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Employment Opportunities 12/11/2009

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AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD SERVICES

Employment Opportunities effective:   12/11/2009

Send resume to: 4050 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108

Fax: 314-289-1199

Website: redcrossblood.org

 

We are currently accepting online applications and resumes for the following positions.

“Further consideration will only be given to candidates who submit a completed application and resume.”

Position control number must be indicated for consideration.

To be considered for a vacancy, you should meet the minimum qualifications for the position and submit a resume for each position that you apply.  Please state clearly the position for which you are applying.

Current ARC employees must complete an internal application and submit a resume to Human Resources.

Management is under no obligation to fill any advertised or posted position.

American Red Cross is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

 

POSITION TITLE                 SALARY                     LOCATION                DATE POSTED                HOURS

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

 

Problem Investigator Associate – Internal Only

This position is responsible for ensuring that all problems assigned are correctly identified, risks are accurately assessed, appropriate immediate actions are taken including investigation, analysis and permanent resolution of problems. Interacts with operations and quality assurance staff to ensure problem investigations are accurately identified, documented, investigated, and that corrective actions and effectiveness checks are adequate to solve problems, and meet the timeframe requirements outlined in the problem management policy and procedures.  Provides subject matter expertise as a Problem Manager and following appropriate regulatory procedures, manages the entire process until problems are closed, escalated or referred.  Serves as a manager and resource for PM teams in probable and root cause analysis, developing and implementing corrective action plans, and monitoring effectiveness checks.  Qualifications: 2 Year degree in relevant discipline required. 3 years relevant work experience required, preferably in problem management, quality assurance, or regulated industry; Red Cross experience highly desired. Advanced analytical and problem solving skills.

Recruiter:  Rochelle Jenkins

Job Number:  09-283     Competitive salary                        Must live within SCD                                                      Open Until Filled

 

*****NEW Quality Assurance Specialist*****NEW 

The Quality Assurance Specialist is responsible for reviewing, assessing, and monitoring records, processes, and systems at the critical control points in the manufacturing process.  In order to remain effective as an objective reviewer, the Quality Assurance Specialist reports independently of operations and must not perform or supervise operations.  Quality Assurance staff influence culture change by serving as an advocate and resource for quality programs and philosophy.  Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in applicable field of study or equivalent job experience.  Minimum of two years of experience in a GMP environment such as blood banking, pharmaceutical, medical devices or a hospital, preferably in QA or QC.  Operational knowledge in biologic manufacturing desirable.  Demonstrated effective verbal and written skills.  Good analytical and problem solving skills required.  Strong skills needed to advance compliance and quality in operations; must deal effectively with management and staff in areas, at NHQ, and outside the organization.  Must display tact, diplomacy and professionalism in difficult situations.  Must protect the confidentiality of sensitive information in the department.  Attention to detail and leadership ability to gain and maintain confidence of the regional management and operating staff required.  Commitment to quality practices and policies required.  Strong verbal and written communications skills.  Persuasive skill to achieve compliance with relevant procedures.  Must protect the confidentiality of sensitive information in the department.  Ability to negotiate and present quality information to operations and QA management and staff.  Must operate as a team member.

Recruiter: Freeman Ryland                  Competitive salary                      MO/IL Region                                        Open until filled

Job Number: 09-276


Donor Recruitment Manager – District 7   

Manage the recruitment operation for allogeneic and specialized donors throughout the MO/IL region (KC, MO and surrounding counties) to ensure achievement of annual collection goals. Supervise and develop 3+ direct reports (multiple staff levels). Establish strategic direction for recruitment efforts to ensure achievement of ARCBS collection goals, volunteer staffing goals and operational objectives. Develop and oversee implementation of annual recruitment budget. Direct recruitment and recognition of donors and volunteers to meet operational needs.  Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in marketing, sales, communications, or related field.  Master's degree preferred.  Minimum five years of progressively responsible sales management experience and knowledge of group dynamics, direct sales, customer maintenance techniques, negotiation skills, and the ability to effectively implement programs is required. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple priorities effectively. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including training, presentation, and negotiating skills is required.

