Blood Center Headquarters (La Concha)
Hours Per Week:
Tuesday- Saturday (off Sun and Mon)
10am- 6pm and 11am-7pm
GULF COAST REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER
1400 La Concha Lane Houston, TX 77054
TITLE/CODE: Driver I
DEPARTMENT: Hospital Services (Product Management)
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Under supervision of Hospital Services Manager, the Driver I will transport blood from donor sites to Component Laboratory and also conduct the delivery of blood components to designated locations while maintaining proper record keeping.
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.
Deliver blood components to and return from designated locations.
Perform visual inspections and verify numbering/labeling/appearance of all units selected for delivery to ensure quality control standards are met.
Place returned units on designated observation shelves, notifying supervisor or laboratory personnel of any abnormalities.
Perform the Stoplight computer check on each consignment delivered to ensure the product is within acceptable date ranges and all products from that consignment are in the delivery.
Properly complete all required paperwork documents for consignment and return of blood components to designated locations.
Ensure compliance with acceptability standards as set forth in the Vehicle Safety and Loss Control Policy, Standard Operating Procedures Manual and various other policies, procedures and protocol.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High School Diploma or GED; No previous experience or training required.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
***Valid Texas Driver's License (TDL) plus acceptable driving record.**
Must meet standards of The Blood Center’s Vehicle Safety Program
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Excellent internal and external customer service skills.
High degree of attention to detail and paperwork functions.
Ability to comply with FDA guidelines regarding Standard Operating Procedures and Quality Control policies when facilitating blood component distribution.
Must be able to work under high stress at a fast pace.
Must be flexible with working hours and days.
Computer Literate: Must be familiar with using computers.
POSITION DRIVING STATUS
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 stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Employees are required to be familiar with and abide by the team lift requirements as specified in the Safety Program. 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 toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, extreme cold, and blood and/or blood components, as well as any other biohazard materials. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Job duties involve an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood with a risk of exposure to Hepatitis and HIV.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER STATEMENT
The Blood Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants for positions are considered without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status, genetic testing results or any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable law, statute, regulation or Executive Order.