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Phlebotomist – New Joliet Plasma Center – Day 1 Benefits Package!

Joliet, Illinois

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As a Plasma Center Technician at BioLife, you’ll make a career out of making a difference. That means bringing exceptional customer service with a focus on our donors, paying attention to details when dealing with medical records, and being a dependable part of an exceptional team. All while doing a job — collecting plasma — that serves a higher purpose in developing life-saving medicines for those with rare diseases. Feel good about the work you do.

  • Full-Time
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • May include evenings, weekends, and holidays.
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Success Profile

What makes a successful Plasma Center Technician at BioLife?
Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Multi-tasker 10
  • Responsible 7
  • Personable 10
  • Reliable 10
  • Detail-Oriented 8
  • Flexible 10

Culture

  • We live by Integrity, Fairness, Honesty and Perseverance
  • Every day we feel good knowing that what we do helps improve the lives of patients with rare diseases

Career Path

  • Plasma Center Tech leads to Senior Plasma Center Tech
  • Sr. Plasma Center Tech leads to Advanced Plasma Center Tech
  • Advanced Plasma Center Tech leads to Lead Technician
  • Lead Technician leads to Center Supervisor/Training Supervisor
  • Center Supervisor/Training Supervisor leads to Assistant Manager
  • Assistant Manager leads to Center Manager
  • Center Manager ends this career path
In over 40 years, I’ve had three full-time jobs. This is the best job I’ve ever had.

Scott L.

Sr. Plasma Center Technician

Benefits

  • Work-Life Balance

    Regular hours and time for life outside of the office.

  • Health Care

    Comprehensive coverage including Medical, Dental, Vision and Flexible Spending Accounts.

  • Tuition Reimbursement

    Learn and grow with tuition reimbursement.

  • Paid Time Off

    Get the chance to relax and recharge with paid time off.

  • Maternity and Paternity Leave

    Bond with your newborn with Maternity and Paternity Leave.

  • Life and Disability Insurance

    Take care of your future with Life and Disability Insurance.

Responsibilities

Job ID R0031067

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Job Description

Every day at BioLife, we feel good knowing that what we do helps improve the lives of patients with rare diseases. While you focus on our donors, we’ll support you. We offer a purpose you can believe in, a team you can count on, opportunities for career growth, and a comprehensive benefits program, all in a fast-paced, friendly environment.

BioLife Plasma Services is a subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd.

OBJECTIVES/PURPOSE

This position is responsible for performing job functions in Phlebotomy and may perform Medical History job 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.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Committed to meet customer service expectations (10%)
    • Greet donors as they enter and exit the donor floor.
    • Answer phones within reasonable timeframe.
    • Maintain orderly filing system, purging records as needed.
  • Perform all required duties in the area of Phlebotomy (including, but not limited to): (70%)
  • Perform venipuncture of donors and programming of plasmapheresis machine.
  • Monitor donors during donation process and manage donor reactions.
  • Perform all duties required for the setup, verification, operation, and trouble-shooting of plasmapheresis equipment per SOP, within scope of training.
  • Install, prime, and disconnect disposable sets on the plasmapheresis machines
  • Stock supplies break down empty cartons and assist with proper disposal.
  • May perform all required duties in the area of Medical History (including, but not limited to): (20%)
  • 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 (DIS).
  • Coordinate donors to donor floor and compensate donors using the Debit Card system.

DIMENSIONS AND ASPECTS

Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

  • Supports the center management team in identifying operational opportunities for continuous improvement, initiating changes to center processes as needed, through use of company approved procedures (including but not limited to 5S, Value Stream Mapping and Kaizen).
  • Maintain general cleanliness of work area and assist other work areas as needed to ensure a clean and professional environment.
  • Ability to read and follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and to maintain complete and accurate records.
  • Ability to multi-task and work as a team player.

Leadership

  • Integrity
  • Fairness
  • Honesty
  • Perseverance
  • Putting the patient at the center
  • Building trust with society
  • Reinforcing our reputation
  • Developing the business

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Refers to Center Manager for guidance on complex, medium-impact or above decisions (internal)
  • Refers to management team for escalated donor/employee concerns (internal)

Interaction

  • Responsible for providing exceptional customer service to donors (external) and fellow employees (internal)
  • Attend staff meetings and other team meetings as required.
  • Good verbal communication and customer service skills.

Innovation

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

Complexity

  • Production environment requiring the ability to walk and stand for the entire work shift.
  • Requires frequent leaning, bending, stooping, crouching, and reaching above the shoulders and below the knee.
  • Requires frequent lifting up to 26 lbs. and occasional lifting of materials 32 lbs. – 50 lbs.
  • Must have fine motor coordination, depth perception, and ability to hear equipment sounds from a distance.
  • Due to potential exposure to blood borne pathogens (risk level 1), 90% of work tasks require pro-longed glove wear

EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

Essential: High School Diploma or equivalent required

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • FLSA Classification (US) - Non-Exempt
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Locations

USA - IL - Joliet

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

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6. Onboarding

Once you complete the pre-employment process, we’ll arrange a date for you to join the team, with an onboarding session taking place in your first few weeks at the company.

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