Inpatient Apheresis Registered Nurse - Will Train IN
Posted on: February 9, 2024
PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
The Apheresis RN spends 80% or more of their time providing
Apheresis treatments providing direct patient care in accordance to
company policies and procedures which includes FMCNA compliance
programs and contracted hospitals' policies and procedures. Areas
of practice are diverse, including, but not limited to, therapeutic
plasma exchange, RBC exchange and depletion, PLT and WBC
depletions, PBSC and WBC collections, Photopheresis, and LDL
apheresis. The Apheresis RN will partner with the hospital or
outpatient facility to provide quality care to the patient and
deliver care that provides a positive patient experience.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under limited supervision, applies considerable knowledge to
perform a broad range of tasks which include but are not limited to
direct patient care in multiple modalities not limited to
Responsible for direct patient care of assigned patients in the
hospital or outpatient location, providing the appropriate
treatment technique for assigned patients or donors as prescribed
in all apheresis modality procedures, as appropriately defined,
therapeutic plasma exchange, RBC exchange or depletion, WBC and PLT
depletions, PBSC and all types of WBC collections, Photopheresis,
LDL apheresis, and therapeutic phlebotomy.
Performs scheduled, un-scheduled and emergency Apheresis treatments
and other extra-corporeal therapies (Therapeutic and Donor) in the
assigned hospital(s) or outpatient locations, establishing priority
of care. Initiates, monitors, and discontinues prescribed
treatments and medication according to established FMCNA policies
Gives organized, concise shift reports for patients on as assigned.
Apply high level thinking skills to patient schedules to meet needs
of more critical patients due to labs, MD orders, availability of
access/replacement products or patient assessment.
Ensures adequate coverage of patient treatments and customer needs
through appropriate scheduling.
Travels outside regional area as necessary to help with coverage of
patient treatments to perform Apheresis or other extra-corporeal
Maintains a safe environment for self, patients and staff by
following universal infection control precautions in performing
patient care and handling of equipment.
Maintains current knowledge of the advancements in the Therapeutic
Apheresis by ensuring that the apheresis LMS modules are reviewed
Assesses patients' responses to therapeutic apheresis making
appropriate adjustments and modifications to the treatment plan as
indicated by the appropriately credentialed physician. Communicate
problems or concerns to the Inpatient Program Manager,
appropriately credentialed physician, patient hospital primary
nurse and others as indicated.
Assesses patients pre, during and post treatment to detect mild,
moderate and severe Apheresis and non-Apheresis related
complications, notifying the appropriate hospital personnel.
Responsible for the implementation, administration, monitoring, and
documentation of patient's response to prescribed treatment
modality, including appropriate notification of adverse reactions
to physician and blood supplier.
Delivers safe, effective care in a timely and efficient manner.
Reports all new or unusual incidents, information, complaints or
problems to the applicable Apheresis Managers and/or hospital
personnel, tracking and documenting all adverse events in
accordance with the Variance Reporting guidelines.
Accurately documents all pertinent treatment information in the
individual patient's record (ACES) and the hospital record, as
Completes appropriate training programs to successfully deliver
specific patient care to a variety of patients.
Utilizes the principles of growth and development to assess
patient's status, identifying each patient's relative requirements,
providing recommendations for the patient's plan of care.
Implements physician's orders and follows through
Ensures patient confidentiality.
Assists in the evacuation of patients in the event of emergency,
fire or disaster according to company and hospital policy and
Assists with, and performs all equipment preventative maintenance
date confirmations, cleans and disinfects machine surface, chair,
equipment, and surrounding areas between treatments according to
inpatient policies and procedures.
Conducts all tasks necessary for preparation for apheresis
treatments or collections and documents where appropriate.
Sets-up, monitors and discontinues use of Apheresis equipment,
blood warmer and other equipment used for related procedures
according to established standard operating procedure.
Assists with inventory control according to corporate and
department policy, manufacturer recommendations and regulatory
Manages and maintains supply inventory in an efficient and
cost-effective manner, documenting all inventory control.
Performs all required pre-treatment apheresis machine alarm testing
and documents information and equipment maintenance according to
Operates all related equipment appropriately and safely and
provides minor trouble shooting when necessary; efficiently
utilizes supplies to prevent waste.
Understands, conducts, and documents appropriately Apheresis
machine safety tests/alarms tests, equipment calibration, machine
safety tests, functional testing, and internal and external
disinfection on all machines and complies with the
documentation/notification standard per FMCNA polices.
Maintains a safe, neat, and adequately stocked supply and equipment
Reports all equipment and supply problems to repair personnel.
Completes and documents ongoing participation in QAI
Responsible for reporting all new or unusual incidents,
information, complaints, or problems to the Inpatient Program
Manager and other parties per the Adverse Event Reporting
requirements. May be assigned to other in-patient care on as needed
Acts as a resource for other staff members.
Participates in staff meetings and mandatory continuing education
as scheduled and participates in staff training and orientation as
Communicates effectively with physicians, supervisors, hospital
staff, coworkers, patients and families.
Recognizes and utilizes opportunities for patient and family
education specific to individual and family needs.
Maintains a positive working relationship with all company and
hospital staff members to ensure effective and efficient
Review and comply with the Code of Business Conduct and all
applicable company policies and procedures, local, state and
federal laws and regulations.
Assist with various projects as assigned by direct supervisor.
Other duties as assigned.
Additional responsibilities may include focus on one or more
departments or locations. See applicable addendum for department or
location specific functions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described
here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
Employees are required to take the Ishihara's Color Blindness test
as a condition of employment. Note that: Failing the Ishihara Test
for Color Blindness does not preclude employment. The Company will
consider whether reasonable accommodations can be made.
The position requires travel between assigned facilities and
various locations within the community.
Position requires on-call rotation including night, day, weekend,
The work environment is characteristic of a health care facility
with air temperature control and moderate noise levels.
May be potential for exposure to infectious and contagious
Position provides direct patient care which regularly involves
heavy lifting, moving of patient and/ or equipment > 200-lbs
(with mechanical assistance).
Current appropriate state licensure.
Must meet the practice requirements in the state in which
Certification in Apheresis Nursing is highly encouraged.
Peripheral vein cannulation abilities preferred.
Maintains acquired knowledge and remains current in advancements of
therapeutic apheresis, relative to inpatient care for hospitalized
patients requiring varied treatment modalities.
EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:
One year of RN experience required.
One-year of Apheresis or ICU/CCU/ED experience preferred.
Demonstrated strong assessment skills related to the critically ill
Successful completion of competency training course in theory and
practice of Therapeutic Apheresis and related procedures.
BLS CPR Recognition.
ACLS CPR Recognition preferred, but not required.
Demonstrates organizational and time management skills, and a
competency toward completing continuing and ongoing apheresis
Displays leadership skills and ability to direct and supervise
others (such as Technical, Clerical Staff).
Valid driver's license.
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