Blood Products Transportation Driver (Evansville Area)

Blood Products Transportation Driver (Evansville Area)

This position supports the Regional Biomedical Services department. This opportunity requires participation in in-person activities and/or performing work in a Red Cross facility. To safely transport blood from collection sites to the lab for processing and/or deliver blood or blood products to hospital customers.

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Locations

ARC of Southwest Indiana

Key Responsibilities

  • Transport blood from collection site to Red Cross laboratory
  • Transport finished blood or blood products to hospital customers as routine or “stat” deliveries
  • Pick up empty boxes from hospitals as necessary
  • Deliver supplies to blood collection sites as needed
  • Complete required paperwork and obtain signatures as necessary
  • Communicate with Red Cross staff on feedback from customers or any urgent issues
  • Drive in a safe and responsible manner as a representative of the American Red Cross

Qualifications

 

  • Willingness to comply with Red Cross COVID-19 policies.
  • Willingness to carry vaccination card to work assignments.
  • Willingness to support the Red Cross mission, required
  • Valid state driver's license and 3 years of licensed driving experience, required
  • Familiarity with geographic area and driving routes, required
  • Able to verify safe driving record (Note: An MVR check will be completed as a part of the interview process for this position), required
  • Current insurance and state registration if using personal vehicle, required
  • Ability to lift 45 lbs., required
  • Successful completion of American Red Cross Transportation Specialist Training and Defensive Driving course upon acceptance in position, required

Training

  • Red Cross Volunteer Orientation
  • American Red Cross Defensive Driving Course
  • Transportation Specialist Guidebook Training
  • Volunteer Connection scheduling training and tutorial
  • On the job training

Development Opportunities

  • Gain valuable training/experience while providing an invaluable service to the community
  • Validate driving experience for resume
  • Opportunity to become a volunteer leader

Length of Appointment

Ongoing based on performance review

Time Commitment

Minimum of two shifts per month, which generally equals 8-10 hours per month. Preferred for volunteer to cover the same shift each week. Greatest need for shifts is currently:

  • Oncall Schedule: These are for ASAP runs of blood to hospitals to meet a sure in demand. 
    • Overnight during the week can be from 5pm-7am
    • Weekend support from 12pm-12am and some early morning shifts 
  • Regular Schedule needs (These are shifts where the person should plan to show up and provide support each time they are scheduled)
    • Currently no opportunities for regularly recurring scheduled shifts

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