Local CDL Driver - Learn Phlebotomy
American Red Cross
 Columbus, OH

Job Description:

Are you seeking a full-time position? Are you a “people person“? Do you want to have an impact in your community? Do you have a Commercial Driver License (CDL) A or B?

If your answer is “yes“, then we invite you to join our team of blood drive technicians at the American Red Cross! Prior phlebotomy experience is NOT required – if you're willing to learn then we'll provide 8+ weeks of paid on the job training.

Top 5 reasons to put your CDL to work at the American Red Cross:

  • Local territory, home with your family most nights
  • Level up, learn a new skill (phlebotomy)
  • Working alongside other people – members of the public & Red Cross staff at blood drives
  • More variety in your day-to-day than OTR or school bus driving
  • Sense of purpose, truly being of service to others

From transporting and setting up blood collection equipment at work sites, to drawing blood from donors, as a Phlebotomist/Mobile Driver with the American Red Cross you will work all aspects of blood drives at schools, offices & churches throughout COLUMBUS, OH and the surrounding areas. No experience necessary—our paid training is a mix of classroom instruction and field practice. CDL-B is required for this position.

Want to learn more? Key details below…but the important next step is to officially apply online so that your materials are sent directly to the assigned recruiter. From there, we will be in touch with you ASAP regarding next steps and answer your questions.

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Phlebotomist/Mobile Driver Job Responsibilities:

  • Balance production, donor care & quality requirements to meet daily blood collection goals
  • Take the time to personally connect with donors – listen to their stories and help them understand the value of their donation
  • Be detail oriented all day, every day, to ensure that the blood you collect meets regulatory requirements and can be safely transfused
  • Remain flexible to work a highly variable schedule that includes early start times, late end times, weekends & holidays to meet the needs of our blood drive sponsors and donors.
  • Take care of your team members – show up for every shift and give 100% while you're there
  • Contribute to a friendly and fun environment. Team up with your co-workers to keep our donors coming back again and again
  • Interact in a positive, proactive and customer-focused manner with both internal and external customers, demonstrating care and compassion at all times

The aforementioned responsibilities of the Phlebotomist/Mobile Driver describe the general nature and level of work and are not an exhaustive list.

Phlebotomist/Mobile Driver Job Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Customer service experience, effective verbal communication, and public relations skills are required.
  • Experience driving large vehicles strongly preferred.
  • Ability to load, drive and unload vehicles with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Medical assistant or phlebotomy training preferred but not required.
  • A current, valid driver's license and good driving record is required
  • Basic computer skills are desirable.
  • DOT certification may be required in some locations. If required, must pass applicable DOT physical and related requirements and be able to possess or obtain a medical certification of at least one year duration.
  • Physical requirements may include the ability to lift up to 50 lbs., occasionally physically assisting donors experiencing an adverse reaction, as well as pushing or pulling heavy weights up and down ramps and stairs (potentially up to 250 lbs in weight and with up to 75 degree angles). Physical requirements may be performed in adverse weather conditions.
  • All staff work as a team to setup and tear down the equipment required to conduct a mobile blood drive. This involves loading/unloading of vehicles, pushing carts up to 250 lbs, setting up beds and handling many totes containing equipment and snacks for the donors.
  • Flexibility to work long, irregular hours and frequent schedule changes is required.

To learn even more about this role, watch this short video: A life-saving mission. A life-changing career. Join us.

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.