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Registered Nurse

Company: American Red Cross
Location: Tucson
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

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 humanitarian network?

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 this short video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cldo1m5z-Ds&t=15sJob 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 Responsibilities

  • 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 physician.
  • 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 environment.
  • 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 preferred.
    • 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 physicians.
    • 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 team.
    • 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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