Company: American Red Cross
Posted on: January 15, 2022
By joining the American Red Cross you will touch millions of
lives every year and experience the greatness of the human spirit
at its best. Are you ready to be part of the world's largest
Job Description:Are you seeking an opportunity that makes a
difference? Are you passionate about meeting new people? Do you
want your talents to have an impact in your community, across the
country, and around the world?If your answer is "yes," then we
invite you to become a Therapeutic Apheresis Registered Nurse for
the American Red Cross! Nationwide, we collect over 5 million units
of blood annually, and the need continues to grow.To learn more
about the life-saving impact our employees have every day, watch
SummaryResponsibility to perform clinical apheresis procedures.
These procedures may include, but are not limited to, plasma
exchanges, red cell exchanges, platelet and white cell reductions,
photopheresis and hematopoietic progenitor cell collections.
Demonstrate excellence in customer service and public relations to
promote a positive professional image of the American Red Cross.
Works independently with attention to detail and possesses the
necessary knowledge of all aspects of daily operations. Provide
support, development and/or leadership guidance to all
volunteers.Registered Nurse (Therapeutic Apheresis)Job
- Perform all phases of therapeutic apheresis procedures,
ensuring safe and appropriate care of patient.
- Assess patient status relative to therapeutic apheresis, prior
and during procedures, utilizing nursing process. Patient
assessment to include laboratory testing results and other
clinically significant procedures.
- Coordinate closely with physicians and nurses at a variety of
hospitals to arrange therapeutic apheresis treatments and
facilitate coordinated care.
- Evaluate patient medication for compatibility and safety of
apheresis procedure and determine when to contact the
- Demonstrate knowledge and compliance with all ARC departmental
and organizational standard operating procedures, policies,
practices and regulations.
- Complete necessary training and demonstrate competency to
perform each job function.
- Explain, as needed, clinical apheresis procedures to patients
and their family and other attending healthcare professionals.
- Assemble, restock, QC and maintain supplies and equipment in a
state of readiness to maintain a clean, safe and efficient work
- If appropriate, operate American Red Cross vehicles in
compliance with all applicable regulations.The aforementioned
responsibilities of the Therapeutic Apheresis RN describe the
general nature and level of work and are not an exhaustive
list.Registered Nurse (Therapeutic Apheresis) Job Qualifications
- Registered nurse with current state licensure as required.
- Minimum 2 years related experience in medical/surgical or
critical care nursing is required or equivalent combination of
education and related experience required. Current CPR
certification. Previous apheresis or dialysis experience is
- Good vein selection and venipuncture skills are essential.
- Good verbal communication skills and the ability to effectively
discuss procedures and medical issues with patients, families, and
- Customer service experience, effective verbal communication and
public relation skills are preferred. A current valid driver's
license and good driving record are required. Ability to work on a
- Local Travel required.Physical Requirements:The duties are
representative of the essential functions of the position.
Operational flexibility is required to meet sudden and
unpredictable needs. Required to wear protective clothing such as
lab coats, gloves, face shields, etc. when there is exposure to
blood and blood products and/or where work location requires.
Ability to use a wide variety.Apply now! Joining our team will
provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.The
American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual
orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability,
protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic
protected by law.
The American Red Cross is a diverse nonprofit organization offering
its employee's professional development and growth opportunities, a
competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a collaborative
team spirit environment. To be considered for this position, please
visitwww.redcross.org/jobs to apply.To view the EEOC Summary of
Rights, click here: Summary of Rights
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