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Applicants must mail, fax, or email a resume with a cover letter to be considered.

Mail cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources Department
Heartland Blood Centers
1200 Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL  60506

Fax cover letter and resume to:

630-892-4590 Attn: HR


Email
cover letter and resume to:
jobs@heartlandbc.org

Jobs Available by Department

Administration Information Services
Donor Recruitment - Marketing Laboratory
Donor Services Maintenance
Hospital Services Public Relations
Human Resources Quality / Education

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Administration:

 

No positions currently available.

 

 

 

 

Donor Recruitment - Marketing:

 

Position Title:

Blood Program Consultant (Marketing Representative)

Location:

Highland

Hours:

Full Time

Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm with occasional weekends and evenings

Travel:

Travel to Aurora and Tinley Park Centers.                      

Job Requirements:

Responsible for canvassing prospective accounts, maintaining existing sponsor groups and preparing marketing plans for the North West Indiana Territory.

Special Requirements:

(Licenses, degrees held, related experience): Marketing degree or related field and three or more years related sales experience preferred.  Candidate must be persuasive and have excellent oral and written communication skills.  Knowledge of the territory and strong community involvement with area organizations preferred. Must have own transportation with good driving record. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donor Services:

 

Position Title:

Mobile Driver/Historian

Location:

Aurora

Hours:

Full Time

Variable days, shifts and hours. Generally, work hours fall between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. Normal shifts are 8 to 10 hours. Must be available to work 3 out of 4 Saturdays and 2 out of every 4 Sundays.  Required to work centers as needed.

Travel:

Travel maybe required to other donor service centers          

Job Requirements:

Will be responsible for driving the mobile vehicles to and from mobile blood drives and the safety of all passengers.  Will load/unload supplies and equipment before and after the drive, seal units of blood, and prepare units of blood for transportation and storage and also perform donor history & physical exams as required in accordance with SOP.

Special Requirements:

(Licenses, degrees held, related experience): Must have valid Illinois Commercial Driver’s License and good driving record with at least 3 years of driving experience.  A high school diploma or equivalent is required.  Must possess excellent customer service skills and be able to lift up to 40 pounds unassisted following established lifting and carrying safety procedures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hospital  Services:

 

Position Title:

Administrative Assistant

Location:

Aurora

Hours:

Full Time

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Some flexibility required

Travel:

Some travel to other distribution facilities             

Job Requirements:

Provides administrative support services for all areas of Hospital Services to include, product management, resource sharing, transportation, component preparation and customer service.  Responsible for confidential and proper handling of correspondence, reports, document control and projects as assigned. Supports the Management, Trainers and Specialist in the preparation of letters, memos, templates, forms, and spreadsheets as needed. Maintains required departmental documentation including Material Management binders, MSDS binders, Blood Exposure forms, and signature sheets.  Assists Trainers with maintaining training and competency files. Responsible for document control for Hospital Services utilizing Q-Pulse.  Develops updates and maintains required departmental Excel and Word documents.  Assists with new hire safety orientations.  Enters schedules for all Hospital Services departments in applicable payroll/timekeeping systems.   Makes arrangements as needed for meetings. Assists with conference calls, planning and hosting of AABB teleconferences, CME and similar meetings

Special Requirements:

(Licenses, degrees held, related experience): High school diploma or the equivalent, some college preferred. Two to four years of office experience.  Ability to produce and revise reports, documentation, and communications using employer provided resources MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, etc.)  Required prior experience with PCs in a Windows environment to include at least intermediate skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Must have knowledge of office procedures and equipment to be able to complete assigned tasks efficiently and effectively. Must understand the basic principles of quality and be able to read and interpret other technical material needed to complete tasks. Must have basic mathematical skills, able to deal effectively and patiently with employees while maintaining confidentiality and tact. Good communicator on the phone and in person, and possess excellent organizational and clerical skills. Able to maintain confidentiality of all records.  Must meet current Heartland Blood Centers MVR (Motor Vehicle Report) criteria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position Title:

Equipment and QC Specialist

Location:

Aurora or Tinley Park

Hours:

Full Time

Primarily day shift with start time of 9:00 a.m., 8 hr. shifts, 5 days/week.  Flexibility required to work other shifts, including weekends when necessary. 

