Therapeutic Apheresis Nurse (PRN):
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

21962-en_US
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta Georgia
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Description

Work Schedule:  Variable shifts including on call, weekends, nights and holidays
Employment Type:  PRN

JOB SUMMARY

A Therapeutic Apheresis Nurse performs the nursing process while providing direct patient care in a safe and effective manner that promotes quality patient outcomes. In accordance with established policies, procedures, and regulations, the role is responsible for performing clinical apheresis procedures. These procedures may include, but are not limited to, red cell exchanges, plasma exchanges, platelet and white cell reductions, photopheresis and hematopoietic progenitor cell collections. The Therapeutic Apheresis Nurse performs these functions as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.  

 

Perform all duties and responsibilities in compliance with standard operating procedures, Safety Quality Identity Potency Purity (SQUIPP), regulations outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Clinical Laboratory Information Act (CLIA), College of American Pathologists (CAP), American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), Joint Commission (JCAHO), and other applicable Federal, State and Local regulations.

EDUCATION

  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing; BSN preferred; ADN with experience

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • Current license in the state of Georgia as a Registered Nurse
  • BLS certification required within 30 days of hire
  • PALS Certification within one year of hire date

EXPERIENCE*

  • Two years’ clinical experience (3,000 hrs.) OR ADN with 3 years’ experience (4,500 hrs.)
  • Previous apheresis or dialysis experience with preference in a neonatal, cardiac, and/or pediatric care setting preferred

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

NA

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Completes orientation and Initial Assessment of Competency successfully by determined due date
  • Completes mandatory education and annual competency assessment requirements as defined by unit and system by due date
  • 75% attendance at staff meetings, if applicable

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance

Bending/Stooping - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)

Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.

Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Walking - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)

Standing - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 28 neighborhood locations and a total of 638 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 70 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for thirteen consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country. Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Requisition #:  21962     
Location:  Scottish Rite  -  1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30342
Function:  Nursing - Nursing-Bedside

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