Immunotek Altoona, PA
Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Donor Room Lead or Operational Center Management, and in compliance with Standard Operating Procedures Manual guidelines, assist in determining the suitability of a donor to undergo plasmapheresis, operate the automated plasmapheresis machines / monitor donors, ensuring that donors experience a safe and successful plasmapheresis procedure. May perform all auto technician operator functions including response and evaluation of all autopheresis troubleshooting displays, documentation of exceptions (resticks, reactions, etc.) and the ability to complete all Donor Room Logs.

Job Functions:

* Promote customer satisfaction through appropriate interaction and responsiveness to customer needs.

* Monitor and evaluate operation and provide feedback to supervisor.

* Actively transition to areas of need to promote operational efficiencies.

* Determine donor suitability through initial check of accumulated data.

* Create donor record and enter accurately enter donor information

* Perform pre-donation medical screening and/or assessment in accordance with established guidelines.

* Learn the requirements and processes for Refractometer quality control, preventive maintenance, and troubleshooting.

* Maintain all permanent files in an organized and efficient manner.

* Monitor and evaluate production activities and provide feedback to supervisor.

* Proper setup of all equipment and disposable supplies.

* Constant monitoring of donors and equipment operation to ensure health of donor, identify potential adverse reactions, and promote product quality.

* Disconnect and dispose of all contaminated disposable equipment.

* Obtain all necessary samples accurately and efficiently

* Accurate and thorough completion of all sampling and shipping documents.

* Freeze units for final packing.

* Accurate and thorough documentation of necessary records.

* Attend all required training sessions, staff meetings, etc. Maintain thorough familiarity with State and Federal regulations, Standard Operating Procedures manual, European regulations, OSHA, CLIA, cGMP, as well as all internal company procedures.

* Maintain equipment and work area in a clean and organized manner, and report all equipment in need of repair.

* Maintain supplies necessary to perform all job duties.

* Report all unsafe situations or conditions to supervisor.

* Responsible for maintaining a consistent, regular attendance record.

* May be required to work weekends, evenings and some holidays.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

* Performs other duties as assigned, including but not limited to, cleaning of all areas of the Center, receiving and shipping of products and materials.

* May be assigned to train or work with new employees.

* May be assigned to assist in other areas as needed.

Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* Education and/or Experience High School diploma or GED required. Knowledge and technique of blood collection/plasma collection.

* Special Qualifications Strong organizational and interpersonal skills required. Must have legible handwriting. Must be able to use PC.

* Language Skills Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction, and procedure and technical manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

* Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

* Mathematical Skills Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

* Reasoning Ability Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

* Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk, climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, or crouch.

* Manual dexterity to perform all phases of donor screening. Ability to stand for extended periods of time up to four (4) hours at a time. Ability to lift, tug, pull up to fifty (50) pounds.

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