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Therapeutic Apheresis Nurse Specialist (RN)

Company: American Red Cross
Location: Tucson
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

_*WHY CHOOSE US?*_As one of the nations premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. When you join our team, you have a direct impact on a meaningful mission, and you can help save lives every day. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity. _*Work where your career is a force for good.*_We are committed to the diversity of our workforce and to delivering our programs and services in a culturally competent manner reflecting the communities we serve. Our work environment is collaborative, respectful, and inclusive with a focus on building allyship and a culture of belonging that empowers all team members. Come to learn, grow, and succeed while sharing your passion for making a difference.The Red Cross supports a variety of cultural and community resource groups for employees and volunteers. From the Ability Network, our Asian American & Pacific Islander Resource Group, the Latino Resource Group, and Red Cross PRIDE, to the Umoja African American Resource Group, our Veterans+ Resource Group, and the Womens Resource Group, these networks provide connections, mentoring and help give voice to important concerns and opinions.At the American Red Cross, your uniqueness can shine!_*WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW (Job Overview):*_At the American Red Cross, you have a direct impact on a meaningful mission. When you join our team, you can help save lives every day. Youll be part of a like-minded team that shares a passion for making a difference and a work environment that supports growth, learning, and success.This position is a unique opportunity to provide 1-on-1 care to patients in a specialty area (Therapeutic Apheresis). Our nurses get to work collaboratively with physicians and act that the go-between for the physician and the patient. You will get to travel to different hospitals and Red Cross sites around the Tucson area*. *We do the following procedures: plasma exchange, red cell exchange leukapheresis, stem cell harvests, photopheresis, therapeutic phlebotomies, platelet reductions, and white blood cell depletion._*WHERE YOUR CAREER IS A FORCE GOOD*_ (Key Responsibilities):* You will perform Apheresis procedures autonomously in multiple settings including critical care, emergency room, and freestanding outpatient centers.* Perform venipunctures, access central venous catheters, and access vortex and bard ports.* Perform all phases of therapeutic apheresis procedures (plasma exchange, red cell exchange, platelet, and white cell reduction, photopheresis, and hematopoietic progenitor cell collection), to ensure safe and appropriate care of the patient and explain, as needed, the procedures for patients and their family and other attending healthcare professionals.* Act as a consultant to external health care personnel about clinical apheresis.* Assess patient status relative to therapeutic apheresis, prior to and during procedures, utilizing the nursing process, 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.* Assemble, restock, QC, and maintain supplies and equipment in a state of readiness to maintain a clean, safe, and efficient work environment._*The American Red Cross will provide all necessary training. No experience is required.*_*Standard Schedule*: Variable 1st shift Monday to Friday- 40 hrs per week - Rotating on calls_*Pay Information: *_ We are offering a $7,000- Sign-On Bonus_*Note that American Red Cross salaries are aligned to the specific geographic location in which the work is primarily performed. Other factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include your specific skills, how many years of experience you have, and comparison to other employees already in this role.*__*WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED (Minimum Qualifications*_*): ** *Current state licensure as a Registered Nurse and CPR certification is required.** *Bachelors degree is preferred. ** *Two years experience in medical/surgical or critical care nursing, or related experience, is preferred. ** Previous apheresis or dialysis experience is preferred.* *Current CPR certification required. ** 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 relations skills are preferred.* *A current valid driver's license and a good driving record are required.*_*Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day by delivering lifesaving treatments and be at the forefront of cancer research!*__*BENEFITS FOR YOU:*_We take care of you, while you take care of others. As a mission-based organization, we believe our team needs great support to do great work. Our comprehensive benefits help you in balancing home and work. With our resources and perks, you have amazing possibilities at the American Red Cross to advance your learning.* Medical, Dental Vision plans* Health Spending Accounts & Flexible Spending Accounts* PTO + Holidays* 401K with 5% match* Paid Family Leave* Employee Assistance* Disability and Insurance: Short + Long Term* Service Awards and recognition_*Commitment to Your Health & Safety-COVID-19:*_The American Red Cross requires all new hires be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. This means that all individuals working for the organization must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the start of their employment OR have begun the vaccination process prior to their start date. Upon being offered a position, individuals will be required to submit proof of vaccination. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons, you may qualify for an exemption. If seeking an exemption, you will be required to submit documentation and your request must be approved prior to hire_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._NRSJob Type: Full-timeBenefits:* 401(k)* 401(k) matching* Dental insurance* Employee assistance program* Employee discount* Flexible spending account* Health insurance* Health savings account* Life insurance* Paid time off* Parental leave* Vision insuranceMedical specialties:* DialysisPhysical setting:* HospitalStandard shift:* Day shiftSupplemental pay types:* Differential pay* Overtime pay* Signing bonusSupplemental schedule:* On callWeekly schedule:* Monday to FridayExperience:* Med/Surge or Critical Care: 2 years (Preferred)License/Certification:* RN (Required)* Driver's License (Required)Work Location: On the roadby Jobble

Keywords: American Red Cross, Tucson , Therapeutic Apheresis Nurse Specialist (RN), Healthcare , Tucson, Arizona

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