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Plasma Center Nurse - RN

Company: Shire Pharmaceuticals
Location: Augusta
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Job Description:

Plasma Center Nurse - RN This position will require 6 weeks of off-site paid training prior to facility opening. Travel expenses will be paid. Start dates will begin mid/late August and continue through opening approximately late October 2018. Job SummaryPrimary RoleThe Medical Support Specialist determines donor eligibility to donate plasma, management of donor adverse events, review of laboratory test results, donor notification of unsuitable test results. The Medical Support Specialist works under the direct supervision of the Center Manager (or Assistant Manager as applicable) for operational guidance and under the supervision of the Center Physician for medical issues. Ideally, the Medical Support Specialist will be familiar with regulations of the plasma collection industry and/or a manufacturing environment. The Medical Support Specialist follows guidance provided by BioLife Medical Affairs and provides center level support of environmental, health and safety (EHS). Essential Functions ResponsibilitiesTo 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.Donor Eligibility (85%)Determine donor eligibility accurately and in a timely manner, to include, proper management of informed consent, AIDS education and confidential self-exclusion, medical history interview and acceptance requirements, physical examination, blood testing, and reviewing Serological Protein Electrophoresis (SPE) as required.Evaluate and manage donor reaction(s), which occurs at the facility as outlined in the SOPs. Follow applicable SOPs for medical emergencies including the execution of Center Physician's standing orders and donor transport to emergency care facilities.Manage donor deferral; reviews test results and notify donors of unsuitable test results per applicable SOPs.Initiation and investigation of Post Donation Information (PDI).Refer to the Center Physician or Medical Affairs (as applicable) when in need of providing unacceptable findings to donors, problem solving, or guidance concerning medical or technical issues, including donor safety and eligibility.Demonstrate continued competency in the performance of job responsibilities and complete periodic assessment with the Center Physician per applicable SOPs.Assist the EHS program as required per SOPs or as requested by the EHS Manager (5%)Conduct pre-placement evaluation of new hires to include assessment of medical history questionnaire.Support the Hepatitis B and Seasonal Flu vaccination programs for employees as applicable.Maintain applicable employee medical records.Member of EHS site committee and assist in training of employees, as required.Manage employee incidents and determine whether further evaluation is required by occupational health/ER. Refer to EHS guidance regarding employee incidents.Administer first aid to employees as needed.Act as Pandemic Coordinator when authorized by EHS.Supports investigations associated with pandemic threats within local community as indicated by EHS or Medical Affairs.May perform all required duties in the area of Medical History (including, but not limited to): (10%)Greet donors as they enter and exit the donor floor.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).Education & Experience RequirementsEssential:Graduate of a recognized educational program.Desired:Minimum of two years in a clinical or hospital setting preferredBachelor's DegreeKey Skills and CompetenciesLiving our leadership behaviors is a basic expectation for all Shire employees. Shire expects all employees to embody the following: Leadership BehaviorsBe PositiveBe AccountableBe Results OrientedBe An Excellent Manager of Self and OthersCurrently licensed or certified in the state where duties will be assigned: Registered Nurse (RN), Nurse Practitioner (NP), Physician Assistant (PA).Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and AED certification requiredFulfillment of state requirements (in state of licensure) for basic IV therapyAble to satisfactorily complete the FDA approved training requirements for BioLife Medical Support SpecialistMinimum of two years in a clinical or hospital setting preferredEffective communication skillsDetail-orientedCustomer service orientedBasic computer skillsWillingness to work with other Center Medical Team members to ensure coverage of all operating hours Other Job Components Complexity and Problem SolvingRoutinely makes decisions determining donor eligibility.Seeks guidance from Center Physician and Center Management (including Quality) for medium to high impact decisions and urgent matters.Internal and External ContactsRegularly advises and consults with donors/customers (External)Seeks guidance from Center Physician (Internal)Coordinates with Center Management team and Quality to ensure successful operation standards are met (Internal)Other RequirementsMaintain general cleanliness of work area and assist other work areas as needed to ensure a clean and professional environment.Attend monthly staff meetings, and other team meetings as needed.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).Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.Willingness to travel preferred. (less than 10%)

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