Blood Center Headquarters (La Concha)
Hours Per Week:
Saturday, Sunday, Monday; Compressed 36 hours scheduled
Noon to Midnight
GULF COAST REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER
Location: 1400 La Concha Lane in Houston Texas 77054
TITLE: Driver I
DEPARTMENT: Hospital Services
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.
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.
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.
Must be regularly able to work at off-site locations and to transport self to same.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 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.
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
Ability to establish and maintain positive rapport with donors so as to provide high level of customer service. Ability to interact professionally and politely with others.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence, independently. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
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.
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.
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 identi t y, 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.