Job Description

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Blood Center Headquarters (La Concha)

Position Title:
Assistant Shift Coordinator

Hours Per Week:

Work Week:
Tuesday to Saturday

4pm - 12:30am

Driving Position:


TITLE:  Assistant Shift Coordinator

Address:  1400 La Concha Lane, Houston, TX  77054


Reporting to the Component Production Assistant Manager, assists in the production of the biological components.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned.  Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

  • Demonstrates competence in performing the functions of Component Technician II position and assists with competency assessment of staff by visual observation.
  • Assists in the supervision of production of RBC, platelets, cryoprecipitate AHF, single donor plasma, source leukocytes, recovered plasma and a variety of special orders.
  • Provide training for new and incumbent staff; assist with competency assessments. Acts as coach and mentor to staff to maximize staff’s professional development.
  • Participates in development and delivery of educational programs and attends job-related programs (i.e., Teleconferences, Brown Bag, Leadership Development, etc.)
  • Assists in coordination of staffing, workflow and decision-making in absence of supervisors.
  • Complies with OSHA, FDA, AABB, cGMP and regulatory standards to include maintaining the laboratory in a clean and safe manner.
  • Must be capable of processing products for shipment as needed and a ssists in monitoring supplies inventories.
  • Assists with biohazard waste management including the review and reconciliation of vendor receipts, vendor interactions, and internal organizational waste management.
  • Assists in the supervision of the RRPL area to include organizing, preparing, packing, and shipping of non-transfusable products for research, manufacturing, or Clinical Trials.
  • Assures products are properly managed according to standard operating procedure and client specifications in a reasonable amount of time.
  • Enforce The Blood Center's policies on EEO, Affirmative Action and Safety/Health.




Must not pose a direct threat or significant risk of substantial harm to the safety or health of himself/herself or others.  Must comply with all applicable safety rules and policies and be willing to report actual and potential safety violations to the appropriate supervisor or manager.


Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such level as is determined in The Blood Center’s sole discretion.

Regular Hours

Full time:  must be regularly available to work at least 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week, or such other days or hours per week as The Blood Center determines are necessary to meet business needs.

Overtime (applicable only to non-exempt positions)

Must be available and willing to work such overtime per day or per week as The Blood Center determines is necessary or desirable to meet business needs.

Weekend and Holidays

Must be available and willing to work such weekends and holidays as The Blood Center determines are necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.

Off-Site Work

Must be able to work at off-site locations occasionally and to transport self to same.


This job has limited supervisory responsibilities in the absence of a supervisor or as appointed by Component Lab Management staff.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and have inter-personal skills to provide effective training.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High School Diploma or GED; two years of experience as Component Technician II at GCRBC or equivalent combination of education and related experience.




Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to verbally communicate technical information and respond effectively to staff. 


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rates in ratio and percentages.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Must be flexible with working hours and days.

Able to demonstrate leadership qualities, customer service and problem solving skills.

Computer Literate: Must be familiar with using computers. (Safe Trace) required. 




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit and stoop, kneel or crouch.  The employee is occasionally required to stand for extended periods of time and walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.  Employees are required to be familiar with and abide by the team lift requirements as specified in the Safety Program .  Employee may occasionally push or pull wheeled containers weighing up to 150 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to blood and/or blood components, as well as any other biohazard materials.  The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and risk of radiation.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  The employee is frequently exposed to extreme cold.

Job duties involved an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood with a risk of exposure to Hepatitis and HIV.

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