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Sr. Medical Screener

at Octapharma Plasma, Inc

Posted: 6/1/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: *45EDD2F87FD5EFF0
Keywords: medical

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Sr. Medical Screener



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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 Medical Screener is responsible for registering new and current donors and conducting a series of screening procedures to determine suitability for plasma donation while providing area leadership coverage in the absence of the Donor Screening Supervisor.

Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • Maintains compliance with SOP, current Good Manufacturing Procedures (cGMP) and regulatory guidelines
  • Greets and builds rapport with donors and directs them to appropriate areas for further processing
  • Maintains donor flow while adhering to standard operating procedures
  • Remains professional at all times in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions
  • 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
  • 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 Screening Supervisor
  • Trains and provides leadership to new/existing employees
  • Reallocates area resources to alleviate process flow issues to minimize the donor’s time in the center
  • Provides positive and effective guidance to Medical Screeners
  • Reports quality issues and procedural deviations to Quality Assurance and Management
  • Performs donor medical screening to determine suitability of donor to include reviewing health related documents and taking vital signs including blood pressure, pulse, and temperature
  • Performs finger sticks and utilizes screening equipment to obtain hematocrit and protein readings
  • Performs clerical duties including creating and maintaining donor record files and inputting information into the donor management computer software
  • Performs cashier duties related to payment of donor fees
  • Performs all required quality controls and legibly records the results on the appropriate logs and into the donor management computer software
  • Answers the telephone and any donor inquiries regarding the procedure, payment and company policies in a prompt, professional manner
  • Ensures all donation information is complete, accurate and legible prior to donation
  • Follows all OSHA requirements and company personnel policies
  • Remains alert for any adverse donor reactions and notifies appropriate staff
  • Maintains confidentiality with all specific donor issues and record keeping activities
  • Stocks and maintains an orderly work area with sufficient supplies to meet production demands
  • Cleans and maintains equipment on a daily basis in accordance with established procedures
  • Cleans any blood or plasma spills and performs proper procedure for disposition of biohazardous waste
  • Communicates with management regarding pertinent information regarding work areas
  • Educates new donors on the use of products made from donated plasma. This includes explaining the process, the tests performed, the appointment system, fees, center policies, proper nutrition and any other information pertinent to the donor. Ensure that all donor questions are answered timely, accurately and professionally
  • May be responsible for changing supply lot numbers
  • May track and record data for specialty plasma programs
  • Reviews donor reclassification requirements and resolves donor classification issues
  • Conducts daily calibration of equipment according to appropriate SOPs

  • A High School diploma or equivalent (GED) is required
  • Must possess any licenses or certifications required by the state
  • Must have completed documentation of training appropriate for duties prior to performing duties independently
  • Must possess basic computer knowledge and skills
  • Must have strong customer services skills and ability to understand and follow protocol
  • 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 perform basic mathematical calculations
  • Ability to write and record words and numbers legibly and accurately and review documents for extended periods
  • Ability to function effectively in a fast paced environment with frequent interruptions
  • Must be able 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.