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If you are interested in making a difference in someoneís life, review the following employment opportunities that are currently available. Interested parties should contact the Human Resources Department for more information.
Resumes may be emailed to , faxed to (860) 678-2767 or sent to: Red Cross, Human Resources Department, 209 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06269.
Account Managers are responsible for planning and implementing effective strategies to recruit and retain donor groups who will sponsor collection operations, working to achieve established blood collection goals and ensuring sufficient numbers of specialized donors (aphaeresis, bone marrow, plasma, stem cell, and automated whole blood) to meet program needs. The Account Manager will develop potential group leads, educate donor groups in organizational requirements, provide ongoing support to donor groups and implement appropriate special donor recruitment programs.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelorís Degree in marketing, sales, communications or related field. Two to three years of experience with direct sales is highly desirable. Knowledge of group dynamics, point of purchase/customer service, sales techniques and negotiation skills are required. Excellent verbal and written communications along with training and presentation skills are required.
Account Managers are assigned to a specific territory in Connecticut. We encourage you to submit your resume, along with your salary requirements.
Performs automated and whole blood collection activities as assigned. Ensures that blood collection services operations and systems are in accordance with FDA, NHG and departmental policy. Responsible for proactive behaviors to facilitate goal attainment. The ideal candidate will have excellent communications skills, a proven history of providing excellent customer service, good organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple priorities. Knowledge and/or experience in the medical field is a plus. Candidate must be able to comply with the demands of irregular hours, flexible assignments and work locations. A† High School diploma is required along with a valid CT driverís license with a good driving record. Bi-lingual skills are highly desirable.
Full-time positions are available working out of our Farmington facility, working 37.5 hours per week. Part-time positions are available working out of our Norwalk facility, working 22.5 hours per week.
Quality Control Coordinator
The Quality Control Coordinator is responsible for five major areas: daily apheresis processing, pool manufacturing, product quality control, equipment quality control and special projects.
Responsibilities will include, but not limited to, processing assay blood products for the accurate and timely monitoring for the purity, potency and efficacy of all blood and blood products; maintains corresponding quality control reports; prompt reporting to the Laboratory Manager of any errors and critical quality control deficiencies; investigating any problems or malfunctions; monitoring the effectiveness of testing techniques; effective design and development of new and modified protocols for the Quality Control Laboratory to improve operating efficiency through effective research (includes writing LOPís and investigating and developing corrective actions for deviations); participates in training new staff.
The ideal candidate must have a Bachelorís Degree in medical technology or chemical, physical or biological services and certification from a nationally approved agency in lab sciences (MT). The candidate must meet New York State and CLIA certifications. In addition, the knowledge of special hematological and blood banking procedures in preferred.† The ability to be analytical in protocol design and problem solving, demonstrated aptitude for research and special test adaptation is preferred.
Hours: 37.5 hours; 12 p.m. Ė 8:00 p.m. shift, with a 2-hour flex; will rotate weekends and on-call responsibilities with department staff.
The Reference Technologist performs all necessary tasks to resolve complex immunohematologic problems by performing serologic procedures, recording and interpreting results and releasing transfusion products. This position accurately labels blood products intended for transfusion including serologic tests, interpretation of results, accurate recordkeeping and proper disposal of unfit product.
Other responsibilities will include, but not limited to, communicating technical information and results to submitting hospitals; perform special antigen screening; organizes daily workload, review paperwork, maintain adequate supplies, orderly freezers and quality control during rotation in Freezing.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelorís Degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences by a nationally recognized agency (MT preferred) and a Bachelorís Degree in a clinical, physical or biological science. Candidate must meet CLIA standards for a technologist. Two years Red Cross laboratory experience or one year working in a hospital setting is required.
Hours: 37.5 Hours; hours 12:00 p.m. Ė 8:00 p.m. with a 2-hour flex schedule.
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Please contact the Human Resources Department for more information regarding open positions.
Human Resources Associate
American Red Cross
CT Blood Services Region
209 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06032