Mobile Operation Technician, Hoxworth Donor Services

University of Cincinnati

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.


Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Hoxworth Blood Center (HBC) is recruiting for Mobile Operations Technicians (MOT).  Under general supervision from a designated administrator, the MOT will operate CDL required vehicles, process blood donors, and support all activities of the Hoxworth Blood Center Neighborhood Donor Centers and Mobile Operations.

Saving lives is no easy task, but at Hoxworth Blood Center, it’s what we do every day and we’re looking for positive, professional individuals to join our team and help advance our lifesaving mission.

This position will support the University’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all our activities.

Essential Functions

  • Communicate directly with donors and blood drive coordinators, following customer service guidelines.
  • Comply with standard operating policies and procedures, FDA regulations, AABB Standards, and other regulatory agencies.
  • Process blood donors; perform venipuncture, sample collection, therapeutic phlebotomies, autologous blood donations, automated collections, etc.
  • Monitor and assess blood collection process; assist with immediate and/or emergency care in case of a donor adverse reaction.
  • Process collections (i.e., verifying collections, packing units for transport, transporting collected units to the blood center).
  • Assist and perform quality control functions, maintain and calibrate equipment.
  • Responsible for set-up and dismantling of blood collections equipment and materials at all operations.
  • Assist with clean-up of Mobile Operations and Neighborhood Donor Centers. Clean and maintain equipment. (e.g. Donor beds, working tables, blood tubing sealers, work stations, etc.).
  • Maintain inventory on Mobile Units, replacing all permanent and disposable operational supplies to ensure a timely and uninterrupted operation.
  • Responsible for inspecting, cleaning, servicing, and maintaining vehicle(s), and preparing related vehicle reports as required.
  • Operate up to a 40 feet Medical Mobile Vehicle (requires a Class B CDL) to and from the collection site, or operate a car, van or truck to transport all necessary equipment for collection and Mobile Unit staff to and from the site.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Incumbent must have an acceptable driving record and six months experience in the operation of large vehicles. Must possess and maintain a valid commercial driver’s license (Class B CDL) and an active medical card. In lieu of a medical card, incumbent will be required to possess a federal waiver from the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

Unusual Working Conditions

May work an alternative schedule to include four (4) ten (10) hour work days within the standard university work week, i.e., Sunday through Saturday; four (4) nine (9) hour work days and one (1) four (4) hour work day within the standard university work week, i.e., Sunday through Saturday; or any other alternative schedule approved by and required by the organizational unit.

Career Path

A Mobile Unit Technician (MOT) will be eligible for reclassification to Blood Collection Driver Tech (BCDT) providing all the following criteria are met:

  • The employee has obtained further education and is a Certified Medical Assistant (MA)  or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).
  • Employee is trained and proficient in whole blood and automated collections.
  • Employee has been an incumbent in the MOT position for one (1) year.
  • Passing grade on competency evaluation( whole blood and automation).
  • Satisfactory performance evaluation.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Exposure to bio-hazardous products, chemicals and body fluids; may be exposed to unpleasant odors and adverse weather; may have to ambulate donor in cases of adverse reaction; may work evenings, weekends, holidays, and on-call).
  • Ability to lift up to 100 pounds and be able to demonstrate a full range of motion for bending, stooping and lifting.

 Shift: Varies    Starting Pay Rate: $24.74 per hour    Post Probationary Rate: $25.72 per hour

Application Deadline:   


Application Information

Candidacy for this role will be determined by:

  • A COMPLETE APPLICATION: Your application MUST indicate material evidence of having the experience, skills, or education required for this position. Document all dates of employment, description of relevant duties, and employment status. The complete application will be the sole criteria used by Human Resources to determine eligibility, which is based on the minimum qualifications listed above.
  • TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:  Eligibility scores and rank will be determined by grading the applicant’s related work history and education.   
  • EXAMINATION:  Application/resume will be reviewed by Human Resources to determine eligibility, which will be based on the minimum qualifications listed above. All qualifying applicants will be notified of the date and time of the written examination via email. Applicants that pass the written examination will be notified regarding next steps. All applicants must show valid photo identification to take the exam.


Do you have active passing test scores on file with HR for this job title? If you would like to qualify for this position using those test scores, upload a letter to the “Additional Documents” section stating your name, address, test score, exam date, and expiration date.


Please note that the preferred method of communication is by email – make sure we have an email on file that you regularly check.


Are you eligible to receive Ex-Veteran Credit? To receive additional credit for military service you must have a DD214 stating you received an Honorable Discharge and must send us a copy. To receive credit do one of the following:   

  • Upload a copy of the DD214 to the Additional Documents section of your application (a photo from your phone is acceptable).
  • Within 3 days of the posting close date:
    • email a copy to [email protected]
    • fax a copy to 513-556-9652
    • bring a copy to our office – University Hall, 51 Goodman Drive, Suite 340 (third floor).


    Compensation and Benefits

    UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

    • Competitive salary for this role as described above.
    • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
    • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
    • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
    • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
    • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
    • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


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    The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


    As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


    The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


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