American Red Cross Hospital Order and Distribution Tech in Portland, Oregon

Job Description:

We are seeking an enthusiastic, customer-service oriented individual to work in our hospital services department in Portland, OR. This is a full time position providing customer service with hospitals, doing shipping and receiving of blood products, and inventory management of fresh and frozen blood products.


  • Receive routine orders for a variety of blood and pharmaceutical products and transfusion-related supplies.

  • Assist hospital personnel with inventory alternatives when requested products are unavailable within established guidelines and procedures that assist the customers and the patient.

  • Rotate inventory of remote and primary facilities to ensure adequate supplies of products for the needs of customers.

  • Monitor temperatures for blood products in refrigeration units to maintain temperatures consistent with internal and external regulatory requirements.

  • Conduct automated and manual investigations of records to identify product dispositions to support recalls and retro-testing.

  • Provide customer service to clients.

  • May select and pack blood products for distribution.

  • This position is a very active position that involves lifting items in excess of 50 Lbs.

The duties are representative of the essential functions of the position. Operational flexibility is required to meet sudden and unpredictable needs. Available to work overtime, other shifts, early mornings, evenings, holidays and weekends.

Requires standing, stretching, stooping and bending for extended time periods. Lift, pull, push and move objects of up to 50 pounds.

May work in walk-in refrigerator/freezers for periods of time. Work under pressure and within time standards. Required to wear protective clothing such as lab coats, gloves, face shields, etc. when there is exposure to blood and blood products and/or where work location requires. Ability to use a wide variety of lab or medical equipment.

Ability to use a personal computer and applicable software for sustained periods of time. Exposure levels are based on the essential functions as stated in this position description; however, in some instances, variances may occur due to the applicable nature of this position within a particular work site. Therefore the work site may determine the exposure level to be greater than or less than the below stated level.

Qualifications:High school diploma or equivalent required. Experience in a regulatory, laboratory or manufacturing setting preferred. Manufacturing technicians working in Distribution or Plasma Sample Management positions may require a valid driver's license.

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.