Plasma Center Nurse - RN
Company: Biolife Plasma Services
Posted on: January 21, 2023
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-to receive the invite via text message. About BioLife Plasma
Services Every day at BioLife, we feel good knowing that what we do
helps improve the lives of patients with rare diseases. While you
focus on our donors, we'll support you. We offer a purpose you can
believe in, a team you can count on, opportunities for career
growth, and a comprehensive benefits program, all in a fast-paced,
friendly environment. BioLife Plasma Services is a subsidiary of
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. OBJECTIVES/PURPOSE The Medical
Support Specialist determines donor eligibility to donate plasma,
management of donor adverse events, review of laboratory test
results, donor notification of unsuitable test results. The Medical
Support Specialist works under the direct supervision of the Center
Manager (or Assistant Manager as applicable) for operational
guidance and under the supervision of the Center Physician for
medical issues. Ideally, the Medical Support Specialist will be
familiar with regulations of the plasma collection industry and/or
a manufacturing environment. The Medical Support Specialist follows
guidance provided by BioLife Medical Affairs and provides center
level support of environmental, health and safety (EHS).
ACCOUNTABILITIES Donor Eligibility (85%)
- Determine donor eligibility accurately and in a timely manner,
to include, proper management of informed consent, AIDS education
and confidential self-exclusion, medical history interview and
acceptance requirements, physical examination, blood testing, and
reviewing Serological Protein Electrophoresis (SPE) as
- Evaluate and manage donor reaction(s), which occurs at the
facility as outlined in the SOPs. Follow applicable SOPs for
medical emergencies including the execution of Center Physician's
standing orders and donor transport to emergency care
- Manage donor deferral; reviews test results and notify donors
of unsuitable test results per applicable SOPs.
- Initiation and investigation of Post Donation Information
- Refer to the Center Physician or Medical Affairs (as
applicable) when in need of providing unacceptable findings to
donors, problem solving, or guidance concerning medical or
technical issues, including donor safety and eligibility.
- Demonstrate continued competency in the performance of job
responsibilities and complete periodic assessment with the Center
Physician per applicable SOPs.
- Assist the EHS program as required per SOPs or as requested by
the EHS Manager (5%)
- Conduct pre-placement evaluation of new hires to include
assessment of medical history questionnaire. Job Description/ Role
- Support the Hepatitis B and Seasonal Flu vaccination programs
for employees as applicable.
- Maintain applicable employee medical records.
- Member of EHS site committee and assist in training of
employees, as required.
- Manage employee incidents and determine whether further
evaluation is required by occupational health/ER. Refer to EHS
guidance regarding employee incidents.
- Administer first aid to employees as needed.
- Act as Pandemic Coordinator when authorized by EHS.
- Supports investigations associated with pandemic threats within
local community as indicated by EHS or Medical Affairs.
- May perform all required duties in the area of Medical History
(including, but not limited to): (10%)
- Greet donors as they enter and exit the donor floor.
- Take and record donor pulse, blood pressure, and temperature
measures and monitor electronic donor questionnaire system.
- Perform finger stick, test sample, and record other donor
measures to include hematocrit, total protein and weight.
- Enter donor information into the Donor Information System
(DIS). DIMENSIONS AND ASPECTS Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise
--- Currently licensed or certified in the state where duties will
be assigned: Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse (LPN or LVN)
--- Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and AED
certification required --- Fulfillment of state requirements (in
state of licensure) for basic IV therapy --- Able to satisfactorily
complete the FDA approved training requirements for BioLife Medical
Support Specialist --- Minimum of two years in a clinical or
hospital setting preferred --- Effective communication skills ---
Detail-oriented --- Customer service oriented --- Basic computer
skills --- Willingness to work with other Center Medical Team
members to ensure coverage of all operating hours Leadership ---
Integrity --- Fairness --- Honesty --- Perseverance --- Putting the
patient at the center --- Building trust with society ---
Reinforcing our reputation --- Developing the business ---
Effective coaching and counseling skills. Decision-making and
Autonomy --- Routinely makes decisions determining donor
eligibility. --- Seeks guidance from Center Physician and Center
Management (including Quality) for medium to high im- pact
decisions and urgent matters. --- Regularly advises and consults
with donors/customers (External) --- Coordinates with Center
Management team and Quality to ensure successful operation
standards are met (Internal) Interaction --- Responsible for
providing exceptional customer service to donors (external) and
fellow employees (internal) --- Attend staff meetings and other
team meetings as required. --- Ability to multi-task and work as a
team player. --- Attention to detail and ability to work
independently --- Effective coaching and counseling skills. Job
Description/ Role Profile Innovation --- Coordinates will all other
center roles to effectively problem solve, ensure safety of staff
and donors, and provide an exceptional customer experience. ---
Supports the center management team in identifying operational
opportunities for continuous improvement, initiating changes to
center processes as needed, through use of company approved
procedures (including but not limited to 5S, Value Stream Mapping
and Kaizen). Complexity - --- Maintain general cleanliness of work
area and assist other work areas as needed to ensure a clean and
professional environment. --- Willingness to travel preferred.
(less than 10%) EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Essential: Graduate of a recognized educational program. Desired:
--- Bachelor's Degree preferred. --- Minimum of two years in a
clinical or hospital setting preferred. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ---
FLSA Classification (US) - Non-Exempt --- Other duties and
responsibilities as assigned. EEO Statement Takeda is proud in its
commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal
employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status,
national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic
information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam
era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran
in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and
any other characteristic protected by law. Locations USA - TX -
Dallas Worker Type Employee Worker Sub-Type Regular Time Type Full
Keywords: Biolife Plasma Services, Tyler , Plasma Center Nurse - RN, Healthcare , Tyler, Texas
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