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Apheresis Technician/Phlebotomist

Company: StemExpress
Location: Daly City
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

About Us

StemExpress, LLC was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Folsom, California. We currently stand as the nation's leading biospecimen provider of viable, healthy/disease-state human primary cell products for academic, biotechnological and contract research organizations. We support medical research, gene therapies and clinical trials by providing researchers with the highest quality cellular material from our own state-of-the-art laboratories. We have built an extensive global network of hospitals and clinics with a vast donor base, granting scientists access to consistent and specialized cellular products. In response to the rapid spread of COVID-19 in 2020, we began partnering with hospitals and public health departments to provide end-to-end COVID-19 testing using gold-standard PCR. We are committed to expanding and optimizing both their COVID-19 operations as well as the company's core cell and gene therapy initiatives.

The Opportunity

We are hiring an Apheresis Technician to perform safe, effective collections at our Stem Cell Collection Center. Our team provides excellent donor service, while collecting blood, white blood cells through a procedure called apheresis (similar to Dialysis) and assists in bone marrow collections.

Who You Are

A professional in the healthcare industry with dialysis or apheresis experience and an active Certification in Phlebotomy with a "work hard, play hard attitude". You feel comfortable collecting and documenting blood specimens in a medical clinic environment. You are a "people" person who knows how to connect with a wide variety of individuals, and demonstrates problem solving skills while maintaining accuracy and a sense of urgency. Most of all, you are looking for a career you can be proud of and know that with StemExpress you will play a key role in accelerating the cure and prevention of significant medical conditions at life-changing speed!

Duties and Essential Job Functions:

This position has a similar skill set to a Dialysis technician with strong phlebotomy skills. To be successful, the Apheresis Technician will do the following:

  • Perform apheresis collections, ensuring they are all completed according to established procedures, guidelines, and contracts in compliance with all pertinent regulatory requirements.
  • Routinely perform phlebotomy to collect blood samples.
  • Assist in bone marrow collections.
  • Demonstrate excellence in customer/donor service.
  • Accurately complete and review documentation.
  • Receive, log, and trace specimens while following HIPPA regulations for donor/sample security.
  • Ensure collection and quality compliance for blood, cells, tissue and apheresis donations.
  • Perform cell counts and analysis on blood specimens.

Other Functions and Responsibilities

  • Provide support to Site Manager for the Injury & Illness Prevention Program as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Flexible work schedule will be needed based on project requirements.

Minimum Qualifications


  • State Phlebotomy certification (License required in California)
  • Experience with Apheresis setup & equipment procedures, Leukapheresis specific experience preferred. Will consider someone who has provided dialysis treatment.
  • Knowledge of medical procedures and conditions and ability to understand, follow and successfully perform duties, including whole blood collection and apheresis procedures, in accordance with administrative and medical policies, regulations and procedures.
  • Education sufficient to perform all tasks and to read, understand and follow Standard Operating Policies and Procedures and regulatory materials.
  • Six (6) months experience performing apheresis collection or similar responsibilities/duties in a relevant medical setting preferred OR Completion of an acceptable training program (requires proof of completion and course content) plus three (3) months relevant experience preferred.
  • Experience in hands on venipuncture.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to follow protocols to maintain quality systems.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and troubleshooting skills.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 30 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with blood banking techniques


Our most successful team members share a passion for our mission and bring an I CAN DO attitude to the workplace every day.

StemExpress is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program that includes healthcare contribution, flexible spending account, employee assistance program, long-term disability, 401k matching, and holiday pay. We contribute toward participation in group health, vision and dental plans.

Keywords: StemExpress, Daly City , Apheresis Technician/Phlebotomist, Other , Daly City, California

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