Performs medical history interview of applicant or qualified donors and documents responses. Performs physical examination of donors and potential donors, including blood pressure, review of body systems, and review of urinalysis results; documents results. Explains and obtains informed consents from donors including explanation of the procedure, hazards, and potential adverse reactions; explanation of immunization schedules, dose and antibody response; provides clear opportunity for donor to refuse participation; obtains signature and date certifying informed consent. Handles emergencies by providing routine care; contacting Center Physician for further instructions as needed; contacting emergency medical service/local hospital as needed; and maintaining the emergency medical kit. Reviews test results and approves continued donor suitability. Follows all internal SOPs. Oversees the donor immunization program. Serve as staff in the Physician Substitute function as necessary.
Ability to maintain confidentiality with respect to personnel, donor, and center records reviewed during the course of all duties. Ability to maintain a clean and efficient work environment. Ability to make and analyze a physical assessment of heart, lung sounds, signs of drug use, etc. Ability to instruct donors, staff, and community regarding plasma donation program and teach donors regarding risks and health issues. Ability to utilize necessary equipment such as otoscope, reflex hammer, stethoscope, blood pressure cuff.
LPN required. Two to Five years experience in a healthcare setting. Experience as a Plasma or Blood Bank Technician or related field preferred.