The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is
one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient
care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's
No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2019
rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive
cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.
The ideal candidate will be bilingual (English & Spanish).
The primary purpose of the Cord Blood Bank Collector position is
to educate and recruit potential donor mothers to the public cord
blood donation program, collect relevant behavioral and medical
history information, facilitate collection of the cord blood and
ensure timely transport of the blood products to the processing
laboratory. This role also has responsibility for quality control
of supplies and reagents necessary for performing the cord blood
Communication, Education, Recruitment and Donor Suitability
1) Promote, educate and recruit potential donor mothers: through
explanation of the cord blood donation program to expectant mothers
and participation in hospital programs directed towards pregnant
mothers Perform initial screen to identify suitable potential cord
blood donor mothers
a) Explain the donation program.
b) Obtain informed consent from all potential cord blood donor
mothers for the collection, testing and use of the cord blood.
c) Evaluate donors for suitability to donate infant's cord
d) Interview donor mothers to obtain answers to a standard
questionnaire designed to elicit behavioral risk factors, medical
and travel history information of the donor mother and infant's
2) Communication and with potential donor mothers/families,
hospital staff and team members
a) Participate in the education of hospital staff
b) Train obstetricians in the in-utero collection technique,
including retraining as required, and monitoring of competency on
an annual basis.
c) Must have excellent verbal communication skills
Product, Samples and Records Management
1) Responsible for the collection of cord blood and maternal
blood samples using aseptic techniques
a) Collect cord blood ex-utero in the dedicated collection
b) Assist and/or prepare the supplies for the obstetricians
performing in-utero collections
c) Collect and/or facilitate drawing of maternal blood
2) Prepare the cord blood donations, maternal samples and
paperwork for transportation to the Cord Blood Bank on pre-arranged
3) Utilize various computer systems and databases to enter data
and complete donor mother and donor infant records.
4) Review hospital charts.
5) Must have good organizational skills
6) Must pay attention to detail.
7) Must have good writing skills.
1) Perform procedures and maintain accurate documentation in
compliance with current Good Laboratory Practice, current Good
Manufacturing Practice and current Good Tissue Practice regulations
and applicable accreditation agency standards, including but not
limited to FACT-NetCord, CAP and CLIA
2) Participate in the daily functions of the CBB collection
room, including data and records management, inventory management,
ordering and logging of supplies an
reagents, cleaning, temperature monitoring, ancillary office and
3) Responsible for the quality control and documentation of all
equipment, reagentsand supplies that are used for cord blood
4) Document deviations and events; notify technical and quality
management personnel in timely manner and assist in the
investigation of the cause and any required corrective actions
Required: Bachelor's degree. May substitute required education
degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to
Preferred: Experience in a patient care environment. Bilingual
(English & Spanish)
Required: A national background search and an expanded drug
screening (including additional testing for barbiturates,
benzodiazepines, and methadone) are required for an applicant to be
eligible for this position.
It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer
Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to
race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual
orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected
veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected
by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless
such distinction is required by law.
- Requisition ID: 140248
- Employment Status: Full-Time
- Employee Status: Regular
- FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay
- Work Week: Days
- Fund Type: Soft
- Pivotal Position: Yes
- Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 38,000
- Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 47,500
- Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 57,000
- Science Jobs: No