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Substitute Courier

5400 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, USA Req #593
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Formerly Puget Sound Blood Center and Lane Blood Center, Bloodworks is backed by more than 70 years of Northwest history and 250,000 donors. A national leader in transfusion medicine, Bloodworks has been chosen to serve more than 90 hospitals in Washington, Oregon and Alaska – partnering closely with local hospitals to deliver the highest level of patient care. Patients with traumatic injuries, undergoing surgeries or organ transplantation, or receiving treatment for cancer and blood disorders all depend on our services, expertise, laboratories and research. We are local, nonprofit, independent, volunteer-supported and community-based.

Help save lives every day!  Bloodworks has an opening for a Substitute Courier.  This integral role will provide reliable, efficient transportation of blood components; blood related products and testing samples as well as other business related materials for Bloodworks and its customers. 




  • Proficiently perform the duties of a Local, Regional Courier and/or Dispatcher as needed

  • Fill in shifts for regularly scheduled staff who are absent, and to fill shifts that are temporarily open due to a change in staffing or a shift that is not a -regular part of the Local or Regional Courier schedule.

  • Provide and maintain a current availability calendar to assist in communicating weekly availability..

  • Check the newly posted schedule weekly to confirm work shifts.  Expect to be assigned to open shifts without prior notice based on the availability calendar. 

  • Pick up and transport a variety of -blood components and other business related materials throughout the Bloodworks’ service area.

  • Maintain an accurate and complete log of all shipments handled.

  • Ensure full compliance with the standards set forth in the BloodworksNW Vehicle Safety and Training Policy

  • Attend required in-service training, staff meetings and driver training courses.

  • Maintain a professional appearance, including the required wearing of issued articles of uniform apparel.

  • Assist the Dispatcher and/or Regional Courier Scheduler with any required revisions to directions, as well as report any procedural or other changes that may be required to improve the efficiency and accuracy of the Transportation Department.

  • May train and be required to perform the duties of a Regional Courier Scheduler, Scheduled Delivery Route Courier, and/or Dispatcher.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • To obtain access to some client facilities, incumbent may be required to apply for and obtain clearance to access the client property.  This clearance process may require incumbent to

    undergo additional levels of screening beyond Bloodworks‘ required pre-employment screening.

  • The ability to, operate a motor vehicle, push and pull 250lbs and lift and carry up to 5000 lbs. throughout a normal day,   and heavy lifting (rarely).

  • Position requires some overtime, on call status, evening meetings.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Maintain a valid Washington State driver's license and meet the MVR standards required by Bloodworks Northwest’s Vehicle Safety and Training Policy.

  • Possess a driver’s license for at least 3 years.

  • Must pass post-offer, pre-employment drug/chemical dependency test and comply with departmental Drug & Alcohol Policy and pre-hire back ground check.

  • Ability to lift up to 60 pounds.

  • Must be able to adjust to a variety of vehicles.

Bloodworks Northwest is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Other details

  • Job Start Date Monday, June 1, 2020
  • 5400 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, USA