Job Description

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Mobile Operations Center

Position Title:
Trainer I

Hours Per Week:

Work Week:


Driving Position:


Location: 9990 Fannin Street in Houston, Texas 77045

 ***For Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Employees Only at this time***

TITLE/CODE:                          Trainer I

DEPARTMENT:                       Donor Collections Mobiles- Training and Quality


Reporting to the Training Coordinator and Training Manager, the Training Specialist I is responsible for providing training to Donor Collections’ staff on all aspects of the collection process.

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.

·        Following prepared curricula, conducting training classes in the classroom and in the field.

·        Demonstrating knowledge of best practices in training concepts and procedures.

·        Present information using a variety of instructional techniques or formats, such as role playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussion, videos or lectures.

·        Teach at least 2 sessions (Screening and Phlebotomy) independently.

·        Assisting in the preparation of training manuals.

·        Conducting annual staff certification and administering competency assessments in CPR, First Aid and other areas as required.

·        Maintaining proficient knowledge of Donor Collections standard operating procedures and ensuring training material and delivery follow cGMPs and comply with all applicable regulations.

·        Communicate with internal and external customers and responds to client concerns in a timely and professional manner.

·        Provide assessment, evaluation, monitoring and support of all aspects of collection site (Mobiles/NDCs) as needed.



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 regularly able to work at off-site locations and to either transport self or be transported to same.


The Training Specialist I may carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


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.


Associates Degree from an accredited college or university plus 3 years experience in medical/training field and 3 years phlebotomy experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Prior experience in adult education is highly desirable.


Basic CardioLife Support Certificate (BCLS) or CPR Certification

Certificate as a professional trainer is desired

Valid Texas Drivers License and acceptable driving record


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 work in high pressure, fast paced environment.  Ability to resolve conflicts.


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 effectively communicate technical concepts.


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.


Written communications skills necessary, plus exceptional interpersonal skills.

Computer literate - Safetrace, Donor ID, Microsoft Office Applications.

Use of Audio-Visual Equipment.

Must be able to work irregular hours and weekends as needed.


Routine Driver (formerly Appointed Driver)


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; use hands; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to walk.  The employee is occasionally required to sit.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally 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 frequently exposed to blood and/or blood components, as well as any other biohazard materials.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; risk of radiation; and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but sometimes requires working at chemical plants, electrical plants, machine shops, where you may encounter chemicals, loud noises.

Job duties involved 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 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.

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