RN Specialist Apheresis-Multiple openings in Baltimore/Washington area and Rosemont Illinois
1. Major Activity: Provides overall apheresis patient care.
• Performs automated therapeutic hemapheresis procedures. • Performs peripheral blood stem cell collections. • Utilizes and adapts various instruments, devices and technologies.
2. Major Activity: Provides supportive care to the coagulation outpatients on a rotating schedule.
• Answers pre/post visit questions and serve as a resource to patients. • Provide patient teaching for self administration of medications. • Perform phlebotomy for patient lab testing. • Communicate department issues to supervisor/director. • Oversee registering patients and updating patient information. • Assist supervisor/director in reviewing charting and billing for accuracy and completeness.
3. Major Activity: Provides general transfusion/infusion, therapeutic and medication needs.
• Transfuses blood products, components and derivatives. • Performs therapeutic phlebotomies. • Administers/infuses medications as prescribed. • Infuse DDAVP to coagulation outpatient.
4. Major Activity: Fulfills routine departmental responsibilities.
• QC/QA activities. • Stocks supplies/prepare supplies for procedures. • Provides general maintenance and care to equipment.
• Provides oversight of non-professional staff working in department. • Assumes on-call responsibilities. (Pgh only) • Accept his/her share of overtime work to meet company/department needs. • Maintain accurate and complete documentation to provide evidence of patient care and instruction.
5. Major Activity: Provides basic nursing care.
• Obtain and interpret lab and clinical data. • Makes nursing assessments. • Monitors clinical states, side effects and treatment responses. • Implements procedural modifications and elicit need for medical intervention.
6. Major Activity: Provides and promotes quality customer service.
• Complies with all organizational policies, procedures, cGMPs and cGTPs. • Demonstrates cooperative behavior when working with peers and supervisors. • Maintains a high level of customer service at all times. • Functions as a patient/family advocate, providing information and education.
7. Major Activity: Other duties may be assigned.
• Degree of assistance to coworkers beyond individual assignments to facilitate team efforts and decrease overtime. • Actively participates in Quality Control of equipment. • Demonstrates compliance to standards/policies/accepted processes. • Conforms to professional rules of conduct in patient care and with all clients. • Accuracy in performing patient care procedures including completion of all documentation.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
2/3 or more of the day is spent performing procedure and standing, walking and talking to patients. The remainder of the day is spent pushing/maneuvering 400# cell separators, lifting and stocking supplies, lifting and transporting heavy equipment. The employee must have good close and distance vision as well as good color perception to interpret cell layers and see IV's dripping from a distance and to recognize reactions quickly. Required to lift at least 50 pounds. May be required to have reliable vehicle for transportation of self and equipment to and from Pgh hospital/sites. 2/3 or more of the day is spent working near moving mechanical parts with slight risk of electrical shock. Moderate noise exposure from cell separators, TVs, phone and talking. Adapting to various hospital units where procedures are performed. Task/Category I: Employee will perform tasks/ duties that will put them at risk for exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials, therefore, Universal/Standard Precautions required.
• 5 years relevant work experience. • Minimum 1 year of critical care or hematology/oncology nursing experience required. • Minimum 1 year of Venipuncture/IV experience required. • Dialysis/pheresis experience preferred.
• Strong customer service skills. • High degree of comfort with automated equipment used to provide patient care. • Current and valid state driver's license. • Basic math skills and ability to calculate physiological parameters. • Ability to assess patient's evolving response to treatment. • Ability to seek medical support when warranted.
Education and Training:
• Associate or Bachelor's degree in Nursing required. • Current and valid state nursing license required. • Current CPR certification required.
The Institute for Transfusion Medicine is the leader in transfusion medicine in both the Pittsburgh and Chicagoland regions. Our experienced team offers patients and medical facilities comprehensive support, including consultation with our specialized medical staff and delivery and testing of blood products by our skilled technicians.
Our two blood centers, Central Blood Bank in Pittsburgh and... LifeSource in Chicago, provide nearly a million units of lifesaving blood products annually. ITxM Diagnostics is the leading source of therapeutic and coagulation reference testing services while ITxM Clinical Services focuses on the pre-transfusion testing and delivery of vital blood products to patients.