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Sample Processing Technician

Company: Takeda
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

Takeda is an industry-leading, global pharmaceutical company with an unwavering dedication to putting patients at the center of everything we do. We live our values of Takeda-ism - Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance - and are united by our mission to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.

Here, everyone matters, and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. At Takeda, you will make an impact on people's lives - including your own.

A subsidiary of Takeda, BioLife is an industry leader in operating high quality plasmapheresis centers throughout the United States. At BioLife Plasma Services, we excel at caring. Caring for the quality of our lifesaving services, caring for the donors who help make it happen, and caring for the communities we call home. Improving Lives. Improving life for everyone.

BioLife's employment opportunities are among the best, offering competitive pay, immediate benefits, paid time off, on the job training, advancement potential AND an environment full of fast-paced fun all while working to save lives.

OBJECTIVES/PURPOSE

Responsible for all Sample Processing job skills, including, preparing plasma units for freezing, preparing samples of plasma for testing, and preparing plasma units and samples for shipment.

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

  • Provide exceptional customer service to internal and external customers (5%)
  • Perform all required duties in the area of Sample Processing (including, but not limited to): (95%)
  • Prepare units for frozen storage.
  • Collect and store samples from plasma units for testing.
  • Perform routine maintenance on the freezer including monitoring freezer and refrigerator temperatures and removing ice buildup.
  • Prepare frozen plasma units and samples for shipping following established protocol.
  • Organize plasma boxes/documents for scheduled shipments and assist in loading shipments.
  • Manage supplies, assist management team with inventory control procedures, break down empty cartons and assist with proper disposal.

    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 rec ords.
    • 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 be able to occasionally work in a cold environment ranging from -20 C (-4 F) to -40 C (-40F).
              • 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.

                  Notice to Employment / Recruitment Agents:

                  Employment / Recruitment agents may only submit candidates for vacancies only if they have written authorization to do so from Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda's Talent Acquisition department. Any agency candidate submission may only be submitted to positions opened to the agency through the specific Agency Portal. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda will only pay a fee for candidates submitted or presented where there is a fully executed contract in place between the Employment / Recruitment agents and Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda and only if the candidate is submitted via the Agency Portal. Candidates submitted or presented by Employment / Recruitment Agents without a fully executed contract or submitted through this site shall not be deemed to form part of any Engagement for which the Agency may claim remuneration.

                  Equal Employment Opportunity

                  Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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                  Reasonable Accommodations

                  Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-###-#### and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Associated topics: lab, medical, medical lab science, medical technologist, mls, surgical technologist, technician, technician iv, technician lab, toxicology

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