Octapharma Plasma, Inc. 11 reviews - California

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If you are interested in an exciting career in the biopharmaceutical or medical field you’ve come to the right place. At Octapharma Plasma you can channel your passion for helping others into a medical career that is fast-paced and personally and professionally rewarding. Whether you are just beginning your career or you have experience in the medical field, we have many exciting opportunities for you to consider.

The Phlebotomist is responsible for executing the plasmapheresis process by performing venipunctures.

Additional Responsibilities Include:
  • Maintains compliance with SOP, current Good Manufacturing Procedures (cGMP) and regulatory guidelines
  • Reviews donor charts for accuracy and completeness
  • Labels and ensures each unit and samples are labeled accurately
  • Sets up and prepares all equipment and disposable supplies for venipuncture and plasmapheresis procedure
  • Operates the automated plasmapheresis machines including response and evaluations of all alarms and machine errors, documentation of exceptions, etc.
  • Removes and/or replaces equipment from service
  • Monitors donors for reactions and equipment operations to ensure donor safety and quality of product
  • Maintains proper ratio to ensure donor safety and quality of product
  • Complies with federal, state, local and company-specific regulations related to quality of product, employee and donor safety and to the proper performance of day-to-day activities
  • Disconnects and disposes of all contaminated disposable equipment
  • Oversees and ensures proper sanitation and cleaning of equipment and work area between donors
  • Disposes of all contaminated disposable equipment and biohazard waste
  • Maintains accurate and thorough documentation of necessary records, including PCS-2 Machine Logs
  • Performs daily, weekly and monthly calibration/maintenance of automated plasmapheresis machines
  • Ensures donor confidentiality, meets customer service expectations, greets and acknowledges donors as they are assigned to donation area and after completing donation process
  • Maintains thorough familiarity with all state and federal regulations, standard operating procedures, OSHA, CLIA, cGMP and internal company procedures
  • Maintains general cleanliness of work area to ensure a clean and professional environment
  • Maintains/stocks adequate inventory and replenishes supplies on plasma carts
  • Reports all unsafe situations or conditions to senior phlebotomist and/or management
  • Performs other job-related tasks as assigned
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Phlebotomy certificate or license (as required by state)
  • Minimum 3-6 months experience in a medical or health care environment preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong customer service skills and the ability to understand and implement protocol
  • Basic computer knowledge required
  • Ability to make accurate and complete documentation
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety regulations, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
  • Ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions
  • Must be able to perform venipunctures
  • Ability to work day and evening hours, weekends, holidays and extended shifts on a frequent basis
  • CPR certification or the ability to obtain certification preferred
Octapharma Plasma offers competitive compensation and benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and tuition reimbursement.

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