Req ID #:  87174

Northridge, CA, US, 91325

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

 The Phlebotomist will screen donors, draw blood samples, assist or perform a collection of whole blood, leukapheresis and/or plateletpheresis products, and perform various other duties to facilitate smooth and efficient operations under the supervision and direction of a Registered Nurse.
•    The Phlebotomist will assess and report unusual findings
o    Status of venous access
o    Signs and symptoms of citrate sensitivity
o    Alterations in fluid volume Anticoagulation of extracorporeal circuit
•    Identify donors that conform to HemaCare standards through a screening process and report out of range values or unusual findings.
•    Perform phlebotomy for blood specimens
•    Obtain accurate medical history
•    Measure and record vital signs and demonstrate knowledge of acceptable parameters
•    Utilize applicable aseptic techniques to plan, perform and chart the following procedures in accordance with HemaCare policies and procedures:
•    Automated apheresis (utilizing apheresis machines such as Terumo Optia or Trima.)  Includes set-up, run, quality control, troubleshooting and routine maintenance with RN oversite.
•    Phlebotomist I performs white blood cell collections, whole blood procedures, and other special procedures as required with RN oversite.
•    Monitors procedure ensuring donor reactions are reported, and initial treatment was given within their scope of practice (i.e., pause procedure, elevate legs)
•    Conduct quality control of collection equipment.  Bring problems and irregularities to the attention of management, completing Donor Reaction and Incident Report forms as necessary.
•    Communicates inventory needs to management or as instructed.
•    Know and follow all safety rules relative to area(s) of responsibility.  
•    Follows Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), and external regulations regarding the products and procedures.
•    Adhere to OSHA guidelines and other governmental and company standards
•    Ability to understand and use correctly the Blood Establishment Computer Software (BECS

Job Qualifications

Must work collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment. 
•    Meets departmental quality standards.
•    Good time management skills; ability to complete assignments within established timelines.
•    Discretion in handling confidential and sensitive matters
•    Must possess excellent communication and organizational skills, computer literacy and proficiency.
•    Staff must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when performing tasks that may expose to blood borne pathogens, waste, infectious material, dry ice and liquid nitrogen or as required per policy.
•    Employee must use proper safety equipment, as directed
•    Proficient use of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
•    Ability to quickly learn new software programs as needed.
•    Computer literate, previous experience using EMR systems and Blood Establishment Computer Software (BECS), preferred.

Education, Experience and Licensure
•    High School Diploma or equivalent.
•    Current CPR certification that meets American Heart Association requirements
•    CPT 1 License required
•    One-year previous blood banking, phlebotomist, medical assistant and/or medical office experience preferred.
•    Two years of customer service preferred.

About Research Models & Services
Fundamental to basic research and discovery is the use of in vivo models to help identify disease targets and determine potential biological pathways that regulate the condition.  As the world’s leader in the production and distribution of the highest quality research animal, with 1 out of 2 animal models produced for preclinical research globally, we understand the importance of this step. With seven decades of experience, our expertise is unmatched, allowing us to provide you with the perfect model, including disease-specific and preconditioned options, for basic research and beyond.

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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