Physician Substitute

Updated on: 12 Nov 2019
13 Sep 2019 Permanent, 40 hrs/wk Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Decatur, GA 30030, United States


Evaluates Donor Suitability

 Determines donor suitability of new and applicant donors for plasmapheresis procedures and immunizations by conducting evaluations to ensure criteria of normal plasma donors are met and in accordance with SOPs, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA), and cGMP.

 May not fulfill Licensed Physician’s responsibilities for selection of donors for RBC immunization programs.

 May not evaluate the suitability for plasmapheresis of donors with abnormal medical/laboratory findings.

 Reviews informed consent forms for plasmapheresis and immunization.

 Answers and discusses any donor questions and ensures donor is given a clear opportunity to refuse participation.

 Reviews medical histories and performs physical examinations.

 Maintains Physician/Physician Communication Logs regarding any communications with the Licensed Physician regarding donor suitability.

 Understands and utilize donor center’s donor management computer software. Maintains Donor Center Compliance

 Maintains donor center emergency supplies, in accordance with standard operating procedures.  Uses SOPs to facilitate compliance with regulations.

 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.

 Reviews DMS and/or immunization paperwork for accuracy.

 Each individual performing moderate complexity testing must possess a current license issued by state in which the donor center is located, based on any required state regulations.

 Must successfully complete training program and competency assessments using OPI approved training modules or training curriculum.

 Must have excellent patient/donor assessment skills.

 Must be able to manage emergency situations, in accordance with standard medical care practices.

 Must maintain current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification.

 Must be highly organized and have attention to detail.

 Possess effective diagnostic, customer service, and people management skills.

 Ability to understand and follow SOPs and protocols.

 Maintain current and valid license and pass medical credential evaluation.

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

 Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand English.

 Demonstrate consistency and reliability (good attendance, punctual, apply full effort throughout shift, flexibility with assigned schedule).

 Ability to work day and evening hours, weekends, holidays and extended shifts on a frequent basis.


 Ability to sit or stand for extended periods.

 Ability to tug, lift, and pull up to thirty-five pounds.

 Ability to bend, stoop, or kneel.

 Occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens.

 Ability to view video display terminal less than 18” away from face for extended periods of time, up to four (4) hours at a time.

 The employee is required to enter an environment with a temperature of -40C for short periods.

 Physical ability to perform CPR and sufficient mobility to immediately assist in treatment of any adverse donor reactions.

Desired skills

Marketing / Promotions
Customer Service

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