CSL Plasma
Clinical Lab Technician or Technologist (Bilingual English-Spanish)
At a glance
Location: US-CA-National City Map
Posted: 05/12/2021
Closing: 06/11/2021
Degree: 2 Year Degree
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
CSL Plasma
Job description
About CSL

With operations in 35+ nations and ~27,000 employees worldwide, CSL is driven to develop and deliver a broad range of lifesaving therapies to treat disorders such as hemophilia and primary immune deficiencies, and vaccines to prevent influenza. Our therapies are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and burn treatment.

CSL is the parent company of CSL Behring and Seqirus. CSL Behring is a global leader in the protein biotherapeutics industry, focused on bringing to market biotherapies used to treat serious and often rare conditions. CSL Behring operates CSL Plasma, one of the world's largest collectors of human plasma, which is used to create CSL’s therapies. Seqirus is one of the largest influenza vaccine companies in the world and is a transcontinental partner in pandemic preparedness and a major contributor to the prevention and control of influenza globally.

We invite you to take a look at the many career possibilities available around the globe and consider building your promising future at CSL by becoming a member of our team!

Job Description

Job Summary

Responsible for greeting donors at the plasma collection center and conducting a series of registration procedures to verify donor suitability for the plasma pheresis process.

Job Description

1. In compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), assists qualified donors in completing the screening process. The screening procedures includes but are not limited to: assessing the self-administered health history, answering basic medical questions associated with the donation process, referring donors to medical staff when appropriate and performing health screening procedures such as blood pressure, pulse, weight, temperature. Performs finger stick to obtain samples of donor’s hematocrit and total protein levels. Reads and documents hematocrit and total protein results.
2. Upon completion of the appropriate training, may educate new donors on the use of therapeutic products made from donated plasma. This includes explaining the screening process, the health screening tests performed, the appointment system, donation fees, center policies, proper nutrition and any other information pertinent to the donor. Ensures all donor questions are answered; timely, accurately and professionally.
3. May be involved in; registering applicant and transfer donors based upon completion of appropriate training and operational needs of the center.
4. May answer the telephone and answer caller’s questions or transfer calls to appropriate staff member.
5. Maintains alertness and awareness to any reaction a donor may have during or after the pheresis process and notifies appropriate staff.
6. Alerts Group Leader or Supervisor of donor flow issues.
7. Ensures the accurate recording of donor data in the electronic donor information management system as outlined in the SOPs.
8. Understands the policies and procedures associated with hyper immune programs at the center if applicable.
9. Maintains clean efficient work environment and ensures sufficient operating supplies and forms are available as needed. Follows all Health Safety & Environmental (HSE), Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) policies and procedures. Promotes safety in all actions.
10. Maintains confidentiality of all personnel, donor and center information.
11. May be cross-trained in other areas to meet the needs of the business.

12. Bilingual skills may be required, at the discretion of the organization, to meet the needs of the business.
13. Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


State of California Requirements:

 Associate degree or 60 semester or equivalent quarter units in chemical, physical, biological, or clinical laboratory science with specific course requirements:
o 36 semester or equivalent quarter units in physical or biological sciences
o 6 semester or equivalent quarter units in chemistry
o 6 semester or equivalent quarter units in biology
 Current Registered Nurse, Physician, OR a Medical Lab Technician licensed by the State of California


State of California Requirements:

 Minimum 6-month clinical training program approved by LFS, OR
 Training program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), OR
 Minimum 3 years of
within the previous 5 years in a clinical laboratory as an MLT or CLS outside California, California physician office laboratory (POL), or laboratory owned by the United States of America (military and federal laboratories).
must include at least 480 hours in each of these specialties: hematology, chemistry, microbiology, and immunology.
o Official verification of training or work experience must be on letterhead and signed by the training coordinator or laboratory director.

Additional Comments

 Must maintain current licensure

Working Conditions

(physical & mental requirements)
 Ability to understand, remember and apply oral and/or written instructions
 Ability to understand and follow basic instructions and guidelines
 Must be able to see and speak with customers and observe equipment operation.
 Occasionally perform tasks while standing and walking up to 100% of time
 Reach, bend, kneel and have high level of manual dexterity
 Occasionally be required to lift and carry up to 25 pounds
 Fast paced environment with frequent interruptions
 Frequently exposed to hazardous chemicals, extreme temperatures and to blood borne pathogens
 Required to wear Personal Protective Equipment while performing specific tasks or in certain areas
 Required to work overtime and extended hours to support center operational needs

Note: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, national origin or other legally protected classifications.



Please note, we may not have an immediate need at the present time; however we are always interested in speaking to well qualified candidates for future openings.
If you are interested in exploring a career with CSL, please apply. Someone will follow up depending on the current needs, but please be aware correspondence may not be immediate.

Clinical Lab Technician or Technologist (Bilingual English-Spanish)