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Chenango Co. residents: Become a Volunteer Medical Screener with the American Red Cross!

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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross

Volunteers are heroes

Blood Services - Binghamton District: Volunteer Medical Screener

This position supports the Regional Biomedical Services department. This opportunity requires participation in in-person activities and/or performing work in a Red Cross facility. Provide support to blood collection operation by performing regulated medical screening of potential blood donors.

Locations

Broome County, Chenango County, Tioga County

Key Responsibilities
  • Collect and confirm donor demographics
  • Determine procedure eligibility
  • Conduct physical exam, to include oral temperature, pulse, BP and hematocrit by accepted process
  • Facilitate and evaluate health history (typically self-administered by donor)
  • Comply with applicable Federal, State and local regulations as well as all American Red Cross policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Attend relevant meetings, skill competency assessments, and updates
  • Being punctual and dependable for all assignments

Qualifications
    • Willingness to comply with Red Cross COVID-19 policies.
    • Willingness to carry vaccination card to work assignments.
    • Willingness to support Red Cross Mission
    • Must be age 18 or older and hold a HS diploma or equivalent
    • Ability to use and understand technology needed for position
    • Customer service experience, effective verbal communication, and public relations skills are required
    • Must be able to follow Standard Operating Procedure instructions and training

    Exposure levels are based on the essential functions as stated in this position description; however, in some instances, variances may occur due to the applicable nature of this position within a particular work site. Therefore, the work site may determine the exposure level to be greater than or less than the below stated level.

    This position is an exposure determination: 1 in view of the fact that the position requires the incumbent work under conditions where the potential exists for the incumbent to make contact with blood or blood components as a result of splashes, spills, and/or needlesticks.

Time Commitment

Minimum of two shifts per month; approx 120 hours of training**This position is time intensive and the training requires a daily training schedule (about 3 weeks)**

Development Opportunities

  • Gain valuable training/experience while providing an invaluable service to your community
  • Use and validate your training and skills at a nationally recognized organization
  • Ability to become a volunteer leader
  • Establish professional references
  • Establish a record of excellence to ensure donor and patient safety (also in case a paid staff opportunities become available)

Length of Appointment

6 months minimum, one year preferred

Relationships

Reports to Team Supervisor or Charge Staff, partners with Collections Team and Volunteer Engagement Team

Training

**The VMS training is about 3 weeks @ 120 hours. You must be able to complete the trainings as scheduled**

  • Virtual, classroom and on-the-job instruction.
  • Classroom training is conducted during traditional business hours. Includes:
    • 15-hour national orientation to the American Red Cross and Self-Paced Computer based Training plus 8-24 hours of local orientation
    • 56 hours virtual training
  • On the Job Training hours will vary depending on blood drives
  • 48 hours OJT

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About American Red Cross

Location:

620 E Main St, Endicott, NY 13760, US

Mission Statement

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.‚Äč

Description

The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that...

...all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope;

...our communities are ready and prepared for disasters;

...everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products;

...all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and

...in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Community, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

variesNorwich, NY 13815

SKILLS

  • Data Entry
  • Patient Care
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Commitment to complete the required training hours

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