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Donor Specialist- Mobile Operations (5233)

Company: Vitalant
Location: San Bernardino
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Provides excellent customer service while conducting donor registration, donor interviews, limited physical assessments, and Whole Blood Phlebotomies. Monitors donor/patient recovery and provides adverse donor reaction care management. Also responsible for various equipment and supply Quality Control.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Treats customers (internal and external) with dignity and respect in a friendly and professional manner.

2. Performs general and special donor registration on computer and manually as needed.

3. Performs tests such as blood pressure, temperature, pulse and hematocrit/hemoglobin.

4. Prepares pre-donation Apheresis Sample.

5. Confidentially interviews donors regarding their medical history and current health status.

6. Performs phlebotomy for Allogeneic Whole Blood and Directed Whole Blood Collection.

7. Monitors and discontinues manual collection of donor's units in the drawing area.

8. Properly prepares blood units for transport to the Laboratory.

9. Assists with donor recovery and adverse reactions.

10. Draws specimens for donor re-test and other orders.

11. Conducts daily equipment/supply set-up and breakdown, as well as Quality Control on specified instruments.

12. Accurately completes all required documentation regarding donor, procedure, QC, and cleaning records.

13. Actively recruits donors to various Blood Bank Programs (e.g. Apheresis) and promotions (e.g. Special Events).

14. Works at different draw locations as needed.


Must maintain a high standard for conscientious, courteous, and enthusiastic service to internal and external customers, and the public in general. Must make customer's needs a high priority in face-to-face or telephone contact. Must consistently deliver service in a timely, accurate, professional, and friendly manner. And/or demonstrates a moderate level of problem-solving skills.


Work involves mostly duties that involve related steps, processes, or methods, requiring the employee to make choices and recognize differences in a few easily recognizable situations, such as differences in fact, sources of information, or kinds of transactions or entries. Occasionally, work includes various duties involving different and unrelated processes and methods. Decisions on what needs to be done require analysis of the subject in each assignment, and chosen courses of action may be selected from several alternatives. Work involves conditions and elements that must be analyzed to identify interrelationships.


The supervisor makes assignments by defining objectives, priorities and deadlines, assisting the employee with unusual situations with no clear precedents. Employee plans and executes steps to complete the assignment, following instructions, policies, and previous training or accepted practices. Completed work is evaluated for soundness, appropriateness, and conformity to policy. Methods used by the employee are not reviewed in detail. Occasionally, the supervisor sets overall objectives and resources available, with deadlines and work plans developed in consultation with the employee, with some opportunity for the employee to interpret policy, or determine approaches and methodology for accomplishing assignments.


To perform this job successfully, each essential duty (as identified above) must be performed satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


1. Excellent customer service and communication skills.

2. Ability to work with blood.

3. Ability to function as a team member.

4. Ability to follow procedure.

5. Good accuracy with attention to detail.

6. Able to perform successful venipunctures.

7. Good documentation skills.

8. Ability to work with machines (i.e. sufficiently technically minded).

9. Ability to lift 30 pounds.

10. Basic math skills (related to determining donor eligibility, recognition, and draw information).

11. Ability to drive a standard passenger vehicle.

12. Knowledge of basic computer operation.

13. Ability to maintain confidentiality.


High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) required. Optional: Medical Assistant Diploma, Certified Nursing Assistant Diploma, Emergency Medical Technician Certificate, Phlebotomy Certificate or similar military experience/certification.


One to two years' customer service experience is preferred.


Emergency Medical Technician Certificate (if applicable), Medical Assistant or Certified Nursing Assistant Diploma (if applicable) Phlebotomy Certificate (if applicable), or similar military experience/certification (if applicable), Current CPR Certification, Current California Driver's license.


Refer to ADA checklist attached for physical demands.


Laboratory and Medical environments with high risks including Mobile Operations.

LifeStream is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. LifeStream participates in the federal governments E-Verify program to determine employment eligibility.

The employer will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Vets

Our organization is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to or call 909-386-6875 to let us know the nature of your request. A representative will respond to accommodation requests within two business days. Please note that this email/phone number is for medical/disability accommodations only and any other inquiries will not receive a response.

EEO is the Law. For more EEO information about applicant rights click here.

Our organization participates in E-Verify, for more information click here.

All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug test in accordance with LifeStream's established guidelines.

Keywords: Vitalant, San Bernardino , Donor Specialist- Mobile Operations (5233), Other , San Bernardino, California

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