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1-3 years of experience
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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
2/14/2018
Job Category:
Health Care Provider
Industry:
Other
Senior Phlebotomist
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Octapharma Plasma, Inc. | Norfolk, VA
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Job Description

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 Senior 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 record files to ensure for completeness, accuracy and compliance with cGMP
  • 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
  • Labels and ensures each unit and samples are labeled accurately
  • Sets up and prepares all equipment and disposable supplies for venipuncture and plasmapheresis procedures
  • Performs venipunctures and plasma collection
  • Operates and maintains the automated plasmapheresis machines including response and evaluation of all alarms and machine errors, documentation of exceptions, etc.
  • Removes and/or replaces equipment from service
  • Maintains proper ratio to ensure donor safety and quality of product
  • Ensures proper disposal of all contaminated disposable equipment
  • Maintains accurate and thorough documentation of necessary records, including PCS-2 Machine Logs
  • Monitors and assists center physicians with donor reactions
  • Ensures donor confidentiality, meets customer service expectations, greets and acknowledges donors as they are assigned to donation area and after completing donation process
  • Assists management team in monitoring inventory levels, stocking supplies and opening and closing lots for usage
  • Acts as person accountable for area operations including but not limited to donor flow, break schedules and minor donor complaint resolution in absence of the Donor Floor Supervisor
  • Trains and provides leadership to new/existing employees
  • Provides positive and effective guidance to Donor Floor staff
  • Reports quality issues and procedural deviations to Quality Assurance and Management
  • Maintains cleanliness of work area to ensure a clean and professional environment
  • Maintains thorough familiarity with all state and federal regulations, standard operating procedures, OSHA, CLIA, cGMP and internal company procedures
  • Communicates with management regarding pertinent information related to work areas
  • Educates new donors on the use of products
  • Responsible for changing supply lot numbers
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Phlebotomy certificate or license (as required by state)
  • Minimum 1-2 years experience in a medical or health care environment preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Specialized medical or phlebotomy training preferred
  • Strong leadership and customer service skills and the ability to understand and implement protocol are required
  • Must have basic computer knowledge
  • Must be able to make accurate and complete documentation
  • Must be able to speak, read, write and understand English. Bilingual skills in Spanish preferred in some locations
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety regulations, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
  • Ability to read numbers on screening equipment such as scales, thermometers, graphs, digital vital signs monitor and refractometers
  • 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.

About Octapharma Plasma, Inc.

We believe the growth and success of each of our employees is an important part of the continued growth and success of our company. We create a workplace known for teamwork and recognition based on the following values: Customer Focus Leadership Integrity Team Spirit Self Respect Respect for Others Life Balance Safety