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Partner with the Blood­works NW collec­tion team during high school blood drives to provide post-donation care that is patient focused. You will be respon­sible for following estab­lished proto­cols if a blood donor is experi­encing an adverse reaction.

By creating a positive donation experi­ence and educating donors on the impor­tance of maintaining a regular donation schedule, you will help meet a critical need in our commu­nity for maintaining a stable blood supply.

Each time a student gives blood (16 and older) they have the oppor­tu­nity to save three lives with one unit of blood! Our mission of saving lives is only done with the extra­or­di­nary generosity of donors and volunteers.

Blood­works NW is hoping to expand the program in the following counties: Snohomish, King, Skagit, Mason, Thurston, Lewis, Grays Harbor and Pierce.

2 – 3 shifts per month covered in each area is typically needed. All of these take place at high schools and colleges.

Respon­si­bil­i­ties:

  • Follow standard operating proce­dures on donor monitoring and reaction care
  • Provide preven­ta­tive and counter­mea­sures to reduce the severity of a vasovagal reaction
  • During reaction care provide a patient-focused experience
  • Educate donors on effec­tive donation preparation
  • Serve as a liaison between Blood­works NW and our high school partners
  • Advocate for future blood donations

Quali­fi­ca­tions:

  • Experi­ence taking blood pressure
  • Excel­lent customer service and commu­ni­ca­tion skills
  • Ability to record accurate infor­ma­tion by hand
  • Positively engage with donors, staff and other volunteers
  • Depend­able and commu­nica­tive on scheduling
  • Atten­tion to detail and accuracy are essential
  • Utilize email to complete training links and commu­ni­cate progress
  • A completed background check is required for this position
  • Physical require­ment: ability lift 60 lbs to safely assist a donor

Commit­ment / Locations:

  • Six-month commit­ment
  • Flexible days and times are avail­able, depending on current openings and needs in your region

Attend Orien­ta­tion and Complete Training:

  • Donor Monitor Training
  • Reaction Care Training
  • Compli­ance Training
  • Annual training
  • Blood Borne Pathogens 
  • Catch and Slide technique
  • Harass­ment prevention
  • Hazardous material

Benefits:

  • Access to Blood­works NW profes­sional devel­op­ment and hours can be used towards licensing hours.

Please contact Volun­teer Services Program Manager Naomi Demarest, MPA, CVA, LSSGB at 4257402914 or naomid@​bloodworksnw.​org if you are inter­ested or have any questions.