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Blood Donor Screener- Berks/Schuylkill Counties

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American Red Cross Greater Pennsylvania Region


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Published 5 months ago

Recurring
Weekdays
A few hours per month

Purpose

Provide excellent customer service to enhance the blood donor experience, executing donor temperature screening on potential donors prior to their entry into the blood drive.

Responsibility

This position and Temp-taking screening station is part of additional screening the American Red Cross has implemented in the interest of the safety of the blood supply, recipients, other donors, staff, volunteers and general public health regarding COVID-2019 outbreaks. Greet donors and model excellent customer service behaviors. Manage donor flow at temp taking station to ensure only donors passing temp screen are permitted access. Explain purpose of temperature screen to donors and ensure they understand reason for deferral if applicable. Direct donor to next step of donation or options for future donations if deferred.

Time Commitment

Variable; preferred commitment: 1+ shift/month, average shift is 5-6 hours

Qualification

Must be 18 years of age or older

Ability to display the utmost professionalism and communication skills using diplomacy and tact. Extremely comfortable working with people from diverse communities and backgrounds. Ability to understand technology needed for position.

Wear gloves at all time and change them between each donor. Use a new probe cover on an electronic thermometer or a new disposable thermometer for each donor. Will not repeat temperatures for any reason. Will insert the thermometer into the donor’s mouth, hold the probe, read the temperature and discard the probe cover or the disposable thermometer. Check to see if the donor’s temperature is acceptable. Advise the donor if above 99.5 degrees F to defer from donating on current day. Will clean the electronic thermometer, probe and probe wiring between each person with Sani-cloth or Cavi-cide.

Training

Onboarding with the American Red Cross Biomedical Dept Donor Ambassador Training Pre-screening process and expectations 

BACKGROUND CHECK ALONG WITH ACT 153 CLEARANCES REQUIRED. WE WILL ASSIST WITH THIS THROUGH THE SCREENING PROCESS.

Purpose

Provide excellent customer service to enhance the blood donor experience, executing donor temperature screening on potential donors prior to their entry into the blood drive.

Responsibility

This position and Temp-taking…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location

Location

Pottsville, PA

How to Apply

How To Apply

Ann.Borysowski@redcross.org

https://www.redcross.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer.html

1.    Go to: https://www.redcross.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer.html

2.    On this page you will click on “Apply Now”. You will create your volunteer connection page which will be used to complete the steps to the application process, provide your information and a way to record hours.

3.   Once your volunteer connection page is created it will prompt you to the application where you will see several steps you need to complete. Please make sure to follow the steps in order. If you run into any problems contact our Helpline at 844-621-4243.

4.   Once the application is complete you will see a message stating you are done and it will now be passed on to department that will finish completing the application. (This will be to complete background check and to verify all steps completed successfully and no information is missing. 

5.   Through the application process you will hear from multiple people. If you do not complete all steps, our Volunteer Intake Processing Center (VIPC) will contact you to help you with the remaining steps. Once all steps are completed you will then hear from our Engagement Specialist team to complete the screening process. This helps to make sure all information is secure and we are bringing you on as a volunteer in the correct position(s).

6.   Once the screening process is completed you will be referred to the department you will volunteer in. The will contact you to set up a time for orientation and any trainings that will need completed.

7.   There will be a background check done, motor vehicle and ACT153-child protective services law (depending on position will depend on what clearances you will need). Any questions with this process Renee Ault is the contact person. Phone: 412-292-3362, email renee.ault@redcross.org.

8.   Please know the process may take several days/weeks to complete depending on if steps are missing and still need completed, once referred to department if training needs completed, or if other required checks need completed. 

THANK YOU FOR BECOMING A VOLUNTEER WITH THE AMERICAN RED CROSS!

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