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Professional Registered Nurse - Apheresis Nurse

Company: Lowell General Hospital
Location: Boston
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

The Apheresis Nurse employed in The Neely Cell Therapy and Collection Center is responsible for health maintenance, teaching, counseling, planning, delivery and management of direct patient care. Translate the philosophy, objectives, policies and procedures of the Tufts Medical Center into effective action. # Responsibilities: Clinical Practice: Demonstrates clinical expertise, integrating nursing theory and practice.# Employs evidence based practice in decision-making and patient care.# Utilizes the nursing process for the delivery and management of patient#s care across the continuum of care appropriate to the developmental age of the patient population. Collaborates with primary and associate nurses and other members of the health care team related to patient plan of care. Develops and monitors systems that promote and support primary nursing practice. Provides consultation to patients, family members and nursing staff as issues arise regarding the patient#s hospitalization or care experience. Utilizes the quality assurance and performance improvement process to assess the response to nursing care from patients, families and others. Uses clinical skills to provide ongoing assessment and evaluation of nursing care. Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients# needs are met and hospital policy is followed.# Maintains open communication with managers whose departments provide support services to the clinical area in order to ensure the appropriate level of service at all times. Evaluates and communicates to manager and clinical leader the changing needs of the unit, including staffing requirements. Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function well under stressful situations. # Professional Environment: Demonstrates leadership skills appropriate to position#s responsibilities. Responsible for maintaining a clean and safe working environment and to ensure that supplies are stocked and maintained (apheresis, transfusion, phlebotomy, medication drawers and code cart). Takes part in performing and interpreting Quality Control. Participates in professional development and continuing educational activities. Knowledgeable and responsible for the following guidelines and regulations: # Code of Federal Regulations # FDA # FACT # AABB Standards Knowledgeable of the Neely Cell Therapy and Collection Center Policy and Procedure Manuals. Maintains good patient rapport during procedures so as to address any questions and/or concerns. Systematically assess health status of individuals and record the related health data. Analyze and interpret data and make informed judgments. Collaborate, communicate, and cooperate as appropriate with other health care providers to ensure quality and continuity of care. Collaborates with other members of the unit management team in developing practice guidelines, competencies and unit specific procedures. Documents the patient assessment and plan of care and meets all unit documentation standards. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served in The Neely Cell Therapy and Collection Center. Remains knowledgeable about equipment and utilizes equipment in a safe manner. Facilitates cooperative and collaborative relationships among the various disciplines and departments to ensure effective quality patient care delivery. Maintains a collaborative work relationship with peers and colleagues in order to create a positive work environment. Keeps current with literature regarding changing practices, interventions and research in patient care. Participates in the training of students and new staff members. Demonstrates administrative and leadership skills appropriate to position#s responsibilities. Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed. # Requirements: Bachelor#s degree in Nursing required. Current MA Registered Nurse license required. 3+ years of demonstrated clinical competence in relevant area of nursing practice. Employees aseptic technique and is able to access and maintain ports and access catheters. Perform outpatient blood component transfusion. Perform autologous, directed donor, and research blood collections. Perform therapeutic phlebotomy and isovolumetric reductions. Perform therapeutic leukophereis, plateletpheresis and erythopheresis and plasmapheresis procedures. Perform HPC,A autologous and allogeneic collections. Perform extracorporeal photopheresis techniques. Responsible for monitoring and managing patient care during above procedures and for the recognition and treatment of complications and reactions. Responsible for set-up, prime, operation, and troubleshooting of apheresis and photopheresis equipment utilized during above procedures. Responsible for maintenance and quality control of above equipment in accordance with manufacturer#s guidelines.#

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