Job Description

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Location:
Blood Center Headquarters (La Concha)

Position Title:
Nurse Manager of Medical Apheresis

Hours Per Week:
40

Work Week:
Monday through Friday

Shift:
8a-5p

Driving Position:
Yes

GULF COAST REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER

   Location: 1400 LaConcha Lane, Houston Texas 77054) 

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TITLE:                                    Nurse Manager of Medical Apheresis

DEPARTMENT:                     Cellular, Apheresis and Transfusion Services

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Working under the general direction of the Director of Cellular, Apheresis and Transfusion Services, the position is responsible for specified clinical services, including apheresis procedures and collections (including collection of Peripheral Blood Stem Cells) and consultation as needed of a community-based transfusion safety program. Coordinates efforts to provide cellular therapy and related apheresis services for donors and patients.

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.

  • Coordinates medical apheresis and assists with transfusion safety activities with key personnel in The Blood Center and physician offices.
  • Performs apheresis and therapeutic apheresis procedures, including peripheral blood stem cell collections.
  • Supervises, directs and evaluates the work of staff assigned to the Medical Apheresis Program, including assigning and reviewing goals and performance. Models expected behaviors and customer service standards as well as ensure proper training and documentation of employees.
  • Responsible for the training, education, and competency programs of the staff.
  • Ensures regulatory compliance.
  • Assesses plans and participates in the delivery of care for therapeutic treatments and stem cell collections, monitoring adherence to established policies, protocols and regulatory standards.
  • 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, and other accrediting agency standards, including audit data forms.
  • Enforce The Blood Center's policies on EEO, Affirmative Action and Safety/Health

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Safety

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.

Attendance

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.

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.

Off Site Work

Must regularly work at off site locations and transport self to same.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Directly supervises employees in the Medical Apheresis program.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance in conjunction with the Chief Medical Officer and the Director of the Marrow Donor Program; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

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.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Graduate of an accredited School of Professional Nursing with current RN license in good standing. A minimum of three years related clinical, transfusion service, supervisory or quality assurance experience and/or training.  Prior project management or leadership experience preferred. Must have thorough knowledge of transfusion practices and related issues.  Must be able to serve as a clinical resource for apheresis procedures.  Familiarity with automation, i.e. apheresis and/or dialysis is desirable.  Experience with hematopoietic stem cell collections is desirable.  Effective venipuncture skills along with a comprehensive knowledge of pathophysiology, hemo-dynamics, fluid and electrolyte balance are preferred.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Current unrestricted Texas RN license or current unrestricted RN license from another state with the ability to acquire a Texas license within 90 days of hire. 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, and government regulations.  Ability to write standard operating procedures, educational materials, routine reports and correspondence, independently.  Ability to communicate effectively with patients, clients, laboratory/hospital staff, physicians, and other caregivers.  Able to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

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.

REASONING ABILITY:

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.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Computer literate: Microsoft Office

Excellent customer and interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written

Good attention to detail and accuracy

Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize own work.

Flexibility for handling a demanding, irregular schedule based on organizational needs.

Ability to work independently as well as with others in a team to ensure quality patient care

POSITION DRIVING STATUS:

Personal Vehicle Driver (formerly Select Non-Consultant)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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 the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to operate a computer and other office machinery and remain in a stationary position.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 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 close vision and distance vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to blood and/or blood components, as well as other biohazard materials.  The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  Job duties involve an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood with a risk of exposure to hepatitis and HIV.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 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 identity, 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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