Shire Plasma Center Tech - PM in West Fargo, North Dakota

Descriptive Title

Plasma Center Technician

Position Reporting To

Plasma Center Manager

Job Code

X01546

Function (Corporate, R&D, Tech Ops, etc.)

Tech Ops

Job Level

(Shire Structure)

Department Name

BioLife

FLSA Classification (US Only)

Non-Exempt

Job Location

Other (Field Based)

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Job Summary

Primary Role

Provide a brief summary describing the major role, responsibilities and purpose of the job. Summarize key areas of accountability and budget responsibility, if applicable.

Responsible for all Medical History job skills in order to screen new and repeat donors for eligibility to donate; and/or perform entry-level Phlebotomy floor skills as assigned and trained to complete.

All below listed responsibilities must be completed in compliance 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. Employees must also maintain complete and accurate records, in accordance with cGMP.

Essential Functions

Responsibilities

Describe the essential job duties. After each, provide an estimate of the percent of time typically devoted to each responsibility (use increments of 5%, all time spent should total to 100% of time allocation). To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Please note the percentage of time spent on each job duty is an estimate for normal operating conditions.

  • Committed to meet customer service expectations (30%)

  • Greet donors as they enter and exit the donor floor.

  • Answer phones within reasonable timeframe.

  • Maintain orderly filing system, purging records as needed.

  • May perform all required duties in the area of Medical History (including, but not limited to): (50%)

  • Take and record donor pulse, blood pressure, and temperature measures and monitor electronic donor questionnaire system.

  • Perform fingerstick, test sample, and record other donor measures to include hematocrit, total protein and weight.

  • Enter donor information into the Donor Information System (DIS).

  • Prepare and assemble new and repeat donor charts.

  • Coordinate donors to donor floor and compensate donors using the Debit Card system

  • May perform specific entry-level duties in the area of Phlebotomy including: (20%)

  • Install, prime, and disconnect disposable sets on the plasmapheresis machines.

  • Operate, maintain, and perform trouble-shooting of plasmapheresis machines within scope of training. Refer advanced trouble-shooting to certified technicians.

  • Monitor donors during donation process and respond to donor reactions.

  • Maintain and calibrate equipment.

  • Stock supplies, break down empty cartons and assist with proper disposal.

Education & Experience Requirements

Include educational requirements or equivalency, required years and type(s) of experience, and necessary licenses or certificates. Specify which are required and which are preferred. For UK, please do not use years of experience due to UK Legislation.

Essential: High School Diploma or equivalent required

Desired: Experience in a laboratory, hospital, or other regulated environment is a plus

Key Skills and Competencies

Describe critical skills needed to successfully perform job, which should be representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Living our leadership behaviors is a basic expectation for all Shire employees. Shire expects all employees to embody the following:

Leadership Behaviors

  • Be Positive

  • Be Accountable

  • Be Results Oriented

  • Be An Excellent Manager of Self and Others

  • Ability to read and follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and to maintain complete and accurate records.

  • Good verbal communication and customer service skills.

  • Ability to multi-task and work as a team player.

Other Job Components

Complexity and Problem Solving

Describe the decisions made by the incumbents on a regular basis. Include decisions within the incumbent’s authority to make as well as those decisions that must be referred to a higher level.

  • Responsible for providing exceptional customer service to donors (external) and fellow employees (internal)

  • Refers to Center Manager for guidance on complex, medium-impact or above decisions (internal)

  • Refers to management team for escalated donor/employee concerns (internal)

Internal and External Contacts

List contacts this job advises, consults and coordinates with on a regular basis. Describe to whom this job is accountable. Indicate each Contact Category (Internal, Vendor, Customer, or Other) and provide examples.

  • Reports to Center Manager (Internal)

  • Coordinates will all other center roles to effectively problem solve, ensure safety of staff and donors, and provide an exceptional customer experience.

Other Requirements

List any other job requirements, including domestic travel, international travel, driver’s license, physical abilities required, etc.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Shire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

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 fullest.