Plasma Processor I
Talecris Plasma Resources - Salem, OR

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Entry level that works under close supervision to learn plasma processor duties. Seeks assistance with more difficult situations. Collects and processes donor samples for processing and diagnostic testing. Weighs and records product and samples. Removes and quarantines bad product. Labels and freezes units for final packing within required timeframe. Packs units for final shipment; packs samples and prepares shipping box to send samples to the testing lab. Monitors stored product to ensure time requirements are met. Ensures proper working order of plasma freezer. Maintains active communication with other service areas to ensure accurate documentation and quality. Completes all necessary documentation. May cross train in another area if processing skills are solid and if a manager approves cross training. Ensures donor confidentiality. In some centers, checks out donors and processes payments to them. Builds rapport with donors to ensure overall customer satisfaction with the center to support long-term donation. Learns and maintains thorough familiarity and compliance with all state and federal regulations, FDA-approved Standard Operating Procedure Manual, OSHA, CLIA, cGMP, and internal company procedures. Maintains supplies necessary to perform job duties. Reports all unsafe situations or conditions to supervisor or team lead. May cross train and work in other areas to ensure efficient center operations. Performs other duties as required.

Not responsible for directly supervising or managing other employees.

Position Requirements

Education and Certification:
High school diploma or GED.

Related certifications preferred. Becomes certified as a Plasma Processor within 2 months. CPR certification preferred.

Medical lab experience preferred. Customer service experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Good customer service skills and attention to detail. 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.

Position Attributes

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.

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