Registered Nurse - Blood Donor Center - Per Diem/Days in Lancaster, CA at Antelope Valley Hospital

Date Posted: 7/9/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Per Diem
  • Location:
    Lancaster, CA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Job Objective:

Under the direction of the Director the Laboratory Donor Center Registered Nurse provides screening, phlebotomy and post procedure care to blood donors. In addition, duties include evaluating acceptability of donors, maintaining donor records, and monitoring supplies and equipment used in the Donor Center.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Completes medical history, performs physical examination, and evaluates the acceptability of a blood donor
  • Performs phlebotomies for the purpose of obtaining blood suitable for transfusion
  • Observes the blood donor for any signs or symptoms of adverse reactions and administers appropriate care when necessary
  • Establishes a good rapport with the blood donor through interpersonal and professional communication
  • Instructs the blood donor in follow-up care
  • Maintains accurate blood donor records and assures that the unique donor identification number is attached to all items relating to the blood donor
  • Monitors supplies and equipment and keeps the work area neat and clean
  • Performs quality control procedures for the blood donor center
  • Prepares blood donor bags

Non-Essential Duties:

  • Maintains the canteen area of the Blood Donor Center
  • Makes blood donor appointments
  • Transports specimens and supplies between the main hospital lab and satellite locations
  • Adds support to other laboratory staff as needed

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Knowledge of basic computer operations and programs
  • Knowledge of basic practices and procedures normally acquired through a minimum of one year of nursing
  • Knowledge of safe handling of biological specimens
  • Demonstrates knowledge regarding special needs and behaviors of age specific groups and proficiency in required area


  • Effective oral and written communication skills


  • Ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures that pertain to blood donor acceptance/rejection
  • Ability to perform basic physical examination including blood pressure, pulse, temperature and hemoglobin
  • Ability to operate Hospital and Laboratory Information Systems
  • Ability to exhibit courteous, helpful and professional behavior in dealing with patients, public and peers

AVH Values: All AVH employees will effectively demonstrate these values:

  • Patients Come First – We listen actively and communicate with our patients and families, placing safety as a top priority.
  • Accountability & Ownership – We fully complete tasks, are transparent, effectively communicate, and recognize that what we do reflects on us.
  • Teamwork – We build trusting relationships, promote a sense of community, and are respectful of everyone.  Success is about the whole team.
  • Integrity & Honesty – We tell the truth at all times, speak up when something is wrong, and do the right thing when no one is looking.
  • Excellence – We take pride in our work, are goal-oriented, and on a never-ending quest for top tier quality.
  • Initiative & Innovation – Our can-do attitudes, creativity, and resourcefulness empower us to improve the patient’s experience, solve our own problems, make timely decisions, and look for opportunities to add value.
  • Tenderness & Compassion – We have genuine empathy, show kindness, and encourage and advocate for each other.

Education and Experience:


  • College degree/course work that will satisfy the requirements for a Registered Nurse license issued by the State of California Department of Consumer


  • One year of experience in an acute care hospital or Blood Donor center is preferred.

Required Licensure and/or Certifications:

  • Possession of a current Registered Nurse license issued by the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs
  • Possession of a current American Heart Association BLS card

AVH Conduct/Compliance Expectations:

  • Ability to adhere with AVH Absenteeism and Tardiness Policy 
  • Ability to adhere with AVH Leaves of Absence Policy
  • Ability to adhere with AVH Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy
  • Ability to adhere with AVH Recording of Hours Worked Policy
  • Ability to adhere to the department dress code
  • Ability to organize work and establish priorities
  • Ability to expand on own initiative in performance of duties
  • Skill and ability to follow the telephone etiquette/standards
  • Conforms to AVH Standards of Excellence
  • Ability to function effectively under pressure and meet time parameters
  • Ability to communicate effectively while maintaining good working relationships with co-workers, managers and other hospital staff
  • Ability to adhere to the normal standards of courtesy and conduct as defined under the rules of hospitality at AVH
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of patient, hospital and department information
  • Ability to adhere to safety rules and regulations
  • Safely and effectively uses all equipment necessary to carry out duties
  • Ability to interpret and function under hospital and department policies and procedures
  • Conforms with required and appropriate Joint Commission requirements
  • Conforms with and supports hospital quality assurance and improvement guidelines
  • Ability to participate effectively in department and hospital staff education
  • Display a willingness to work as a team player
  • Ability to give and support the highest level of patient/customer satisfaction at all times
  • Supports and adheres to the values and mission statement established by the AVH Board of Directors
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Compliance & Integrity Program and its established policies.
  • Ability to follow the Code of Conduct

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Able to perform duties in a normal hospital clinical laboratory environment and donor center
  • Job requires short periods of bending
  • Job requires handling of biological specimens

A detailed description of the physical requirements of this job is maintained in the Employee Health Department.

Looking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best – delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.

Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s fastest growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited. Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our district’s nearly 1.2 million residents. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer.


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