CORD BLOOD COORDINATOR-Marcus Center for Cellular Cures

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School of Medicine:

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Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

Duke University’s Marcus Center for Cellular Cures has an opening for a Cord Blood Coordinator in their Carolinas Cord Blood Bank (CCBB) at Womack Hospital in Fayetteville, N.C.

More information about this center is located at the link below:

100% Grant Funded


Oversee the collection of umbilical cord blood units and related procedural paperwork and documents for the Carolinas Cord Blood Bank (CCBB). Be involved in promotion of public cord blood banking, education of the mother/donor, data collection, and other necessary operational requirements for the successful collection of umbilical cord blood units for public banking and directed donation. Be point of contact for trouble shooting issues related to cord blood donation and collection. Disseminate best practices and act as liaison with hosting hospital personnel. Identify areas for efficiency gains and collaboratively develop and implement process improvements at the sites.


· Oversee the collection of umbilical cord blood units and related procedural paperwork and documents for the Carolinas Cord Blood Bank (CCBB).

· Be an ambassador for the CCBB program. Establish good working relationships with hospital personnel involved in the cord blood collection process. Develop and enhance all aspects of CCBB with the goal of promoting public cord blood banking. Make presentations to hospital staff and community groups to increase awareness of CCBB.

· Ensure collections are performed in accordance to SOPs and FDA requirements and that all associated documentation is completed in accordance to SOPs and regulations. Ensure and maintain complete confidentiality with regard to identity of the maternal/infant donor pair, as well as results of any tests and procedures, in accordance with CCBB standard operating procedures.

· Ensure that maternal blood samples are collected according to standard operating procedures. If samples are missed or are otherwise unusable, facilitate the collection of new samples.

· Be point of contact for trouble shooting issues related to cord blood donation and collection. Disseminate best practices and act as liaison with hosting hospital personnel. Identify areas for efficiency gains and collaboratively develop and implement process improvements.

· Perform final reviews on all paperwork leaving the collection site, ensuring accuracy and completeness of all recorded information before it is delivered to the CCBB.

· Ensure supplies are readily available at the site for site personnel to collect the umbilical cord according to collection procedures.

· Responsible for supervision and performance management of Cord Blood Collectors at the site.

· May be required to perform work outside of regular business hours, including weekends and evenings.

· A security clearance to work at this site is required.

· Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Minimum Qualifications


Completion of an Associate's degree


Work requires a minimum of two years of relevantresearch experience. A OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE Bachelor's degree may substitute for 2 years required experience.

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Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


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Duke University was created in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke. The Dukes, a Durham family that built a worldwide financial empire in the manufacture of tobacco products and developed electricity production in the Carolinas, long had been interested in Trinity College. Trinity traced its roots to 1838 in nearby Randolph County when local Methodist and Quaker communities opened Union Institute. The school, then named Trinity College, moved to Durham in 1892, where Benjamin Newton Duke served as a primary benefactor and link with the Duke family until his death in 1929. In December 1924, the provisions of indenture by Benjamin’s brother, James B. Duke, created the family philanthropic foundation, The Duke Endowment, which provided for the expansion of Trinity College into Duke University.Duke Campus

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