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Blood Donor Screener​/ COVID-19 Health Volunteer

Job in Richmond - Henrico County - VA Virginia - USA
Posted by American Red Cross
Part Time, Temporary, Volunteer position
Listed on 2020-04-15
Job specializations:
  • Healthcare
    Biomedical, COVID
  • Non-Profit
    Volunteer, Part Time Non Profit
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position:  Blood Donor Screener/ COVID-19 Health Volunteer

Help deliver lifesaving mission during COVID-19 health crisis.

Your help is needed!

COVID-19 has temporarily disrupted normal life in many communities, but the need for blood hasn’t changed.

The American Red Cross has implemented several enhanced blood donations protocols in the interest of safety, and there is an urgent and critical need for volunteers to support these protocols. A new volunteer opportunity, Blood Donor Screener, will help pre-screen blood donors entering drives or donation centers.

Red Cross is seeking individuals to fulfill this volunteer role immediately. To learn more and to sign up contact Charles White.

***When considering volunteering, please review the risk guidance provided by the CDC, local government and your healthcare provider. For more information or questions, you can contact Charles White. You will receive the Position Description for the Blood Donor Screener when submitting interest to this position. If you are willing and able to fulfill the duties of the position, please let me know.

This is a Volunteer Opportunity.

Responsibilities:
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.

Blood Donor Screeners will:
Use the following supplies
Thermometer and probe covers, if applicable
Trash basket
Gloves
Hand sanitizer
Sani-cloths or Cavi-cide
Wear gloves at all times 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.
Position Requirements
High School
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
Comfortable taking temperatures and explaining processes
Contact Information
Contact Name: American Red Cross
Contact Phone: 8043828055
Preferred method of contact: Email with CV via Application Box below.
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