Therapeutic Apheresis RN (Procedural Nursing)

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Description This full-time Therapeutic Apheresis Registered Nurse (RN) will be trained to perform Therapeutic Apheresis procedures (Plasma Exchanges, Red Cell Exchanges, Platelet depletions and Leuko-depletions) on adults and pediatric patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. These apheresis procedures are used to treat approximately 84 different xe2x80x9cblood relatedxe2x80x9d diseases such as Sickle Cell Disease, Antibody Mediated Transplant Rejections, Myasthenia Gravis, Guillan-Barrexe2x80x99 Syndrome, and Acute Leukocytosis to name a few. Other duties include assisting with department support functions, Site maintenance/organization, and quality assurance efforts. New Grad RNs who accept a position are eligible for our Loan Repayment program offering up to $15,000 . Please ask your recruiter for details! Position Summary Provides safe efficient age specific nursing care to patients/families using the nursing process in order to assist them to attain, maintain, regain, and sustain optimal health status. Essential Functions Implements the nursing process by delivering effective relationship based nursing care. Demonstrates technical skills in care delivery that result in safe practice and positive care outcomes. Demonstrates clear communication and effective collaboration to optimize patient care and clinical operations. Develops self and contributes to the professional practice of nursing. Displays leadership that influences optimal clinical and operational outcomes. Required For All Jobs Performs other duties as assigned. Complies with all policies and standards. For specific duties and responsibilities, refer to documentation provided by the department during orientation. Must abide by all requirements to safely and securely maintain Protected Health Information (PHI) for our patients. Annual training, the UH Code of Conduct and UH policies and procedures are in place to address appropriate use of PHI in the workplace. Qualifications Education Graduate of an accredited nursing program required. Previous work experience in an Apheresis or Dialysis setting strongly preferred. Licenses and Certifications Current RN licensure in the State of Ohio required Professional Certification from approved organization preferred Current BLS and ACLS Provider Certification, issued by the American Heart Association or must be obtained during Nursing Orientation Physical Demands Standing Frequently Walking Frequently Sitting Rarely Lifting Frequently 50 lbs Carrying Frequently 50 lbs Pushing Frequently 50 lbs Pulling Frequently 50 lbs Climbing Occasionally 50 lbs Balancing Occasionally Stooping Frequently Kneeling Frequently Crouching Frequently Crawling Occasionally Reaching Frequently Handling Frequently Grasping Frequently Feeling Constantly Talking Constantly Hearing Constantly Repetitive Motions Constantly Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination Constantly

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