Provide outstanding customer service to donors, patients, coworkers, guests, contracted partners and ordering physician’s office/facility thus ensuring the best possible donation experience and working environment. Adhere to established quality practices while continually seeking to improve and expand upon work performance and knowledge.
Serve as subject matter expert for all clinical donation/procedure types: Maintain complete familiarity with all departmental, organizational, and quality policies and procedures, as well as contracting agency/ vendor operating manuals.
Act as back up to the Clinical Services Coordinator to schedule/confirm all clinical donation appointments within required time frames and maintain all appointment schedules; Screen potential clinical patients/ donors, including autologous, directed/ dedicated donors, as well as therapeutic whole blood and double red cell patients according to SOP including registration/ Medical History Interview and vitals screening
Qualify therapeutic apheresis and cellular therapy patients according to SOP and contracting partner policy, including registration/ Medical History Interview and vitals screening, as applicable; serve as liaison between patients/ ordering physician, Clinical Services management to include WrB Medical Director and contracting agencies as needed.
Review all request forms, physician’s orders, patient history, medications and lab work, as applicable; Proactively consult with ordering physician, WrB management and Medical Director, as needed, including report of all out-of-range values for timely evaluation to minimize donor/ patient procedure impact; Assist Clinical Services Coordinator with Special Unit Handling documentation, as needed, working closely with Hospital Services and Recruitment staff to meet requirements.
Perform/assist with/oversee clinical/ special donations per SOP, including patient monitoring and assessment; Access central venous catheters (CVC), perform CVC flush and anticoagulation according to SOP; change CVC dressing as needed; instruct patients on CVC care as needed; administer blood products as ordered and per BTC and contracting hospital policy. Consult with Clinical Nurse Manager and/ or Medical Director, as needed for adverse reactions and/or emergency situations; Respond to patient/ donor reactions according to SOP and contracting facility policy: Identify/treat symptoms, administer medications as ordered; Assist patients with bladder needs, as required. Follow up on patient/ donor reactions according to SOP; serve on rotating call schedule for external clinical procedures with contracting facilities.
Accurately record all procedure results, patient/donor documentation and WrB Management/ MD/ vendor instructions in electronic database and/or legibly on required forms; review electronic/hard copy documentation, as appropriate, according to SOP; Adhere to cGMPs/cGTPs in all aspects of procedures, patient care, equipment maintenance and documentation
Work with the Clinical Services and WrB Management to meet institutional and departmental goals and objectives.
Execute special projects and other duties as assigned by Clinical Nurse Managers and/or VP of Clinical and Donor Services.
RN with active licensure in the State of Texas, CPR certification required. Minimum 1-year nursing experience in a hospital setting, oncology unit or clinic.
A minimum of three years donor qualification related functions in a blood center may be substituted for some clinical experience: Intensive care unit, ER, pediatrics, apheresis, dialysis and/or oncology experience preferred. Phlebotomy experience required.
Professional appearance and demeanor. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Must be at least 21 years of age, hold a valid Texas driver’s license, maintain an acceptable driving record and proof of liability insurance.
Ability to interpret and respond appropriately to sensitive/confidential information and situations.
Ability to stand for long periods.
Ability to maintain focus and make sound judgments in a busy/distracting environment. Ability to perform the same task repeatedly while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
Ability to read/follow SOPs, including external facility polices and to maintain complete/accurate records.
Ability to work well in a team environment.
Ability to lift to 50 pounds and assist with large equipment transportation using a ramp to contracted facilities in a company vehicle.
Ability to maintain on call responsibilities and flex set schedule to include evenings or alternate days of the week as needed; report to work as scheduled and adhere to all organizational time keeping policies.
Monday- Friday 8:30 am-5 pm or 7:30 am-4:30 pm, must be open to schedule changes as needed.
Internal Number: 1194
About We Are Blood
We Are Blood serves over 40 hospitals and medical facilities in a 10 county area. Our mission is to provide and protect the community blood supply, to inspire Central Texans to save lives locally, and to always treat everyone we serve as family. When you work here, you’re a vital part of helping to ensure that all Central Texans have access to life-saving blood when they need it!