Travel:

Travel to other HBC distribution centers             

Job Requirements:

Performs instrument maintenance, quality assurance, processes validations; orchestrates product quality control submission; is responsible for special projects, as assigned.  Writes and revises SOP’s, training and competency checklists, and performs process validations.  Orchestrates product submissions, rotates equipment and personnel.  Collates product QC results and reports failures and conducts related failure investigations.  Assists management with error investigations, entering information in error tracking software and implementing corrective actions.  

Special Requirements:

(Licenses, degrees held, related experience): Bachelor's degree preferred. ASCP, MLT or MT certification, or equivalent and minimum of four years Blood Center experience relating to Component Manufacturing and Product Distribution preferred. Must meet IEMA/NRC criteria for ‘trustworthy and reliable’ in order to operate the Blood Irradiator. Travel required to all three HBC Distribution Centers; these include Aurora, Tinley Park and Chicago.  Must meet current Heartland Blood Centers MVR (Motor Vehicle Report) criteria. Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision and manage time efficiently.  Excellent customer service, communication, organizational and problem solving skills required.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position Title:

Product Distribution Associate

Location:

Aurora

Hours:

Full Time

Second shift, 4:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 8 hour shifts, with rotating weekends and holidays.  Flexibility required to work first and third shifts when needed.

Travel:

             

Job Requirements:

Processes phone orders, labels blood components as ordered, prepares/packs product for delivery, performs final audits on product and documents all product orders and deliveries as specified in the Standard Operating Procedures and departmental procedures. Responsible for managing blood inventory levels by minimizing out dates and dispatching and routing Distribution Drivers.

Special Requirements:

(Licenses, degrees held, related experience): High school diploma or the equivalent, some college preferred and/or related experience. One to six months related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must meet IEMA/NRC criteria for ‘trustworthy and reliable’ in order to operate the Blood Irradiator. Must meet current Heartland Blood Centers MVR (Motor Vehicle Report) criteria for making occasional pickups and/or deliveries.  Must be familiar with Chicago area, be able to work independently with minimal supervision and manage time efficiently.  Excellent customer service and organizational skills required.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position Title:

Product Distribution Associate

Location:

Tinley Park

Hours:

Part Time (20-31 hrs. /wk.)

Start times between 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 8 hr. shifts, 2-3 days/week,

with rotating weekends and holidays.  Flexibility to work other shifts on occasion. 

Travel:

             

Job Requirements:

Processes phone orders, labels blood components as ordered, prepares/packs product for delivery, performs final audits on product and documents all product orders and deliveries as specified in the Standard Operating Procedures and departmental procedures. Responsible for managing blood inventory levels by minimizing out dates and dispatching and routing Distribution Drivers.

Special Requirements:

(Licenses, degrees held, related experience): High school diploma or the equivalent, some college preferred and/or related experience. One to six months related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must meet IEMA/NRC criteria for ‘trustworthy and reliable’ in order to operate the Blood Irradiator. Must meet current Heartland Blood Centers MVR (Motor Vehicle Report) criteria for making occasional pickups and/or deliveries.  Must be familiar with Chicago area, be able to work independently with minimal supervision and manage time efficiently.  Excellent customer service and organizational skills required.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position Title:

Trainer/Technical Specialist

Location:

Tinley Park

Hours:

Full Time

Five day variable work week based on staff schedules in Hospital Services when instructing and 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday for other work assignments.

Travel:

             

Job Requirements:

Responsible for developing and implementing technical training programs for components and distribution staff for Heartland Blood Centers. Consistent with FDA regulations, oversees the basic training, re-training, continuing education and competency of employees assigned to Hospital Services at the Aurora, Tinley Park and Chicago facilities.  Under the supervision of the Director, is responsible for providing operating support to all phases of Hospital Services, from product preparation and storage, inventory management, and product labeling up to actual distribution of products to member hospitals with a focus on achieving departmental results.  Maintains compliance with cGMPs by performance and documentation required by SOPs. Provides technical assistance to staff and management as needed to ensure paperwork is correctly completed and to ensure the highest level of customer service possible with internal and external customers. 

