RN --Blood Donor Center-Suburban Pavilion (40 hours/week, 1st & 2nd shift)
Lancaster General Hospital
5020 LAB-Blood Bank Donor Room
Laboratory - Blood Bank Donor Room
40 hours/week. 1st & 2nd shift. Hours vary weekly due to community blood drives. Rare Saturday blood drive but no Sunday or holiday hours. Hours can range from 4 am to 10 pm, but typically between 6 am and 9 pm depending on the blood drive. Must be willing to travel throughout Lancaster county. .
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Processes and evaluates prospective donors; performs donor phlebotomies and aids in donor recruitment. Prepares blood components from donated blood. Patient care includes care to patients in the following age groups: neonatal (birth to 30 days), pediatric (30 days through 12 years), adolescent (13 through 18 years), adult (19 through 64 years), and geriatric (65 years and above).
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:
- Serves as Primary RN for donor and patient care at the Donor Center and at all community blood drive sites handling onsite donor populations of 30-60 people in number. Triages multiple blood donor reactions and directs medical care as needed.
- Assigns, delegates and oversees other employees and clinicians to provide patient care at all community and fixed-site locations utilizing care plans, adverse reaction protocols and provides medical oversight liaison activities on behalf of the Blood Bank Medical Director while onsite.
- Administers post-phlebotomy care and performs patient assessments during donor vasovagal and adverse reaction situations. Provides all primary supportive care until EMS or patient/donor transfer arrangements are made from the donor site.
- Collects patient and donor comprehensive data pertinent to the care of the donor or patient including medical history and pre-existing conditions. Interprets patient data for other clinical staff.
- Provides leadership to other team members and is primary contact at community blood drives to maintain effective processes at the Donor Center and Community Blood Drive sites for a safe donation environment, maintenance of FDA requirements, staff assignments and effective workflow for pre-donation, donation and post-donation events.
- Adjusts staff schedule onsite and directs additional staff to site during periods of high volume and donor care acuity in conjunction with the Donor Center Supervisor.
- Assures that current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP’s) are maintained and implemented at all blood collection/manufacturing locations. Responds to FDA or other regulatory agencies when onsite.
- Completes LIS computer registration of donors and patients, checking all pertinent data for accuracy and interpreting donor deferral criteria for donor acceptance or rejection.
- Performs physical examination of homologous, autologous and directed donors, and evaluates patient and donor medical history according to AABB, FDA, and CAP laboratory guidelines.
- Performs and maintains excellent donor phlebotomy skills including verification and manufacturing checks for all blood product containers, labels and specimen collection tubes. Monitors donor for post-phlebotomy vasovagal and adverse reactions for immediate care.
- Performs therapeutic phlebotomy and apheresis procedures in the donor center or hospital in accordance with physician’s order and under the Blood Bank Medical Director’s approval.
- Performs donor plasma apheresis and platelet apheresis on apheresis machines following AABB, FDA and CAP regulatory guidelines. Performs appropriate manufacturing of products from these procedures.
- Develops and writes donor qualification and suitability procedures in accordance with FDA and other regulatory agencies. Verifies that donor qualification procedures are accurate and current for the department.
- Current licensure as a Registered Nurse, issued by the PA State Board of Nursing.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred. If this is a Magnet designated RN position, BSN or higher level nursing degree will be required by 12/31/19.
- CPR certification.
- One year phlebotomy, blood center collections, dialysis or apheresis experience preferred.
This position requires PA Child Abuse and FBI Fingerprinting Clearances.
This position requires a Professional License/Certification.
This position is located in Lancaster, PA.
Posted on 12/02/2019