educational Reimbursement, Relocation Assistance Bonus*, Transit Subsidy, Gym Membership Discounts, and more.

*conditions apply

Bloodworks Northwest is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.