Transfusion Safety Officer (RN Administrative Coordinator)
Responsible for the administrative or programmatic management of designated functions for a specialized department/area.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Assess the needs of internal/external customers according to established professional standards and institutional guidelines/policy/procedure.
- Organizes and prioritizes services and activities considering the needs of the customers.
- Actively participates in quality improvement, program development and professional growth activities for self while assisting in the professional development of others.
- Evaluates effectiveness of services.
- Demonstrates leadership in the delivery of services.
- Provides for a safe environment and safe delivery of services.
- Education: Graduate of an accredited nursing program required. Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing Degree is preferred.
- Experience: 3 years relevant Registered Nurse experience.
- License/Certification: Licensed to Practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia required. American Heart Association (AHA) Health Care Provider BLS certification required. Valid Virginia Driver’s License (VADL) may be required.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.
GOALS FOR THE TSO – Develop a Comprehensive Patient Blood Management Program
- Review Massive Transfusion Protocols
- Work with the Transfusion Committee to change Transfusion Guidelines
- Act as the change agent for the revised Transfusion Guidelines (Best Practice Alerts in Epic)
- Participate in developing educational materials and providing clinically based education to residents, nursing staff, phlebotomist and attending physicians
- Serve as the primary clinical interface with clinicians and clinical units engaging in transfusions
- Manage the gathering and dissemination of information pertaining to adverse events
- Participate in the quality assurance process of the Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine Services
- Help with the planning for a Preoperative Anemia Clinic
- 3,000 red cell transfusions occurred in 2015 for patients with hemoglobin between 7.1 and 7.9. If the transfusion trigger was changed from hemoglobin 8 to 7 for inpatients, annual savings of $200,000 - $300,000.
- Decrease in blood wastage.
- Improve patient outcomes
To Apply: https://uvahealth.taleo.net/careersection/1/jobdetail.ftl?job=30768
Pay Range: 66,518.40 - 106,433.60
Primary Location: Charlottesville City-Charlottesville
1215 Lee St.
Job: Registered Nurse
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.