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Donor Screening Supervisor

Company name
Octapharma Plasma, Inc

Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Employment Type

Manager, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare

Posted on
Jan 03,2019

Valid Through
Apr 18,2019

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If you are interested in an exciting career in the biopharmaceutical or medical field you’ve come to the right place. At Octapharma Plasma you can channel your passion for helping others into a medical career that is fast-paced and personally and professionally rewarding. Whether you are just beginning your career or you have experience in the medical field, we have many exciting opportunities for you to consider.

The Donor Screening Supervisor is responsible for all area operations including but not limited to donor flow facilitation, scheduling, and employee supervision.

Additional duties include registering new and current donors and conducting a series of screening procedures to determine suitability for plasma donation.

Maintains compliance with SOP, current Good Manufacturing Procedures (cGMP), and regulatory guidelines.

Additional Responsibilities Include:

Greets and builds rapport with donors and directs them to appropriate areas for further processing.

Maintains donor flow while adhering to standard operating procedures.

Complies 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.

Remains professional at all times in a fast-paced environment

Contributes to formulating area schedules to best accommodate production levels and donor arrival patterns

Reallocates area resources to alleviate process flow issues to minimize the donors’ time in the center

Participates in employee interviews, evaluations, coaching, and disciplinary processes in the presence of center management

Oversees all donor screening personnel by delegating and coordinating staff activities to increase efficiency.

Performs performance reviews of donor floor staff and provides effective feedback regarding performance.

Train and provide leadership to new/existing employees.

Manages break schedules and facilitates minor to moderate donor complaint resolution and directs to Center Management as appropriate.

Reports quality issues and procedural deviations to Quality Assurance and Management.

Performs donor medical screening to determine suitability of donor to include reviewing health related documents and taking vital signs including blood pressure, pulse, and temperature.

Performs finger sticks and utilizes screening equipment to obtain hematocrit and protein readings.

Performs clerical duties including creating and maintaining donor record files and inputting information into the donor management computer software.

Performs cashier duties related to payment of donor fees.

Performs all required quality controls and legibly records the results on the appropriate logs and into the donor management computer software.

Answers the telephone and any donor inquiries regarding the procedure, payment, and company policies in a prompt, professional manner.

Ensures all donation information is complete, accurate, and legible prior to donation.

Follows all OSHA requirements and company personnel policies.

Remains alert for any adverse donor reactions and notifies appropriate staff.

Maintains confidentiality with all specific donor issues and record keeping activities.

Stocks and maintains an orderly work area with sufficient supplies to meet production demands.

Cleans and maintains equipment on a daily basis and troubleshoots issues as they arise.

Cleans any blood or plasma spills and performs proper procedure for disposition of biohazardous waste.

Educates new donors on the use of products made from donated plasma.

This includes explaining the process, the tests performed, the appointment system, fees, center policies, proper nutrition and any other information pertinent to the donor.

Ensures that all donors’ questions are answered timely, accurately, and professionally.

May be responsible for changing supply lot numbers.

May track and record data for specialty plasma programs.

Reviews donor reclassification requirements and resolves donor classification issues.

Conducts daily calibration of equipment according to appropriate SOPs.

Performs other job related tasks as assigned.


A High School diploma or equivalent (GED) is required.

Must possess any licenses or certifications required by the state.

Demonstrated experience of team lead or supervisor capabilities. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Must be able to speak, read, write and understand English. Bilingual skills in Spanish preferred in some locations.

Strong leadership and customer service skills are essential. Ability to understand and implement protocol is required.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety regulations, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

Ability to read numbers on screening equipment such as scales, thermometers, graphs, digital vital signs monitor and refractometers.

Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.

Ability to function effectively in a fast paced environment with frequent interruptions.

Must possess basic computer knowledge and skills. Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel preferred.

Must be able to work day and evening hours, weekends, holidays, and extended shifts on a frequent basis.

Must have completed documentation of training appropriate for duties prior to performing duties independently.

Ability to read and review documents for extended periods.

CPR certification or the ability to obtain certification preferred. Octapharma Plasma offers competitive compensation and benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and tuition reimbursement.

Company info

Octapharma Plasma, Inc
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Company Profile
Octapharma Plasma is part of Octapharma AG, one of the world’s largest makers of plasma products. Based in Lachen, Switzerland, our parent company has been committed to patient care and medical innovation since 1983. We have biopharmaceutical experience in 105 countries and employ more than 6,200 people globally. We dedicate our life’s work to improving the health and lives of people worldwide by providing quality plasma products.

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