Versiti

Senior Production Specialist - Specialized Production (Sun-Weds, 3rd Shift)

Job Locations US-IN-Indianapolis
ID
2024-10168
Category
Manufacturing and Operations
Position Type
Full Time

Overview

Versiti is a fusion of donors, scientific curiosity, and precision medicine that recognize the gifts of blood and life are precious. We are home to the world-renowned Blood Research Institute, we enable life saving gifts from our donors, and provide the science behind the medicine through our diagnostic laboratories. Versiti brings together outstanding minds with unparalleled experience in transfusion medicine, transplantation, stem cells and cellular therapies, oncology and genomics, diagnostic lab services, and medical and scientific expertise. This combination of skill and knowledge results in improved patient outcomes, higher quality services and reduced cost of care for hospitals, blood centers, hospital systems, research and educational institutions, and other health care providers. At Versiti, we are passionate about improving the lives of patients and helping our healthcare partners thrive.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the department leadership, executes quality control testing strategies on Versiti's blood supply to ensure regulatory requirements are met and manufactures platelet products according to operational standards. Enhances existing procedures and services with quality that exceeds customer expectations. Demonstrates the ability to take initiative, drive productivity, and build a collaborative environment.

 

Compensation

  • $21.89/hour 
  • Benefits eligible including medical/dental/vision insurance options, 7% 401(k) match, EAP, employee wellness program, generous PTO, and more.
  • Shift differentials for evenings/weekends
    • Evenings (6:00pm-12:00am) - $1.50/hr.
    • Overnights (12:00am-6:00am) - $2.00/hr.
    • Weekends - $2.00/hr.

 

Schedule

  • Sunday - Wednesday, 8:00pm-6:30am
  • Full-time opportunity (40 hours per week)

Responsibilities

  • Understands and performs laboratory activities to all applicable regulatory and compliance requirements
  • Performs and evaluates quality control testing on blood products using hematology analyzers, pH meters, and WBC counting technologies
  • Performs blood product manufacturing on RBCs and PLTs
  • Maintains equipment by performing daily quality control and preventative maintenance
  • Performs testing on proficiency testing for CAP surveys
  • Labels blood products according to regulatory requirements
  • Accessions and packs blood donor sample tubes for infectious disease testing where applicable
  • Performs reconciliations, lot release and client sample release of infectious disease testing
  • Performs pathogen reduction production process on blood products, as applicable
  • Performs donor antigen testing and antibody titrations, as applicable
  • Conducts validation procedures to qualify new production processes
  • Assists in annual revisions of procedures
  • Supports trainers by coordinating and maintaining staff training and competencies
  • Maintains competencies in required tasks in Core Production and/or Hospital Services
  • Maintains equipment reagent inventory levels for daily laboratory operations
  • Delegates, monitors and motivates team members
  • Works in partnership with Leads and Supervisor to improve communication between management and employees
  • Works weekend, holiday rotations and on-call, as needed
  • Other duties, as assigned
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all policies and standards

Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in biology or related science preferred
  • Associate's Degree in a chemical, physical or biological science or medical laboratory technology or other experience may be accepted by management required

Experience

  • 1-3 years 1+ year of related work experience in a health care setting preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to read and interpret Standard Operating Procedures, maintenance instructions, and other department manuals required
  • Above average attention to detail and problem-solving skills required
  • Demonstrates sensitivity and seeks to understand customers’ perspective required
  • Ability to adjust work activities based on volume, priorities, and interruptions required
  • Flexibility to work independently and across the department required
  • Accountable to key performance indicators and department goals required

Tools and Technology

  • General office equipment (computer, printer, fax, copy machine) required
  • Computer (desk top, lap top, tablet) required
  • Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) required
  • Software systems (Blood Establishment Computer Systems, Title 21) required
  • Lab specific equipment, including, but not limited to: • Pipettes, Centrifuges, scales, tube sealers, welders • Freezers, refrigerators • Sysmex, ADAM, ABx, BacT/Alert, BDFACS Calibur required

 

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