Special Requirements:

(Licenses, degrees held, related experience): MLT (ASCP), MT (ASCP) with work related experience or Bachelor’s Degree in Science (or related field) plus experience in a Blood Center work environment.   Experience in training or education preferred.   Must have working knowledge of quality assurance principles, as well as an understanding of component therapy and product indications.  Must possess a strong understanding of policy, protocol, and regulations.  Must meet IEMA/NRC criteria for ‘trustworthy and reliable’ in order to operate the Blood Irradiator. Must meet current Heartland Blood Centers MVR (Motor Vehicle Report) criteria.   Ability to produce reports, documentation, and communications using employer provided resources. Ability to balance resources effectively to optimize value and reduce costs. Must be able to interact and communicate effectively with all levels, make decisions, be well organized and detail oriented. Excellent customer service, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills required. Must be able to work independently managing multiple assignments simultaneously prioritizing assigned duties. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Human  Resources:

  

Position Title:

HR Business Partner

Location:

Aurora

Hours:

Full Time

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Travel:

             

Job Requirements:

The role of the HR Business partner is to ensure the delivery and alignment of HR support to achieve business objectives.  This position plays an integral role in the establishing strong partnerships with assigned business areas by leveraging knowledge of the business and its culture, talent requirements, and existing talent to deliver impactful solutions.  We will rely on you to ensure alignment of HR policies and practices, and support business leaders in the areas of workforce planning, organizational design, employee relations, engagement, talent and performance management, professional development, compensation, and benefits.  This role is key in proactively assessing and anticipating customer needs, effectively communicating needs with HR operations and business management, and seeking integrated solutions which deliver value added service. 

Special Requirements:

(Licenses, degrees held, related experience): A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in human resources or a related field is required.  Master’s degree in Human Resources or related field, or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification is preferred.  A minimum of 7 years of progressive human resources generalist experience in a complex work environment including resolving complex employee relations issues, working in partnership with business leaders, and employees to support the execution of organizational goals and objectives is required.  Successful candidates must have a demonstrated track record of building trust and delivering results.  This includes a proven track record and experience working collaboratively and developing strong, positive working relationships across a matrix organization.  Demonstrated knowledge of applicable HR laws, regulations and business practices is also required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position Title:

HR Representative

Location:

Aurora

Hours:

Full Time

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Travel:

             

Job Requirements:

The Human Resources Representative serves as the front-line representative for the HR Department.  The Representative plays a key role in assisting employees, recruiting internal and external candidates, and leading various projects including employee events, policy roll-outs and onboarding.  In addition, this position compiles data, creates reports and maintains HRIS systems.

  • Recruiting: Sources, screens and offers qualified candidates positions.  In addition, will post open positions, conduct pre-employment processing, including background checks and coordinates with hiring managers.

  • Onboarding: Prepares orientation materials for new hires, conducts new hire orientation, prepares new employee files and facilitates benefit enrollment communication. 

  • Customer Service: Assists employees regarding questions, concerns, inquiries. Researches and follow through with employees. 

  • HR Projects: Leads employee events such as the annual service recognition program, annual job description process and regulatory reports

  • Employment Records: Maintains files, interfaces with payroll regarding status changes and updates computer system.

  • Will serve as backup for other HR functions and will perform other HR related duties as assigned.

Special Requirements:

(Licenses, degrees held, related experience): 

Education:

The ideal candidate will preferably have advanced education in business administration or Human Resources or equivalent work experience in Human Resources or related field.   

