Career level that works under minimal supervision and that is fully proficient in drawing plasma and operating all related equipment/machinery. Performs venipuncture on basic to moderately difficult veins; may seek assistance on most difficult situations. Works in secondary certified area as needed. Acts as a resource for others and may act as a designated trainer. Learns responsibilities and works toward certification in at least one other area. Assists in determining the suitability of donors to undergo plasmapheresis. Responds to and assists with handling donor reactions in accordance with guidelines. Monitors donors and equipment to ensure health of donors and quality of product. Sets up, disconnects, and operates the automated plasmapheresis machines, including response and evaluation of all autopheresis troubleshooting displays, documentation of exceptions, etc. Ensures the proper calibration and maintenance of autopheresis machines.
High school diploma or GED.
Certification and Experience:
•External Phlebotomy Certificate preferred.
•Certified in all modules as a Phlebotomist.
•If promotion: Cross trained in a secondary area and at least 6 months of phlebotomy experience (TPR and/or industry) with demonstrated proficiency to handle moderately difficult situations OR minimum 1 year of related experience that includes at least 6 months with TPR.
•If hired from outside: Minimum 1 year of directly related experience and must become certified in primary area within 2 months.
•May become certified as a Designated Trainer.
•CPR certification preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Good customer service skills. Proficient in speaking and writing English, with legible handwriting. Where applicable, bi-lingual skills. Ability to understand and follow SOP’s and protocols. Ability to work flexible scheduling to meet business needs. Ability to perform in a highly regulated, operations intensive, high volume medical business in which the safety of donors and employees, as well as the quality of the plasma collected, are paramount.
Work is performed in a plasma center. Exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms. Exposure to electrical office and laboratory equipment. Exposure to extreme cold below 32*. Personal protective equipment required such as protective eyewear, garments and gloves. Work is performed standing for 6-8 hours per day. Repetitive foot movements, bends and twists neck and waist for 4-6 hours per day. Occasionally walks. Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Ability to make precise coordinated movements, of the fingers to grasp and manipulate objects. Light to moderate lifting of 15-30lbs. Heavy lifting of 30-45lbs. for 2-4 hours per day with a maximum lift of 50lbs. May reach above and below shoulder height. Hearing acuity essential. Color perception/discrimination, near vision and far vision correctable in one eye to 20/30 and to 20/100 in the other eye. Able to communicate complex information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Performs simple and repetitive tasks that vary little each day by following a set of written or oral instructions/procedures. Maintains work pace to meet production standards.
Talecris Plasma Resources - 21 months ago