Apheresis Specialist RN – Per Diem
Under the direction of the Medical Director and the Director of Laboratory Operations, Apheresis Specialist RN has the responsibility to perform clinical apheresis procedures
- Utilizes apheresis equipment and following appropriate protocol
- Performs all phases of apheresis procedures and documentation per facility protocol and physician’s orders. Ensures safe and appropriate care of patient in accordance with applicable regulations and HIPAA guidelines
- Performs apheresis procedures as needed by appointment or on-call situations
- Coordinates closely with clinical team to arrange leukapheresis in conjunction with other required procedures to allow continuity of patient care
- Assesses patient status relative to leukapheresis, prior to and during procedures, and evaluate patient medication for compatibility and safety of apheresis procedure and determine when to contact the physician
- Manage patients/donor’s facility in compliance with regulatory guideline
- Maintains Quality Management System for compliance to regulatory requirement to operate apheresis
- Maintains the apheresis system according to manufacturer specifications
- Manages Inventories and supplies
The above list of essential functions, as outlined, are intended to be representative of the duties and responsibilities performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
*The company reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Job Qualifications & Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:
- Ability to effectively obtain peripheral access, utilize catheters, fistulas, grafts or power ports.
- Ability to comply with applicable SOP’s and FDA regulations.
- Ability to read and interpret technical procedures and patient related documentation.
- Ability to document on health records procedural information and patient tolerance.
- Ability to effectively discuss procedures and medical related issues within scope with patient, families, nurses, and physicians.
- Operates company vehicles in compliance with all applicable regulations.
- Ability to speak, write, read, and understand English.
- Ability to add and subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
- Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
- Ability to commute with personal transportation.
- Basic computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
- Graduated from an accredited School of Nursing (RN); Advanced degree desirable
- 3 years’ experience in the clinical specialty of apheresis, including donor apheresis collections
- 2+ years’ supervisory or project/program management experience preferred.
Certifications, Licenses, Registrations and Designations:
- Certified under the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) with Qualification in Apheresis (QIA)
- Current and valid California RN license, current BLS CPR certification, and a valid and clear driver’s license.
Benefits & Perks
- Competitive compensation
- Business casual work attire
- Fully stocked kitchen and much more!