Driver (Chicago)

BloodSystems Des Plaines, IL
* Position Summary

* Responsible for the delivery/pick-up of blood/blood products from hospitals, donor centers and mobile blood drives. Ensures that blood/blood products are transported according to AABB standards and prescribed Standard Operating Procedures. Accurately completes all documents associated with the delivery/pick-up. Responsible for communicating in a professional manner with Customer Service Representatives, supervisors, managers and external customers. Reports any customer concerns or discrepancies. Must maintain vehicle in a clean and smoke free manner. Completes daily driver log and route sheets. Completes and documents weekly vehicle inspection. Assists with the training of new drivers.

* Position Responsibilities

* Transports blood/blood products according to AABB standards and SOPs.

* Receives direction from the dispatcher for hospital deliveries.

* Checks to ensure products are properly packed and the delivery location matches the products prior to leaving the blood center.

* Accurately completes all associated documents in accordance with established procedures.

* Loads LifeSource vehicle with designated equipment as indicated on route sheet.

* Maintains a consistent and professional level of communication with Customer Service Representatives as well as customers.

* Confirms every en route stop with the dispatcher.

* Responsible for exemplary customer service, including reporting any customer complaints to supervisor/manager/director immediately.

* Works in a cooperative manner with peers, supervisors, associated LifeSource staff and hospital personnel.

* Consistently runs efficient and expeditious routes.

* Is knowledgeable on the shortest/most efficient routes between locations.

* Confirms every en route stop with the dispatcher.

* Complies with vehicle safety requirements, weekly vehicle inspections and maintenance.

* Reports accidents/incidents immediately and completes required paperwork according to policy.

* Maintains a safe driving record.

* Does not eat or smoke in the vehicle in accordance with ITxM policy.

* Maintains vehicle/equipment with utmost care for company assets.

* Contributes to cleanliness and organization of the department.

* Prepares ice bags, organizes box room and cleans transportation coolers as needed/directed.

* Follows dress code and personal grooming guidelines.

* Education and Training

* High School diploma or equivalent.

* Required Skills

* Valid Illinois driver's license and a safe driving record for the past 3 years.

* The ability to follow directions.

* Reliable and able to work independently.

* Language skills must include the ability to read, write, speak and comprehend English effectively and follow oral and written instructions.

* Physical Demands/Work Environment

* Required to spend the majority of the workday driving, walking, lifting, bending, reaching, talking and hearing.

* There is a minimal amount of stooping and kneeling.

* Required to lift up to 50 pounds.

* Close, distance and peripheral vision required, as well as the ability to distinguish colors.

* Frequent exposure to blood and blood products, moderate exposure to extreme cold temperatures and minimal exposure to airborne particles, caustic chemicals and radiation.

* License/Certifications

* Valid in-state driver's license is required. Must possess a good driving record.

* Medical Certification for Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) is required.

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