Plasma Center Nurse - LPN or RN
Company: BioLife Plasma Services
Posted on: September 1, 2019
Plasma Center Nurse - LPN or RN - Day 1 Benefits Package! Great
Job ID SR0038718 Date posted 08/22/2019
Location Harrisonburg, Virginia
Takeda is the leading global biotechnology company focused on
serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized
conditions. We have best-in-class products available in more than
100 countries across core therapeutic areas including Hematology,
Immunology, Neuroscience, Lysosomal Storage Disorders,
Gastrointestinal / Internal Medicine / Endocrine and Hereditary
Angioedema; a growing franchise in Oncology; and an emerging,
innovative pipeline in Ophthalmics. Our employees come to work
every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver
breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in
the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions,
and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the
A subsidiary of Takeda, BioLife is an industry leader in operating
high quality plasmapheresis centers throughout the United States.
At BioLife Plasma Services, we excel at caring. Caring for the
quality of our lifesaving services, caring for the donors who help
make it happen, and caring for the communities we call home.
Improving Lives. Improving life for everyone.
BioLife's employment opportunities are among the best, offering
competitive pay, immediate benefits, paid time off (new hires are
eligible for 25 days per year), on the job training, tuition
reimbursement (up to $10,000/year), advancement potential AND an
environment full of fast-paced fun all while working to save
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).
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
Conduct pre-placement evaluation of new hires to include assessment
of medical history questionnaire.
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,
Administer first aid to employees as needed.
Act as Pandemic Coordinator when authorized by EHS.
Manage employee incidents and determine whether further evaluation
is required by occupational health/ER. Refer to EHS guiding
regarding employee incidents.
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):
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
Essential: Graduate of a recognized educational program.
Able to satisfactorily complete the FDA approved training
requirements for BioLife Medical Support Specialist.
Effective communication skills.
Customer service oriented.
Basic computer skills.
Willingness to work with other the Center Medical Team members to
ensure coverage of all operating hours.
Willingness to travel preferred.
Graduate of a recognized educational program.
Currently licensed or certified in the state duties will be
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN).
Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and AED certification
Fulfillment of state requirements (in state of licensure) for basic
Minimum of two years in a clinical or hospital setting
Bachelor's Degree preferred but NOT required.
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Job ID SR0038718
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