Grifols: Physician Substitute, Lakewood, CO

Job Title:Physician Substitute
Company: Grifols
Location: Lakewood, CO
Job Type: Full-Time

We’re Grifols, a $3 billion plasma manufacturer headquartered in Barcelona, Spain. Founded in 1940 with 11,000 employees worldwide, we’re the largest manufacturer of plasma-derived therapies in Europe and the third largest in the United States. We serve healthcare professionals and patients in over 90 countries, have an unmatched record of product safety, and are the largest plasmapheresis company in the world.

A commitment to Grifols will provide you with a career path that you can build upon and be proud of. Our products make an incredible difference in saving people’s lives and in improving the health and well-being of people around the world and are used in everything from chemotherapy applications to stem cell transplantation, hemophilia, primary immunodeficiencies, and even Alzheimer’s research, all of which depend on blood-derived plasma therapy. In addition, despite our size and scope of operations, our plasma centers pride themselves on our “small company” and “family-like” culture. We’re dedicated to and motivated by our mission of saving lives along with our intense focus on quality and giving back to the community. And a career at Grifols offers stable schedules and day-time hours, an entrepreneurial opportunity to grow into center and potentially regional and general management roles, and a work-life balance that values your time with your family and friends. Grifols also has internal education programs that are certified for continued education credits. So you can expect a fast-paced work environment, defined role structure, and lower-risk protocols.

And that’s just the beginning. . . We also offer benefit-eligible employees and their families full healthcare benefits, including dental, vision, and life insurance as well as a Traditional and/or ROTH 401(k) plan with match. Tuition reimbursement is available, and some of our Academy courses even count for university credit! If you enjoy providing knock-your-socks-off customer service in a fast-paced healthcare environment built around teamwork and trust, then consider furthering your career as an Physician Substitute and please read on . . .

• Ensures initial donor suitability and eligibility, product integrity, and the continued health of donors.
• Screens donors, take medical histories and vital signs, and conducts HCT, protein, and other tests.
• Determines initial suitability of donors to undergo plasmapheresis through verification of accumulated data and physical examinations.
• Performs any needed injury, illness, or medication evaluations to ensure continued donor suitability.
• Handles moderate cases and reviews complex cases with higher-level Center Medical Staff or the Medical Director.
• Provides appropriate medical care to donors during the plasmapheresis process and, if complications arise, contacts all necessary parties.
• Proves appropriate and confidential counseling to ineligible donor candidates.
• Assists with management and administration of employee counseling, testing, and follow-up of employee exposures to plasma or blood.
• Reviews all normal and abnormal test results and donor files in order to determine continued donor eligibility.
• Ensures all donor medical information is complete and accurate prior to donation.
• Completes, reviews, and authorizes medical incident reports.
• Updates permanent donor files after screenings.
• Assists with the management and administration of the Hepatitis Vaccine program.
• May direct and/or administer a hyperimmune program (if applicable).
• Responsible for donor awareness of potential hazards and administration of donor consent forms.
• Learns and maintains thorough familiarity and compliance with all state and federal regulations, FDA-approved Standard Operating Procedure manuals, OSHA, CLIA, cGMP, and internal company procedures.

Job Requirements
• Current certification/licensure as an Emergency Medical Technician (Advanced or Paramedic), Licensed Practical Nurse, or Registered Nurse
• Current CPR certification
• Willingness to become certified as a Physician Substitute and Donor Processor within 2 months of employment as well as to obtain phlebotomy certification
• Prior experience providing medical care and assessing patients is preferred, especially with plasma and whole blood.
• Manual dexterity to perform all technical duties within scope of center operations.
• Ability to stand for extended periods of time – up to four (4) hours at a time.
• Ability to lift, tug, pull up to fifty (50) pounds.
• Ability to view video display terminal less than 18” away from face – up to four (4) hours a time.
• Ability to articulate clearly.
• Ability to travel via automobile and/or airplane.

For More Information

There’s much more learn about us, of course, and you can find additional information on our website. There’s so much to share with you in the recruitment process, and we hope you’re as excited as we are about Grifols Plasma Operation’s potential to save lives and grow careers. Thank you for considering Grifols as your employer of choice.

Note that certain state licensures or certifications may apply. In addition, please understand that you’ll be working in a plasma center, which includes exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms. Personal protective equipment may be required, which will be provided at the company’s expense.

Work is performed in a plasma center. Exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms. Exposure to electrical office and laboratory equipment. Exposure to extreme cold below 32*. Personal protective equipment required such as protective eyewear, garments and gloves. Work is performed standing for 6-8 hours per day. Repetitive foot movements, bends and twists neck and waist for 4-6 hours per day. Occasionally walks. Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Ability to make precise coordinated movements, of the fingers to grasp and manipulate objects. Light to moderate lifting of 15-30lbs. Heavy lifting of 30-45lbs. for 2-4 hours per day with a maximum lift of 50lbs. May reach above and 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 communicate complex information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. Performs simple and repetitive tasks that vary little each day by following a set of written or oral instructions/procedures. Maintains work pace to meet production standards.

Apply Now!

Please click on the following link to apply now. Grifols is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we look forward to hearing from you.

The Grifols Recruitment Team

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