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Registered Nurse (RN) Full-time

at Beacon Biologics - Versiti Blood Center - Texas Texas in Texas (Published at 08-08-2022)

Perform Therapeutic Apheresis procedures for patients in surrounding hospitals and/or perform Cellular Therapy product collections for patients/donors in surrounding hospitals and state headquarters.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

· Performs Allogeneic Cellular Therapy product collections, which may include Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells (HPC) and Mononuclear Cell (MNC) product collections, according to SOPs, manufacturer Operator Manuals, cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices), cGTP (current Good Tissue Practice), and all applicable standards per accreditation agencies*

· Perform apheresis procedures and cell therapy collections related to research studies, as applicable*

· Performs Filgrastim injections for HPC donors

· Appropriately documents all donor related activities in donor medical record, which may include Computerized Patient Record

· Assists with departmental projects, which may include research, data collection, and quality projects, as assigned

· Provides mentorship for newer staff

· Assists with training newer staff

· Contributes to a team environment, which may include (but is not limited to) Versiti Physicians, Department Management, Nurses, support staff, and/or Quality Specialists, in order to provide a safe and positive donor experience

· Supports and demonstrates Versiti mission, vision, and values, as well as department goals

· Understands how applicable laws, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures impact specific job responsibilities and functions and performs assigned job functions in accordance with them to include those set forth by the FDA, HIPAA, AABB (American Association of Blood Banks), ASFA (American Society for Apheresis), FACT (Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy), and hospital standards/requirements.

· Supports and demonstrates a customer service commitment to internal and external customers through adherence to Versiti customer service standards and processes.

· Maintains competence through attendance at mandatory and other job-related educational opportunities

· Participates in Quality Assurance activities

· Contributes to Continuous Improvement initiatives

· Reviews Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), as needed

· Performs procedural data collection, as needed

· Additional duties, as assigned

*Exact procedures may vary depending on state

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

· Bachelor?s degree, associate degree, or RN Diploma in Nursing required

· Bachelor?s degree preferred

· Valid Registered Nursing license required per designated state

· BLS Certification required

· Valid Driver?s License required for designated State and access to a vehicle

· Certification in Qualification in Apheresis (QIA) preferred

· American Society for Apheresis (ASFA) membership preferred

Experience

  • Three years RN experience
  • Three years full time apheresis experience or five years part time apheresis experience preferred

Skills and Knowledge

· Excellent interpersonal communication and rapport-building skills including the ability to listen actively and respond with empathy, tact, and sensitivity

· Ability to communicate and collaborate with others in challenging and stressful situations as well as conflict resolution skills

· Good organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks at one time while maintaining attention to detail

· Flexibility and dedication for handling a demanding, irregular schedule and stressful situations

· Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

· Effective problem solving and decision-making skills which demonstrate good judgment

· Commitment to providing an exceptional patient/donor experience

· ability to apply the basic concepts of nursing, such as pathophysiology, hemo-dynamics, fluid and electrolyte balance

· Effective communication skills, either in person or via phone, text, and email

Tools and Technology

  • Spectra Optia® Apheresis System
  • Accessory equipment (IV pumps, blood warmers, non ? invasive blood pressure monitor)
  • Personal Computer/Laptop and/or tablets
  • Smartphone
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Knowledge and/or experience with hospital based Computerized Patient Record systems (Cerner, EPIC, etc.) preferred

Our Vision:

We will expand the frontiers of patient health through the integration of science, medicine, and service.

Equal Opportunity Employer. This company will provide equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Medical Specialty:

  • Critical & Intensive Care

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Austin, TX 78758: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:

  • Nursing: 1 year (Required)

License/Certification:

  • BLS Certification (Required)
  • RN (Required)

Work Location: One location



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