Registered Nurse - Clinical Apheresis

at We Are Blood

Austin, TX

Posted on Nov. 1, 2017


Full Time


Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Disability Insurance, 401k / Retirement Plan

We Are Blood serves over 40 hospitals and medical facilities in a 10 county area. Our mission is to provide and protect the community blood supply, to inspire Central Texans to save lives locally, and to always treat everyone we serve as family. When you work here, you’re a vital part of helping to ensure that all Central Texans have access to life-saving blood when they need it!

Our Clinical Services Program works closely with physician offices and hospitals to meet the needs of patients referred to make cellular therapy collections or apheresis treatments. We are hiring a Clinical Apheresis Registered Nurse to perform these procedures and oversee patients throughout the process.


Responsibilities:

• Perform MNC collection, therapeutic plasma exchange and red cell exchange procedure per MD order & WRB policies.
• Qualify therapeutic apheresis and cellular therapy patients according to established organizational procedures and contracting partner policies.
• Review all request forms, physician’s orders, patient history, medications and lab work, as applicable.
• Assess and monitor patients while they undergo their procedure.
• Respond to reactions, identify/treat symptoms, administer medications as ordered, and assist with bladder needs, as required.
• Access central venous catheters (CVC), perform CVC flush and anticoagulation; change CVC dressing; instruct patients on CVC care.
• Accurately record all procedure results, documentation and issued instructions in database and/or on required forms.
• Serve as liaison for patients and ordering physicians.
• Act as back up for scheduling/confirming all clinical donation appointments and maintaining all appointment schedules.
• Participate in rotating call schedule for external clinical procedures with contracting facilities.
• Screen potential clinical patients/ donors, including autologous, directed/ dedicated donors, as well as therapeutic whole blood and double red cell patients.
• Other duties as assigned.


Requirements:

• Must have an active unencumbered RN licensure in the State of Texas and hold a CPR certification.
• Must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid Texas driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance, and an acceptable driving record.
• Must be able to work a flexible full-time work schedule and have availability to participate in the rotating evening/weekend on-call schedule. (30 hours a week guaranteed.)
• Must have at least one year nursing experience in a hospital setting, oncology unit or clinic required.
• ICU, ER, pediatrics, apheresis, dialysis and/or oncology experience preferred. (On the job training is performed for apheresis.)
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills needed.
• Possess compassionate interpersonal skills and excellent customer service skills.


Interested in our organization, but not this job? Check us out at www.WeAreBlood.org to find out how you else you can be a part of our Family.

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