Under general supervision, participates in implementation of apheresis procedures according to unit specific policies/procedures. Provides specialized nursing care and supervision to other licensed and unlicensed employees in this unit. Provides evaluation, review, and revision of apheresis related protocols, budgets and coordinates plans for professional staff development within the unit, the Medical Center, and the Community.
Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing with two years' applicable nursing experience in an acute care setting; or, the equivalent of one year Oncology In-Service training.
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION:
Current license as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of North Carolina and Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification required. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification required within one year of hire. Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) certification preferred.
1. Performs all phases of apheresis procedures, ensuring safe and appropriate care of patient.
2. Assesses patient status relative to apheresis, prior and during procedures, utilizing nursing process. Patient assessment includes laboratory testing results and other clinically significant procedures.
3. Coordinates closely with physicians and nurses to arrange apheresis treatments and facilitates coordinated care. Evaluates patient medication for compatibility and safety of apheresis procedure and determines when to contact the physician.
4. Demonstrates knowledge and compliance with all departmental and organizational standard operating procedures, policies, practices and regulations.
5. Provides clinical apheresis procedures to patients, families, and other attending healthcare professionals.
6. Represents Wake Forest Baptist Health to the community and internal customers by establishing and promoting a positive organizational and professional image.
7. Completes necessary training and demonstrates competency to perform each job function.
8. Assembles, restocks, and maintains supplies and equipment in a state of readiness to maintain a clean, safe and efficient work environment.
9. Knowledge of multiple services and disease processes including labs related to the disease.
10. Participates in clinical research protocols including:
a. Protocol data collection, testing, evaluation, and analysis
b. Patient billing files relative to special grants
c. Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) certifications
11. Performs other responsibilities incidental to the work described herein.
Works autonomously with the ability to react and intervene as per SOPs in a critical or emergent situation
Team player within the small group of nurses in the unit
Knowledge of the Spectra Blood Cell Separator, as well as the mechanics of the Spectra/Optia and Photopheresis machines including ability to trouble shoot alarms
Ability to prioritize work activities to achieve goals in a timely manner
Accessible to take high volume rotating call including nights, holidays, and weekends
Potential exposure to contamination with bloody or bodily fluids
Required to wear personal protective equipment
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X Reaching with arms
X Finger and hand dexterity
Lifting, carrying, pushing and or pulling:
X 20 lbs. maximum
X 50 lbs. maximum
X 100 lbs. maximum
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