Recruiter:  Rochelle Jenkins

Job Number:  09-257     Competitive salary.       Kansas City, MO                                       .MO/IL Region              Open Until Filled

 

Donor Services Manager

Job Duties: Manage the collection operation for mobile and fixed site allogeneic and specialized blood products (e.g., pheresis, autologous, directed) to ensure the achievement of annual goals in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible. Establish and oversee implementation of staffing and deployment policies and ensure the development of local operating policies and procedures. Assist in Board/Committee level planning, analyze and remedy efficiency issues and ensure training in and compliance with all regulatory requirements. Establish and oversee deployment of appropriate staffing levels to ensure the efficient and effective collection of blood and blood products to meet annual collection goals and regional patient need. Develop and ensure the implementation of local operating procedures, quality control procedures and staff training protocols to assure compliance with ARCBS directives, the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and local policies and procedures.  Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in nursing, management, related field, or equivalent is required. Master's degree preferred. Minimum six years of related experience including 3 years of management experience is required. Excellent organizational skills, the ability to handle multiple priorities effectively, analyze problems and implement appropriate solutions, and assimilate information quickly. Ability to work independently while developing functioning teams among staff. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to deal with all levels of staff, hospital personnel, physicians, volunteers and donors.

If interested, please forward internal application, supervisor acknowledgement and current resume to Karen Santee at santeek@usa.redcross.org. Complete job description available in Human Resources. Candidate must reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Close date – October 9, 2009.       

 

Regional Account Manager

Responsible for a territory with potential annual sales revenue ranging from $15 - $50 million dollars   Includes responsibility of 30 to 130 hospital customers. Serve as a liaison between customers (Blood Bank Supervisors, Physicians, Hospital Administration, Chapters) and the MO/IL blood services region. Design, develop and implement sales and marketing strategies; Identify target accounts, opportunities for new accounts, expansion of existing accounts and local promotional strategies.  Monitor relationships between hospitals and Regional Blood Centers to ensure that quality delivery and service is achieved.  Act as a reimbursement financial consultant for hospital customers.  Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree in Business, or Life Sciences with a minimum of two years of medical healthcare products sales experience required.  Experience in interaction with Hospital Administration (CEO, CFO), physicians and Blood Bankers preferred. Poised and professional in self-presentation; understanding of business principles to manage a territory; analytical skills and problem-solving ability; independence and initiative to manage a territory with minimal supervision, and successful management of revenue performance.  Basic computer knowledge and demonstrated ability to utilize MS Office programs.

Recruiter: Freeman Ryland                  Competitive salary                      MO/IL Region                                        Open until filled

Job Number: 09-232

 

Donor Recruitment Representative

Plan and implement effective strategies to recruit and retain donor groups who will sponsor collection operations, work to achieve established blood collection goals, and ensure sufficient numbers of specialized donors (apheresis, bone marrow, plasma, stem

cell) to meet program needs. Develop potential group leads. Educate donor group chairmen in organizational requirements. Provide ongoing support to donor groups and implement appropriate special donor recruitment programs. Provide follow-up record

keeping and recognition.  Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in marketing, sales, communications, related field, or equivalent

required. Minimum two years of experience in direct sales or marketing preferred.  Knowledge of group dynamics, direct sales, customer maintenance techniques, negotiation skills, and the ability to effectively implement programs is preferred. Good

organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple priorities effectively are required.  Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including training and presentation skills is required. A current valid driver's license and good driving record is required.

Recruiter:  Freeman Ryland

Job Number:  09-259                                $40,000.00/yr + Comm.         Lindell                                                       Open Until Filled

***This position (09-259) will cover Jefferson, and St. Francis County in Missouri

Job Number:  09-224                                $40,000.00/yr + Comm.         Southern Illinois Area                               Open Until Filled

***This position (09-224) would cover Williamson, Franklin, and Marion Counties in Illinois***

 

 

Divisional Instructor II – South Central Division

Operate under guidelines from Manager of Instruction – Donor Recruitment Department (DRD).  Travel as necessary within the south central division.  Facilitate learning activities with new and incumbent DRD staff in the duties associated with department operations to enable them to perform competently and in accordance with standard operating procedures. Accountable for ensuring that training conducted is in compliance with applicable procedures and in accordance with program objectives and plans. Provide guidance, advice and mentoring for instructional staff to assist them in developing their skill base.  Assist with the establishment of goals and objectives for divisional departmental operations instruction in cooperation with the divisional instructional team and regional whole blood collections management. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant education and/or experience. Minimum of three years in department operations to include fully successful completion of most recent competency assessment required. Proven ability to present information verbally & visually to groups of various sizes. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to adapt to irregular hours and schedule changes with little notice. Must be able to travel regularly and for extended periods of time (up to two weeks). Must be computer literate and able to perform tasks using American Red Cross programs. Ability to balance production, customer service and compliance to ensure the integrity of American Red Cross products and able to deliver training for and competently perform all phases of department operations according to ARCBS procedures.

