Interstate Blood Bank Whole Blood Processor - Interstate Blood Bank in Memphis, Tennessee
For more than 75 years, Grifols has worked to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are a global healthcare company that produces essential plasma-derived medicines for patients and provides hospitals and healthcare professionals with the tools, information and services they need to deliver expert medical care.
Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, Grifols has over 20.000 employees in 30 countries. Grifols’ three main divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic and Hospital - develop, manufacture and market innovative products and services available in more than 100 countries.
A leader in transfusion medicine, the Diagnostic Division is a global business focused on providing innovative solutions to help ensure the safety of the blood and plasma supply, detect human diseases and monitor therapies. The division advances patient care with diagnostic solutions to improve disease detection and management, and simplify laboratory operations.
Whole Blood Processor
Responsible for day-to-day tasks in the whole blood donor center process. Responsibilities could include processing a potential blood donor through registration and donor suitability verification and also processing a potential blood donor through various screening tests that determine donor suitability. Other responsibilities could include duties involved with the blood collection process. Additionally, responsibilities could include the blood centrifuge process, component preparation and the transfer of blood products and samples to proper storage as well as shipping and receiving duties which include packing and shipping blood, blood components, and samples on a daily basis.
Primary responsibilities for role (level-specific responsibilities should be included in the chart below):
Greets donors, answers phone calls, and assists with donors beginning the donation process
Verifies donor identification, eligibility and deferral status
Performs cleaning and disinfection tasks
Performs quality control on equipment utilized in the donor screening process
Performs hematocrit testing as required, including the handling of the specimen, performing the test and analyzing the results
Determines donor suitability through various screening requirements such as temperature, blood pressure and pulse.
Determines which collection bag, appropriate number of sample tubes and bleed number labels to use for each donation
Prepares donor for and performs the venipuncture
Audits and monitors the collection process until the donor has completed the donation
Spins blood product in centrifuge instruments per IBBI procedures
Performs component preparation on the centrifuged units
Transfers all products and sample to proper storage
Packs blood, blood components and samples for daily shipments
Prepares shipping memos and Bill of Lading for each shipment
May assist or participate in audits, mentoring, training, facility care and continuous improvement activities.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Strong customer service skills. Proficient in speaking and writing English, with legible handwriting. Where applicable, bi-lingual skills. Ability to understand and follow SOP’s and protocols. Ability to work flexible scheduling to meet business needs. Ability to perform in a highly regulated, operations intensive, high volume medical business in which the safety of donors and employees, as well as the quality of the blood collected, are paramount. Completed all elements of the training requirements for 1 area, designated by management.
High School diploma or GED. Obtains required state licensures or certifications where applicable.
Typically requires no previous related experience. Employees are expected to attain certification in 1 area within 90 days from hire.
Occupational Demands: Work is performed in a whole blood center. Exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms. Exposure to electrical office and laboratory equipment. Personal protective equipment required such as protective eyewear, garments, gloves and cold gear. Work is performed sitting or standing for entire shift, bending and twisting neck and waist for 1-2 hours per day. Frequent hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Ability to make precise coordinated movements, of the fingers to grasp and manipulate objects. Frequent foot movement: may infrequently squat, crouch or sit on one's heels. Light lifting of 15lbs. with a maximum lift of 50lbs. May reach below shoulder height. Hearing acuity essential. Color perception/discrimination, near vision and far vision correctable in one eye to 20/30 and to 20/100 in the other eye. Able to comprehend and follow instructions to complete assigned tasks. Must possess the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. Must perform within the guidance of both oral and written instructions. Performs a wide range of complex tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing conditions with little predictability as to their occurrence. Relates sensitive information to diverse groups.
Learn more about Grifols
Req ID: 335850
Type: Regular Full-Time
Job Category: Nursing/Healthcare