Apheresis Nurse II - BSN - Full Time Days

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7135748 (Ref:10020768)

Posted: March 23, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope’s specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation’s “Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.

City of Hope’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Position Summary

Performs donor phlebotomy and donor apheresis, OR therapeutic apheresis. Assists in training new employees. Participates in quality assurance activities to continually ensure safety of the blood supply and provide the highest quality of service/care. Demonstrates a caring and professional manner at all times.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs donor phlebotomy, donor and therapeutic apheresis according to Donor Apheresis Center standard operating procedures.
  • Participates in standard operating procedure validation and recommends changes prior to implementation.
  • Maintains knowledge of rationale and techniques relating to blood collection and apheresis.
  • Assists in training new employees and retraining current employees, serves as a resource person for the Apheresis Nurse I and LVNs
  • Participates in the design of Donor Center trials and maintains records. Gathers statistical data, assists in writing summary reports.
  • Participates in quality assurance activities to continually ensure safety of the blood supply and provide high quality service to internal and external customers.
  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reviewing current literature, attending inservice meetings, and workshops.
  • Reviews all patient/donor information and product data. Identifies abnormal values and initiates follow up.
  • Assesses donor/patient condition during apheresis procedures and whole blood donation; recognizes and treats reactions according to standard operating procedures.
  • Promotes team work among staff and effectively communicates department issues to the supervisors.
  • Performs preventative maintenance and quality control on facility equipment as assigned; reports outliers to supervisors.
  • Maintains complete and accurate records of Donor Center procedures and activities including, but not limited to donor/patient records, equipment maintenance and quality control, error/incident/quality monitoring reports, and customer complaints.
  • Prioritizes workflow, readily adapts to changes in assignment, and completes work in a timely manner.
  • Reviews pertinent departmental standard operating procedures annually and as needed.
  • Maintains current nursing licensure, CPR and annual safety certification.
  • Performs tests requesting for donor/patient and product testing using Sunquest Laboratory Information Systems.
  • Participates in off-site blood drives as assigned.
  • Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, including adherence to the workplace Code of Conduct and Compliance Plan. Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • Three years experience in blood donor collections and/or apheresis procedures. Experience in training or as a preceptor preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing

Required Certification/Licensure:

  • Current California RN License
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR Card through American Heart Association

Preferred education experience and skills:

  • Apheresis experience

Additional Information:

As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.

Additional Compensation Information:

Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $55.74 - $80.82 / hour

The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.

City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.

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