Recruiter:  Rochelle Jenkins

Job Number:  09-240            Competitive salary.                     South Central Division                                                   Open Until Filled

Job Number:  09-241

  


COLLECTIONS/DONOR SERVICES

 

Collection Technician I/II  

This position performs health history to identify eligible donors and perform phlebotomies.  Participates in assembling, maintaining, and dismantling equipment and supplies on blood collection operations at fixed/mobile operations.  Must be flexible and willing to work a variable schedule, which may change with minimal advance notice. Qualifications: HS diploma or equivalent is required, Technical training in health care highly desirable.  Customer Service training is desirable.  A minimum of one year successful work experience preferred, preferable in the healthcare environment.  Satisfactory driving record.  Able to lift 25 – 50 pounds using good body mechanics.

Recruiter: Freeman Ryland                     $11.00 – 12.08/hr                      Varied                                     Open Until Filled              

Job Number:  09-235 – Columbia

Job Number:  09-275 – Columbia  

Recruiter: Rochelle Jenkins

 

  ****Internal only*** Fixed Sites

 

Job Number:  09-277 – Metro St. Louis – Fairview Heights, Center

Job Number:  09-287 – Metro St. Louis – Farview Heights, Center

Job Number:  09-278 – Metro St. Louis – St. Charles Center

Job Number:  09-279 – Metro St. Louis – West County Center

 

Team Supervisor – Collections

Responsible for supervision of five to twenty line staff on a daily basis creating a team environment and providing leadership.  Supervise staff including hiring, training, evaluation, and discipline to ensure a well-qualified team, enhance operational success and ensure appropriate donor care and the collection of safe units of blood.  Plan, organize, manage and direct all aspects of blood and/or apheresis collection operations (fixed site or mobile) to ensure appropriate staffing and a smooth and efficient process.  Work independently with attention to detail and full knowledge of all aspects of the daily collection process. Qualifications: RN/LPN or equivalent experience is required, with current state licensure as required.  Minimum two years of experience or documented satisfactory performance in Collections Specialist II position is required.  Previous management and customer service experience is preferred. Effective verbal communication and public relations skills is required.  A current valid driver's license and good driving record is required.

 Recruiter: Freeman Ryland                          Competitive Salary                MO/IL Region                                       Open Until Filled

Job Number:  09-194 – Kansas City

Job Number:  09-237 - Columbia

 

Recruiter: Rochelle Jenkins

Job Number:  09-280- Metro – Alyx - (Beau Brown)

Job Number:  09-155 – Metro (Pam Burgess)

      

 

TECHNICAL

***New***Hospital Services Technician I – Full Time***New***

Provide customer assistance in ordering a variety of blood and pharmaceutical products and transfusion-related supplies to maintain hospital inventories.  Select and pack blood products for distribution.  Perform duties of Hospital Services Courier or duties of Inventory Assistant as required.  Comply with safety policies and procedures in the work area and use applicable protective equipment at all times to prevent exposure to potentially infectious blood and body fluids.  Qualifications:  High school diploma or equivalent preferred. Prior experience in blood banking distribution is preferred. Must have computer experience and good customer service skills.  Operational flexibility is required to meet sudden and unpredictable needs.  Available to work overtime, other shifts, early mornings, evenings, holidays and weekends.  Requires standing, stretching, stooping and bending for extended time periods.  Lift, pull, push and move objects of up to 50 pounds.  May work in walk-in refrigerator/freezers for periods of time.  Required to wear protective clothing such as lab coats, gloves, face shields, etc. when there is exposure to blood and blood products and/or where work location requires.  Ability to use a wide variety of lab or medical equipment.  Ability to use a personal computer and applicable software for sustained periods of time.

Recruiter: Rochelle Jenkins               $10.60/hr                                Lindell/Metro St.Louis                            Open Until Filled

 

Job Number: 09-288 – (Full Time Position 10:30 pm – 7:15am  Tues –Sat  (with rotating weekends))

***New***Technical Assistant I-Manufacturing – Full Time***New***

Prepare blood components. Maintain manual and computer records associated with production or testing. Comply with safety policies and procedures in the work area and use applicable protective equipment at all times to prevent exposure to potentially infectious blood and body fluids.  Qualifications:  High school diploma or equivalent is required. Experience in a laboratory or manufacturing setting preferred. Operational flexibility is required to meet sudden and unpredictable needs. Available to work overtime, other shifts, early mornings, evenings, holidays and weekends.  Requires standing, stretching, stooping and bending for extended time periods.  Lift, pull, push and move objects of up to 75 pounds.  Ability to work under pressure with deadlines. Ability to work in walk-in refrigerator/freezers for periods of time.

