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American Red Cross Therapeutic Apheresis Nurse Specialist - Part time in Statewide, Kentucky
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By joining the American Red Cross you will touch millions of lives every year and experience the greatness of the human spirit at its best. Are you ready to be part of the world's largest humanitarian network?
* As a condition of employment with American Red Cross, you are required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated for COVID 19 or qualify for an exemption, except in states where it is prohibited by law. Accordingly, employment is conditioned on providing proof of vaccination or having an approved exemption prior to starting employment *
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Bring your passion for nursing to a role that plays a direct part in our life-saving mission. Where your career can be a force for Good!
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 success.
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 Louisville area and can go outside the 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!
The American Red Cross requires all new hires to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. This means that all individuals working for the organization must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the start of their employment OR have begun the vaccination process before their start date. Upon being offered a position, individuals will be required to submit proof of vaccination. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons, you may qualify for an exemption. If seeking an exemption, you will be required to submit documentation and your request must be approved before being hired.
As part of the world's largest humanitarian network, the American Red Cross places top priority on the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, blood donors, and those who receive our aid and services. Our commitment to public health is unwavering-both during the COVID-19 pandemic and year-round.
Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.
The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Interested in Volunteering?
Life's emergencies don't stop, and neither do American Red Cross volunteers, who represent more than 90 percent of our workforce to help prevent and alleviate human suffering. You can make a difference by volunteering in a position that appeals to you and allows you to use your unique skills and talents. The Red Cross relies on generous volunteers who give their time and talent to help fulfill our lifesaving mission.
Visit redcross.org/volunteertoday to learn more, including our most-needed volunteer positions.
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