Jan 20, 2020Full time
Biomedical Technician/Phlebotomist perform donor suitability screening and phlebotomy for the collection and storage of blood plasma using automated plasmapheresis. Screening will include medical history interviews, obtaining vital signs, urinalysis, blood testing and file maintenance. Phlebotomy and troubleshooting skills are needed to ensure health and safety of donors throughout the process. Physician Substitute are responsible for the evaluation of potential donors (health or “disease state”) for automated pheresis procedures. Administration and supervision of approved immunizations other than red blood cell immunizations. Providing limited emergency care including the administration of any medications or treatments in accordance with licensure, training, standing orders and SOP guidance. Working knowledge of center operations. Performance and documentation of medical history interview, including medications, of applicant or qualified donors as outlined in the relevant medical standard operating procedures (SOPs). Phrase and rephrase questions as needed for donor understanding, or to gain more information. Perform and document physical examination of donors and potential donors, including blood pressure and review of body systems as outlined in relevant medical SOPs. Explain and obtain informed consents from donors for phasmapheresis or immunization. This includes explanation of the procedure, hazards, and potential adverse reactions; explanation of immunization schedules, dose and antibody response; providing clear opportunity for donor to refuse participation; obtaining signature and date certifying informed consent. Assess signs and symptoms a donor may exhibit that may contraindicate a donation. Assist in areas when needed. Applicants must have the ability to work with a wide variety of personalities, provide friendly customer service. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with efficiency & accuracy. Customer service orientation includes the ability to instruct and persuade donors regarding plasma donation & communicate professionally with all donors. Well organized. Able to follow oral and written directions in exact detail.