MD Anderson Cancer Center Lead Cord Blood Bank Collector in Houston, Texas

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 2018 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

The primary purpose of the Lead Cord Blood Bank Collector Office position is to educate and recruit potential donor mothers to the public donation program, collect relevant behavioral and medical history information, facilitate collection of the cord blood and support ancillary activities. This role also has responsibility for quality control of supplies and reagents necessary for performing the cord blood collection activities. Participate in the administrative activities relating to the cord blood unit file creation, review and storage.

The salary range is: min-$38,000, mid-$47,500 and max-$57,000.

Customer Service/Communication

a. Promote, educate and recruit potential donor mothers through explanation of the cord blood donation program and participate in community outreach directed towards pregnant mothers.

b. Disseminate information to potential cord blood donors through phone, email and written correspondence.

c. Serve as a technical resource for donors inquiring about donation to the unrelated population and families inquiring about the related program.

d. Coordinate event materials and logistics as well as serve as ambassador for public relations events promoting public health education regarding cord blood donation and stem cell registry donor recruitment.

Product and Records Management

a. Utilize various computer systems,

applications and databases to enter, retrieve and compile data, complete donor/product records and prepare reports for review by CBB Management and Quality Unit.

b. Manage receipt, entry and verification of test results.

c. Coordinate the shipment of samples for testing at CHORI.

d. Perform follow up contact with donor mothers to complete and confirm accuracy of information of donor records.

e. Perform donor packet review for conforming cord blood units.

f. Facilitate and reconcile matching of donor and laboratory records for rejected

cord blood units.

g. Review and prepare rejected cord blood unit files for archiving and coordinate

with records management group for offsite storage.

Quality Assurance/Quality Control

a. 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.

b. 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.

c. Assist in development, creation, validation and implementation of procedures for the administrative management of cord blood unit files for both listed and rejected units

as well as for the inventory and CBID labels.

d. Generate Cord Blood Identification (CBID) labels. Inspect all labels for print

quality and submit to QA for approval and release.

e. Coordinate the fulfillment and delivery of collection site supplies:

-Receive weekly requests for inventory, controlled CBID labels and controlled

documents from one or more collection sites.

-Inspect supplies, reagents, and materials and ensure all items are acceptable for use.

-Create supply distribution records in QA validated electronic inventory

application (InvyTRAK). Print transaction records and submit to QA for review/approval.

-Gather supplies, CBID labels and documents, pack into shipping boxes and apply appropriate labels for courier.

-Inspect and return totes to remote collection sites weekly.

-Maintain controlled documents for general distribution.

Other duties as assigned


Required: Bachelor's degree.


Required: Six months experience in cord blood bank collection. May substitute required degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis.

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.