Registered Nurse, RN
Job Description: 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 provide almost half of the nation's blood supply, as well as humanitarian relief at home and abroad. We turn compassion into action through the care we provide our blood donors, and the spirit of service we share with our colleagues. Learn more about the life-saving impact our employees have in their communities in this short video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg3XJCA8RQ0 If you share our passion for helping people, then join us in this excellent career opportunity. 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. Explain, as needed, clinical apheresis procedures to patients and their family and other attending healthcare professionals. Represent the American Red Cross to the community and internal customers by establishing and promoting a positive organizational and professional image. Complete necessary training and demonstrate competency to perform each job function. 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. Perform other duties as necessary. Qualifications Registered nurse 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. 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.