Research Counselor

Location
Philadelphia, PA
Posted
Apr 28, 2017
Institution Type
Outside Academe


Job Description
Job Description:
Following established procedures, notifies, educates, and counsels blood donors, their partners or family, employees and public audiences regarding blood transmissible infectious agents. Reviews and approves donor notification packets. In accordance with policy, investigate and educate donors regarding follow up studies, the significance of health history information and risk factors, interpret test results, and provide accurate and sensitive donor counseling.

Qualifications

Bachelor Degree in health science, biology, nursing, medical technology, infectious disease counseling or equivalent combination of education and related experience is required.

Demonstrated competence in infections disease counseling or related function.

Minimum three years work experience in a hospital, laboratory, infectious disease or sexually transmitted disease clinic setting is required with at least two years of counseling in those specific areas. Public health or blood banking experience in a highly regulated setting is preferred, with particular emphasis on knowledge of STD's, and infectious disease testing.

The ability to interact effectively with others is required. Intermediate to advanced level computer skills with Microsoft Office applications in a Windows environment is required.

Responsibilities

Following established procedures, notifies, educates, and counsels blood donors, their partners or family, employees and public audiences regarding blood transmissible infectious agents. Reviews and approves donor notification packets. In accordance with policy, investigate and educate donors regarding follow up studies, the significance of health history information and risk factors, interpret test results, and provide accurate and sensitive donor counseling. Manually enters additional test results into approved databases.

Research records in order to retrieve requested information. Work in a collaborative team environment in order to meet operational objectives while advancing donor and recipient safety. Perform all duties and responsibilities in compliance with standard operating procedures, Safety Quality Identity Potency Purity (SQUIPP), regulations outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other applicable Federal, state and local regulations. Arrange follow-up testing (donors,etc) as required by applicable research or follow-up study or at donor, physician or Scientific Support Office (SSO) request. Log and monitor follow up study cases using an approved database. Generate reports from database to track progress and facilitate timely closure of cases

Investigate and gather supporting documentation for donor reentry and reinstatement.

Manage follow-up testing and upgrade deferral status as a result of additional follow-up test results. Remove deferral codes from donors who are again eligible due to change in eligibility criteria or via approved donor re-entry protocols. Notify donors of changes in eligibility status and eligibility for re-entry testing. Using appropriate protocols, ensure that blood donors are notified of significant laboratory test results in accordance with appropriate

SOP guidelines

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of staff so classified.

Second Shift
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.

The American Red Cross is a diverse nonprofit organization offering its employee's professional development and growth opportunities, a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a collaborative team spirit environment.

Company Description
As one of the nation's premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. We depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity.


Philadelphia, PA

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