Every day, our BioLife Testing Laboratories’ mission is to ensure the highest quality testing standards for the plasma we collect. The plasma our centers collect will become life-changing medicines for patients in need. Here, a commitment to lab testing quality, customer service to our centers and most importantly our commitment to our patients is expected.
BioLife Plasma Services is a subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd.
What Takeda can offer you:
Takeda offers 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. 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.
More about us:
At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.
Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to bring Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.
Responsible for performing testing in accordance with established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), applicable sections of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs), with emphasis on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988 (CLIA), and applicable Takeda and BioLife policies, procedures and quality initiatives.
Perform only high and moderate complexity tests for which certification has been authorized by the laboratory director or designee and deemed commensurate with their education, training, and technical abilities.
Responsible for sample management, test performance, quality control, result review, result reporting and equipment maintenance such that accurate and appropriate sample testing is performed, completed, and reported in a timely manner.
Follow the laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of donor test results.
Test and maintain records that demonstrate proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as donor samples.
Adhere to the laboratory’s quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed.
Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either correct the problems or immediately notify the laboratory management.
Follow the laboratory’s established corrective action policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory’s established acceptable levels of performance.
Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratories established performance specifications.
Participate in operational excellence initiatives and projects to drive a culture of continuous improvement to achieve site operational excellence goals (including but not limited to 5S, Value Stream Mapping and Kaizen).
Other duties as assigned.
Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise
Ability to read and follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and to maintain complete and accurate records
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills and analytical/problem solving skills
Proficiency in the use of personal computers and applicable software
Putting the patient at the center
Building trust with society
Reinforcing our reputation
Developing the business
Decision-making and Autonomy
Must be able to determine impact to product quality when testing deviations occur, contain the situation and implement preventive actions.
Interfaces with employees of various educational backgrounds and levels within the company. Must be able to communicate effectively with all these various business partners.
Ability to stand up for 6-8 hours
Ability to lift, carry and pull up to twenty-five (25) pounds
Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens requires 90% of work tasks to be performed while wearing gloves
EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in a biomedical discipline (Chemical, physical, biological, clinical lab science, or medical technology,) OR
Associate degree from an accredited college/university in laboratory science or medical laboratory technology
Bachelor’s degree in medical technology or Associates degree in medical laboratory technology
1-year laboratory training or work experience preferred
MT or MLT certification from ASCP or other accredited certifying organization preferred
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