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American Red Cross Surgical Assistant - Part-Time in Medford, Oregon

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By joining the American Red Cross you will touch millions of lives every year and experience the greatness of the human spirit at its best. Are you ready to be part of the world's largest humanitarian network?

Job Description:

Use your passion for health care to support our life-saving mission.

Join the Red Cross Biomed Team!

If you're looking to help save lives and contribute to the mission of one of the nation's most respected humanitarian organizations, consider a career in biomedical services at the American Red Cross. As a Red Cross employee, you'll have opportunities to grow your career and be recognized and rewarded for your efforts. Most importantly, you'll work alongside dedicated individuals like yourself who live the values of our organization every day. Join us for a career that will motivate you to be your very best.

The American Red Cross is proud to be one of the Top-Rated Workplaces: Best Non-Profits and Top-Rated Workplaces: Veterans based on rankings and reviews on Indeed.

Job Description:

Responsible for demonstrating excellence in customer service, promoting a positive, professional image of the American Red Cross Biomedical Services. Assists with routine departmental tasks as directed. The main hospital we work with is Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center.

Responsibilities:

  • Transports and operates PACS equipment and performs specified salvage procedures which may include Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) sequestration.

  • Assesses patient/surgical procedure for suitability for PACS.

  • Monitors blood loss assesses appropriate time for washing of salvaged blood and communicates to anesthesia and/or nursing staff the blood volume processed and available to be returned to the patient.

  • Maintains knowledge of steps of applicable surgical procedures.

  • Notifies surgeon and/or anesthesiologist in charge if problems occur with the procedure.

  • Maintains accurate, complete, and legible records about the patient and the PACS or Platelet Rich Plasmac (PRP) procedure.

  • Labels for reinfusion of the autologous product, as appropriate.

  • Removes disposable and cleans equipment at end of the procedure.

  • Ensures that necessary equipment and disposable are available for the next cell salvage procedure.

This is a part-time benefitted position, working approximately 20 hours/ week.

Qualifications:

  • Job knowledge equivalent to that gained through the completion of an Associate degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience as determined by the PACS Program Physician required.

  • Minimum one-year experience in the health care or blood banking industry is required.

  • Excellent communication skills, basic computer skills, and attention to detail required.

  • Ability to work independently, react quickly, and work effectively in a surgical setting required.

  • Familiar with basic aseptic technique preferred.

  • Demonstrated technical skills; ability to operate medical equipment required.

  • Must be willing to work a varied schedule including some evenings as well as on-call responsibilities.

  • May be required to have your vehicle, a valid and current driver's license and insurance, and a good driving record.

  • Retain a current CPR certification (If an employee does not have current CPR certification, the individual may be allowed into the program, but CPR certification must be obtained within six weeks).

  • Current relevant licensure in the state of practice, if applicable.

As part of the world's largest humanitarian network, the American Red Cross places top priority on the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, blood donors, and those who receive our aid and services. Our commitment to public health is unwavering-both during the COVID-19 pandemic and year-round.

Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Interested in Volunteering?

Life's emergencies don't stop, and neither do American Red Cross volunteers, who represent more than 90 percent of our workforce to help prevent and alleviate human suffering. You can make a difference by volunteering in a position that appeals to you and allows you to use your unique skills and talents. The Red Cross relies on generous volunteers who give their time and talent to help fulfill our lifesaving mission.

Visit redcross.org/volunteertoday to learn more, including our most-needed volunteer positions.

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