Therapeutic Apheresis Nurse Specialist
- Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Bring your passion for nursing to a role that plays a direct part in our life-saving mission.
Join the Red Cross Biomed Team!
At the American Red Cross, you have a direct impact on a meaningful mission. When you join our Biomedical team, you can help save lives every day. You’ll be part of a like-minded team that shares a passion for making a difference and a work environment that supports growth, learning, and succeeding.
This position is a unique opportunity to provide 1-on-1 care to patients in a specialty area (Therapeutic Apheresis). Our nurses get to work collaboratively with physicians and act that the go-between for the physician and the patient. You will get to travel to different hospitals and Red Cross sites around the Portland, OR area. We do the following procedures: plasma exchange, red cell exchange leukapheresis, stem cell harvests, photopheresis, therapeutic phlebotomies, platelet reductions, and white blood cell depletion.
Under the direction of the Medical Director and regional/ divisional program lead, has the responsibility to manage patient care for patients undergoing clinical apheresis procedures and donor apheresis collections. Act as a clinical consultant to the ordering physician in the treatment planning process.
Perform Apheresis procedures autonomously in multiple settings including critical care, emergency room, and freestanding outpatient centers. Perform venipunctures, access central venous catheters, and access vortex and bard ports. Act as a consultant to external health care personnel about clinical apheresis. The American Red Cross will provide all necessary training.
- Registered Nurse with current state licensure as required.
- A minimum of two years’ experience in medical/surgical or critical care nursing, or related experience, is preferred.
- Previous apheresis or dialysis experience is preferred.
- Current CPR certification required.
- Good vein selection and venipuncture skills are essential.
- Good verbal communication skills and the ability to effectively discuss procedures and medical issues with patients, families, and physicians.
- Customer service experience, effective verbal communication, and public relations skills are preferred.
- A current valid driver's license and a good driving record are required.
Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day by delivering lifesaving treatments and be on the forefront of cancer research!
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