Recruiter:  Rochelle Jenkins       $10.60/hr                                     Lindell                                                  Open till filled

 

Job Number:  09-286   (M-F : 12:00 am - 8:30 am with rotating weekends) Full time

NEW Laboratory Assistant- NTL Position

Prepare blood samples for testing, disposal, and shipping.  Perform customer communications and reagent inventory control process.  Maintain manual and computer records associated with production or testing.  Comply with ARCBS policies, procedures and directives pertaining to the safety, quality, identity, and purity of the blood supply. Perform all duties and responsibilities in compliance with standard operating procedures, regulations outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and other applicable federal, state and local laws.  Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent education required. Healthcare certification/diploma (i.e. Medical Assistant, Nursing Assistant, Veterinary Assistant, Lab Assistant, and Phlebotomist) or prior laboratory or healthcare experience desired. May be required to meet specific state requirements

Recruiter: Freeman Ryland                          Competitive Salary              STL NTL Region                                       Open Until Filled

Job Number:  09-274

 

*****NEW Equipment Technician-NTL Position*****NEW

 Performs periodic maintenance and quality control activities  Executes validation and repairs on equipment to ensure that laboratory equipment periodic maintenance, quality control, validation, and calibration and reviews completed documentation.  Performs troubles shooting of routine and uncommon laboratory equipment problems and serves as liaison between the laboratory and the equipment manufacturers/vendors.  Assists with training and facilitation of maintenance activities between the departments Performs all duties in compliance with internal standard operating procedures and applicable regulatory requirements.  Qualifications:  Associate’s degree from an accredited institution with a major in chemical, physical or biological science, medical laboratory technology, electronics or computer technology or equivalent education required.  Three years laboratory experience required.  Medical Laboratory Technician (ASCP) or equivalent certification desired.  Degrees from foreign institutions will require credential equivalency evaluation

Recruiter: Freeman Ryland                          Competitive Salary               STL NTL Region                                    Open Until Filled

Job Number:  09-284

 

*****NEWReference Laboratory Technologist*****NEW

Perform basic through advanced test procedures and interpret complex test results in order to determine donor-recipient compatibility. Resolve compatibility problems, provide reference and consultation services to hospitals and transfusion facilities, and supply antigen-negative units to transfusion recipients. Comply with safety policies and procedures in the work area and use applicable protective equipment at all times to prevent exposure to potentially infectious blood and body fluids. Comply with the Clinical Laboratory Information Act (CLIA).  Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree in science or equivalent with MT (ASCP) certification or equivalent. Minimum two years of blood bank experience preferred.  BB or SBB certification preferred. 

Recruiter: Freeman Ryland                   $18.00-$22.00/Hr              Lindell                                                Open Until Filled

Job Number:  09-285 – (Monday - Friday 4pm-12:30am)    



ADMINISTRATIVE/CLERICAL SERVICES

 

 

Donor Mgmt Tech II                                                                    

Job Duties:  Performs data entry operation for processing all Blood Donor Cards.  Enters data, performs final quality control audit of Blood Donor Records, and resolves Donor Deferral Record matches.  Qualifications:  Associates Degree or equivalent (2 years prior experience with data entry or computer operation); Minimum 10,000 kph; Familiarity with particular software, or data entry systems and hardware may be required; Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; Familiarity with office machines (e.g., photocopying equipment, microfilm machine, fax machine

Recruiter:  Freeman Ryland             $ 14.78/hr                                               Lindell                                                         Open Until filled               

Job Number:  09-253 (7:30am – 4:00pm or 8am-4:30pm)

 

Tele Recruiter I-Part-time

Responsible for recruiting prospective blood donors from a variety of sources by phoning individuals, groups, organizations, businesses, churches and schools.  Contacts previous, special, apheresis or whole blood donors to increase the frequency of donations and increase the number of donors at fixed sites or mobile unit blood drives to meet the collections goal.  Positively impacts the quality of service to donors and groups, increasing the availability of blood products.  Coordinates reminders calls, follow-up, logging of data, maintenance of records and special projects to achieve established goals.  Qualifications:  High School graduate.  One year telephone and customer service experience of telemarketing preferred.  Computer experience.  Excellent customer service and problem-solving skills.  Effective written and verbal communications skills.  Able to handle difficult customers and work in a fast paced environment.

Recruiter:  Freeman Ryland            $ 9.26/hr                                                  Lindell                                                       On-Going     

              

Job Number:  09-263         (Monday – Thursday 5pm – 9pm Sun 3pm -7pm)

Job Number:  09-281         (Monday – Thursday 5pm – 9pm Sun 3pm -7pm)

Job Number:  09-282         (Monday – Thursday 5pm – 9pm Sun 3pm -7pm)

 

Recruiter:  Rochelle Jenkins

Job Number:  09-265         (Monday – Thursday 5pm – 9pm Sun 3pm -7pm)

Job Number:  09-266         (Monday – Thursday 5pm – 9pm Sun 3pm -7pm)

 

 

 

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