If interested in this opportunity, please visit www.mghcareers.org and apply for JOB ID 3099466
The BTS staff nurse is a registered nurse who is responsible for assuring competent, compassionate and professional nursing care for unique and highly specialized patients in the BTS Patient Services Division. The BTS consists of the following sub-specialties: therapeutic apheresis, stem cell collections, transfusions, intravenous infusions, therapeutic phlebotomies, autologous whole blood collections and extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) treatments. The staff nurse performs all adult and pediatric therapeutic apheresis procedures up to and including stem cell collections in a safe and competent manner. The staff nurse performs all blood component transfusions and intravenous infusions, safely and competently. The staff nurse is responsible for the registration and screening of therapeutic phlebotomy and autologous whole blood donors. The staff nurse is responsible for the collection of WB units on these patients.
The staff nurse is responsible for complete and accurate computer data entry of all blood components collected up to and including the stem cell collections.
The staff nurse collaborates with the nurse manager and the BTS nursing staff to ensure the highest quality patient care. The staff nurse often progresses to the role of resource nurse in one of the sub-specialty areas. The staff nurse shares daily operations resource nursing responsibilities with her/his colleagues. In this role he/she will complete the daily nursing assignment and ensure that it is carried out ensuring optimum patient coverage and safe patient care. The nurses meet daily to assess the daily assignment to ensure safe, adequate and efficient daily operations. The BTS staff is composed of 5 RN’s and 1 LPN. The Practice Manager, the Practice Support staff and BTS nursing collaborate collegially to provide safe and efficient patient care. The staff nurse is required to perform (24/7) standby coverage for emergency therapeutic apheresis procedures on a rotating basis with his/her colleagues. The staff nurse is actively involved in the orientation of new staff. The staff nurse collaborates with the nurse manager to ensure adequate and safe staff scheduling. The staff nurse often contributes to the development of standard operating procedures (SOPs). The staff nurse assists the nurse manager to ensure that all staff are current in their CPR certification, annual Fire/Safety, Infection Control, Standard Precautions reviews, TB testing and relevant educational opportunities.
Bachelors degree in Nursing Graduation must be from an accredited nursing program
Previous general medical – surgical nursing experience strongly preferred
Apheresis dialysis or IV therapy experience desirable
Critical Care Nursing skills preferred
Current valid Massachusetts’s licensure as a Registered Nurse.
Possess basic computer competency.
Has strong leadership skills.
Works well under pressure.
Adapt well to change(s).
Works well with staff of diverse educational and ethnic backgrounds.
Possess excellent inter-personal communication skills.
Possess excellent written communication skills.
Possess excellent customer service capabilities.
Has excellent materials management skills.
Able to lift objects weighing 25lbs or more.
Internal Number: 3099466
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