Employment Opportunities

Join our team which makes a difference in lives everyday! We offer competitive salaries, benefits and excellent retirement plans. We are accepting applications for numerous positions as described below. Please note the application instructions at the bottom of the page, and separate instructions for each department with employment opportunities.

Donor Services

Full or Part Time Registered Nurse

Houchin Community Blood Bank is looking for a full time or part time registered nurses to join our Donor Services team.  Our “charge nurses” work with healthy people who are volunteering to contribute blood, platelets or plasma, either at our two Bakersfield Donor Centers or on mobile drives throughout Kern County. They are in charge of the day to day operation of the donor room floors or mobile buses. Flexible hours including weekends are required. A full benefits package is provided for full time candidates.

The Registered Nurse must be precise, accurate, and analytical to handle all facets of the work without letting details slip through the cracks to meet Quality Assurance standards. We need team players who genuinely enjoy people and can encourage repeat donation.

The primary duties of the Registered Nurse are:

  • to screen and evaluate the eligibility of potential donors;
  • to perform phlebotomy;
  • to care for any reactions that may occur during the donation procedure;
  • assuring a pleasant experience for donors;
  • manage donor flow on blood drives and amongst staff;
  • lead the team members on donor centers and blood drives to meet the daily goals.

Job Requirements

  • Current State of California license for registered nurse
  • 0 – 2 years nursing experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft office applications
  • Proficient in typing with emphasis on data entry
  • Venipuncture and phlebotomy experience
  • Current State of California driver’s license
  • Current CPR
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Bi-lingual (English-Spanish) is preferred.

For more information about the RN positions at Houchin Community Blood Bank contact Josie Pippert, Director of Donor Services, 661.616.2492 or Jpippert@hcbb.com.

Tele-recruiting

Part Time Tele-recruiter

Are you ready for a new adventure as part of a great team making a difference every day? We have an immediate opening for a part-time tele-recruiter. The position works as part of a cohesive team working with volunteer donors to collect blood to save lives. All training is provided. The team member we seek will fit well into a positive working environment calling for drives throughout Kern County and for our two donor centers. Some college and bi-lingual Spanish skills are a plus. Applicants must be able to:

  • Work a night shift of 4-8 Sunday through Thursday, along with some day time shifts, once you are trained
  • Communicate well orally and in writing
  • Understand computer systems and applications
  • Demonstrate attention to detail
  • Work in a close environment with other recruiters

For more information about the Tele-recruiting positions contact Peggy Smith, Head of Tele-recruiting, 661.616.2540 or or psmith@hcbb.com

Manufacturing and Distribution

Full Time Storage and Distribution

Houchin Community Blood Bank is looking for a team player to train as a full-time member of our Storage and Distribution team. Our Storage and Distribution team works to maintain a safe blood, platelet and plasma supply. They interact with the hospitals in Kern County and elsewhere to meet the needs of the patients by packaging and delivering life-saving blood and blood products. Flexible hours including weekends, evening and nights are required. A benefits package is provided.

Storage and Distribution personnel must be precise, accurate, and analytical to handle all facets of the work without letting details slip through the cracks to meet Quality Assurance standards. We need team players who genuinely enjoy people and take pride in making quality products.

Job Requirements

  • Current State of California driver’s license
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

If you are interested in any of the positions listed above please be aware of the following:

  • All positions require you submit this completed Employment Application
  • You may be required to work flexible hours, including some weekends
  • Candidates must have a clean driving record

Please send resume and application with salary history to the attention of Human Resources Department. Mail to 11515 Bolthouse Dr., Bakersfield, CA 93311 or fax to 661-863-6884.

You can also e-mail your application to: careers@hcbb.com or pick up an application at 5901 Truxtun Avenue or 11515 Bolthouse Drive in Bakersfield.