Job Description

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Blood Center Headquarters (La Concha)

Position Title:
Medical Apheresis Nurse, RN

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Location: 1400 La Concha in Houston, Texas 77054

TITLE/CODE:                          Medical Apheresis RN/NURSE

DEPARTMENT:                       Medical Services



Reporting to the Nurse Manager of Medical Apheresis, this role is responsible for performance of apheresis procedures on donors, patients, and biotherapy research participants, while following specific protocols.  Applies nursing care with patients and donors to maintain safety and comfort. Responsible for appropriate maintenance of apheresis associated equipment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned. Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

  • Oversees, evaluates, performs and documents leukapheresis procedures according to policy/procedure
  • Assists in the development and review of new procedures and policies pertaining to the Medical Apheresis program and clinical trials  
  • Performs general nursing duties, phlebotomy, peripheral IV and CVC care
  • Administers medications and monitors injections of mobilizing agents for PBSC donors, as necessary
  • Performance of consenting donors for apheresis and cellular therapy collections
  • Evaluates and maintains Medical Apheresis program technical procedures and policies as appropriate
  • Communicates with physicians/health care providers regarding donor/patient status
  • Responsible for remaining current on national Standards and trends in apheresis and cellular therapy, and assisting with gap analysis for departmental updates
  • Assists in orienting and training other staff members
  • Maintains adequate knowledge of medical terminology, disease processes, pharmaceuticals, and essential laboratory tests
  • Adheres to policies, procedures and standards within regulatory compliance, budgetary specifications, including time management, productivity, and accuracy of practice; ensures an adequate supply inventory
  • Maintains all records required by AABB, FDA, FACT and other accrediting agency or vendor standards, including procedure/patient care data forms
  • Performs required apheresis equipment maintenance 
  • Performs equipment daily checks, quality control, validations, and preventive maintenance (regular and scheduling) in the Medical Apheresis area



Must not pose a direct threat or significant risk of substantial harm to the safety or health of himself/herself or others.  Must comply with all applicable safety rules and policies and be willing to report actual and potential safety violations to the appropriate supervisor or manager.


Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such level as is determined in The Blood Center’s sole discretion.

Regular Hours

Full time:  must be regularly available to work at least 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week, or such other days or hours per week as The Blood Center determines are necessary to meet business needs.

On Call

Must be available to be ‘on call’ as required.

Overtime (applicable only to non-exempt positions)

Must be available and willing to work such overtime per day or per week as The Blood Center determines is necessary or desirable to meet business needs.

Weekend and Holidays

Must be available and willing to work such weekends and holidays as The Blood Center determines are necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.



This job has no supervisory responsibilities.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Graduate of accredited School of Professional Nursing with current RN license in good standing. Minimum of 3 years of recent direct patient care nursing experience, preferably in an acute-care setting.  Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in vascular access devices (hemodialysis catheters) and care.  Proficiency in peripheral intravenous access is required. Prior RN experience in apheresis and/or acute/chronic dialysis is preferable but not required.


Current unrestricted Texas RN license or current compact RN license.   Certified in Basic Life Support or ACLS(Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support)


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence, independently.  Ability to communicate effectively with patients, patients’ families, physicians, and other caregivers.  Able to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.


Ability to react appropriately to a critical situation.  Strong problem-solving skills. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Computer literate: Microsoft Office

Good interpersonal communication skills

Good attention to detail and accuracy

Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize own work

Ability to work with others in a team to ensure quality donor/patient care




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing this job, employees must be able to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 pounds. Employees are required to be familiar with and abide by the team lift requirements as specified in the Safety Program. Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision, close vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The 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.

EEO Statement

The Blood Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  Qualified applicants for positions are considered without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identi t y, transgender status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status, genetic testing results or any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable law, statute, regulation or Executive Order.

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