Plasma Center Nurse - RN
Company: Biolife Plasma Services
Posted on: November 26, 2022
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to the best of my knowledge. Job Description 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 facilities.
- 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 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: Registered Nurse (RN), Nurse Practitioner (NP),
Physician Assistant (PA). --- 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 impact 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 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: Bachelor's Degree,
or equivalent graduate of a recognized educational nursing program.
Desired: 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 time
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