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Candidate Home. 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:
Under the direction of the Medical Director and Apheresis
Supervisor/Manager has the responsibility 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.
1. Perform all phases of therapeutic apheresis procedures,
ensuring safe and appropriate care of patient.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Demonstrate knowledge and compliance with all ARC
departmental and organizational standard operating procedures,
policies, practices and regulations.
5. Explain, as needed, clinical apheresis procedures to patients
and their family and other attending healthcare professionals.
6. Represent the American Red Cross to the community and
internal customers by establishing and promoting a positive
organizational and professional image.
7. Complete necessary training and demonstrate competency to
perform each job function.
8. Assemble, restock, QC and maintain supplies and equipment in
a state of readiness to maintain a clean, safe and efficient work
Shift: 1st shift
Registered Nurse (RA) with current state licensure as required.
A minimum of one year experience in medical/surgical or critical
care nursing is required. Current CPR certification. 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. Previous apheresis or dialysis experience is preferred.
Customer service experience, effective verbal communication and
public relation skills are preferred. A current valid driver’s
license and good driving record are required.
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 of lab or medical equipment. Ability
to use a personal computer and applicable software for sustained
periods of time.
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 visit www.redcross.org/jobs to apply.
As one of the nation’s 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. We depend on the many
generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American
public to support our lifesaving services and programs.
At the American Red Cross, you will enjoy a collaborative work
culture committed to the diversity of our people, programs, and
services. We need people who want to contribute their individual
talents to help their neighbors locally, across the country, and
around the world. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an
experienced professional, if you share our passion for helping
people, join us in for a rewarding and challenging career
opportunity that support our mission.