American Red Cross Specialist, PACS in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Job Description:

Responsible for performing Perioperative Autologous Cell Salvage (PACS) services according to American Red Cross policies and procedures, including safety policies. Responsible for demonstrating excellence in customer service, promoting a positive, professional image of the American Red Cross Biomedical Services.


  1. Transports and operates PACS equipment and performs specified salvage procedures which may include Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) sequestration.

  2. Assesses patient/surgical procedure for suitability for PACS.

  3. Monitors blood loss, assesses appropriate time for washing of salvaged blood, and communicates to anesthesia and/or nursing staff the blood volume processed and available to be returned to patient.

4.Maintains knowledge of steps of applicable surgical procedures. Notifies surgeon and/or anesthesiologist in charge if problems occur with the procedure.

  1. Maintains accurate, complete and legible records pertaining to the patient and the PACS or Platelet Rich Plasmac (PRP) procedure. Labels for reinfusion the autologous product, as appropriate.

  2. Removes disposable and cleans equipment at end of the procedure. Ensures that necessary equipment and disposable are available for the next cell salvage procedure.

Qualifications Job knowledge equivalent to that gained through the completion of an Associate's Degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

Minimum one year experience in the health care or blood banking industry required.

Excellent communication skills, basic computer skills and attention to detail required. Ability to work independently, react quickly and work effectively in a surgical setting required.

Demonstrated technical skills; ability to operate medical equipment required.

Must be willing to work a varied schedule including some evenings as well as on-call responsibilities

May be required to have own vehicle, a valid and current driver's license and insurance and a good driving record.

Current relevant licensure in state of practice, if applicable.

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.