Skills: 

Strong customer service experience and advance PC skills are highly desired.  They must have exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills.  In addition, the ability to work independently with sound problem solving and critical thinking skills will be required.  The candidate will also maintain confidentiality; demonstrate strong attention to detail and excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

The HR department is team oriented and customer focused.  We are seeking an individual who thrives on helping others, looks to continuously learn and understands the importance of a team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information Services:

 

No positions currently available.

 

 

 

 

 

Laboratory:

 

Position Title:

Immunohematology Technologist

Location:

Aurora

Hours:

Part Time

Evening shift with start times between 5-6:00 p.m.,

with rotating weekends and holidays

Travel:

 

Job Requirements:

Performs all advanced testing procedures on Immunohematology work including, antigen and, special donor typings.  Resolves discrepancies per Immunohematology SOPs.  Works closely with the Immunohematology Supervisor in the maintenance of the Rare Unit Frozen Inventory to ensure an adequate supply for patients. Prepares special products such as freezing of RBC, deglycerolization of frozen RBC, washed platelets and washing of RBC. Offers input and technical advice to member hospitals based on individual level of Immunohematology experience and knowledge.  Performs searches for antigen screened units, performs testing and cross matching, and distributes to hospitals upon request. Also performs other tasks as required. Call rotation included. 

Special Requirements:

(Licenses, degrees held, related experience): MLT or MT (ASCP certified) and one year related specialized experience.  Candidates must meet CLIA requirements for high complexity testing and may need to provide college transcripts for review. 

Skills:  Capable of utilizing laboratory equipment for advanced and/or highly specialized testing with a level of understanding that is demonstrated by experience and/or theoretical knowledge gained by credentials and immuno specialization. Has an overall knowledge of work performed in a blood bank laboratory.  Requires excellent customer service skills, ability to communicate with staff and other blood bank employees, must be team-oriented, and must possess teaching/training skills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maintenance:  

 

No positions currently available.

 

 

 

 

 

Public Relations:

 
No positions currently available.

 

 

 

 

 

Quality / Education:

 
No positions currently available.

 

 

 

Affiliates:

 

Position Title:

Stem Cell Recruitment Specialist 1

Location:

Blood Center of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Hours:

Full Time

Travel:

Frequent travel throughout the state         

Job Requirements:

Make a life-saving difference by joining the dedicated Stem Cell Donor Recruitment Team at Michigan Blood. This position will be responsible for recruiting a diverse pool of stem cell/marrow donors for the Be The Match Registry of the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP).  This involves working with colleges, community groups, organizations and families.
This role will recruit donors based on the NMDP recruitment goal to achieve Tier One status and develop and implement effective strategies for solicitation of funds to sustain the local Stem Cell donor program.

Special Requirements:

(Licenses, degrees held, related experience): The ideal candidate will demonstrate remarkable customer service and excellent writing and speaking skills. Bachelor’s degree required.  One to three years of social work, education, and sales experience preferred. This position involves frequent travel throughout the state and occasional evening and weekend work.
 
We offer a competitive salary and benefit plan.  If you want to be part of a lifesaving organization, please apply via our website: 
www.miblood.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position Title:

Stem Cell Recruitment Specialist 2

Location:

Blood Center of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Hours:

Full Time

Travel:

Frequent travel throughout the state         

Job Requirements:

Make a life-saving difference by joining the dedicated Stem Cell Donor Recruitment Team at Michigan Blood. This position will be responsible for recruiting a diverse pool of stem cell/marrow donors for the Be The Match Registry of the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP).  This involves working with colleges, community groups, organizations and families.
This role will be prospecting and planning all aspects of marrow testing drives.  Develops, plans and implements site-specific effective fund raising strategies for Be The Match on Campus groups.

Special Requirements:

(Licenses, degrees held, related experience): The ideal candidate will demonstrate remarkable customer service and excellent writing and speaking skills. Bachelor’s degree required.  One to three years of social work, education, and sales experience preferred. This position involves frequent travel throughout the state and occasional evening and weekend work.
 
We offer a competitive salary and benefit plan.  If you want to be part of a lifesaving organization, please apply via our website: 
www.miblood.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Update 12/15/2014
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