Clinical Apheresis Nurse I

Austin, TX

Job status
Full time
Paid personal time, Paid holidays, 401K / Retirement plan, Disability Insurance, Vision Insurance, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Health Insurance
Job description
Our Clinical Services Program works closely with physician offices and hospitals to meet the needs of patients referred to make cellular therapy collections or apheresis treatments. We are hiring a Clinical Apheresis Registered Nurse to perform these procedures and oversee patients throughout the process.
1.Perform stem cell collections for oncology patients at We Are Blood office.
2.Perform red blood cell and plasma exchanges acutely in ICU/IMC setting with contracting facilities
3.Qualify therapeutic apheresis and cellular therapy patients according to established organizational procedures and contracting partner policies.
4.Review all request forms, physician’s orders, patient history, medications and lab work, as applicable.
5.Assess and monitor patients while they undergo their procedure.
6.Respond to reactions, identify/treat symptoms, administer medications as ordered, and assist with bladder needs, as required.
7.Access central venous catheters (CVC), perform CVC flush and anticoagulation; change CVC dressing; instruct patients on CVC care.
8.Accurately record all procedure results, documentation and issued instructions in database and/or on required forms.
9.Serve as liaison for patients and ordering physicians
10.Participate in rotating call schedule for external clinical procedures with contracting facilities. Regular schedule can be flexible with a minimum of 30 hours up to 40 hours per week for benefits
11.Other duties as assigned.
•Must have an active unencumbered RN licensure in the State of Texas and hold a CPR certification.
•Must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid Texas driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance, and an acceptable driving record.
•Must be able to work a flexible full-time work schedule and have availability to participate in the rotating evening/weekend on-call schedule. (30 hours a week guaranteed.)
•Must have at least one year nursing experience in a hospital setting, oncology unit or clinic required.
•ICU, ER, pediatrics, apheresis, dialysis and/or oncology experience preferred. (On the job training is performed for apheresis.)
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills needed.
•Possess compassionate interpersonal skills and excellent customer service skills.

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