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Manager, Laboratory Services – Blood Bank Tansfusion Operations

UTMB Health is a modern health sciences center with world-renowned research facilities and a dynamic network of hospitals and clinics located throughout the Gulf Coast region of Texas, and we are searching for an experienced manager to join our Laboratory Services – Blood Bank Transfusion Operations.

As a member of our team, you will have the support of an organization that values your contributions and the tools and resources you need to provide outstanding care and to build a rewarding career. You will also benefit from a competitive salary package, free employee medical insurance, state retirement program with employer contributions and paid time off.

If you have the heart and talent to do great things, UTMB Health is where you belong. Apply now at https://utmb.us/1y2  or visit www.utmb.edu/utmbliving to learn more about our growing patient care family and what the Galveston/Houston area has to offer.

Position Summary:

This position develops, directs and manages the Blood Bank to effectively meet departmental and institutional objectives, providing administrative and technical skills necessary to operate a major patient service division.  Position is responsible for hiring and staff management;  fiscal management and budgeting; accreditation and compliance; and process/performance improvement.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, or an appropriately related field, from a regionally accredited college/university.
  • Five years of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in the U.S., Canada or a CAP/The Joint Commission accredited laboratory. This experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree and be under the supervision of a pathologist certified by the American Board of Pathology or an appropriately board certified medical scientist.
  • MT/MLS certification by American Society for Clinical Pathology ASCP.
  • Certification as a Specialist in Blood Banking (ASCP) and at least three years of lab supervisory experience.
  • Leadership skills essential to lead and work in an effective and collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically within a diverse and multi-functional team.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to successfully function in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment.

Interested individuals should apply online at https://utmb.us/1y2 and submit their CV and the names of three references to:

Barbara Bryant, MD
Professor and Vice Chair, Pathology
Medical Director, Transfusion Medicine
The University of Texas Medical Branch
bbryant@utmb.edu

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Posted 06/13/17

 

Therapeutic Apheresis Nurses Needed!

If you are looking for a challenging, yet rewarding career, OneBlood is currently recruiting for Therapeutic Apheresis Nurses (RN) to perform clinical apheresis procedures in various hospitals around Florida. 

Applicants must have an associate’s degree from an accredited college or university and one year of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.  Applicants must also have a current and valid Florida RN license, current BLS CPR certification, and a valid and clear driver’s license.  To apply and view a complete Job Description of these positions, go to www.oneblood.org and click on the Careers tab.  OneBlood, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disability.

Posted 06/14/17

 
Medical Technologists Needed

OneBlood is currently recruiting for Medical Technologists to work in our Reference and Compatibility Laboratories in Florida.  These positions perform basic through advanced testing procedures on patient and/or donor samples and interpret results in accordance with regulatory guidelines and organizational policies and procedures. 

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in a biological science or related scientific field from an accredited college or university or an equivalent combination of education, certification, training and/or experience. Applicants must also have a valid and current Florida Clinical Laboratory Technologist license, or eligible, in Immunohematology or Blood Banking.  To apply and view a complete Job Description of these positions, go to www.oneblood.org and click on the Careers tab.  OneBlood, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disability.

Posted 06/13/17

 

Chief Medical Officer

The Oklahoma Blood Institute, a large, innovative and quickly growing regional blood center servicing Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and beyond, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chief Medical Officer.

Successful candidates will need to be board certified/board eligible physicians with significant experience in hematology, transfusion medicine, cellular therapy or related fields.  This position is ideal for visionary leaders who are also comfortable in a fast-paced, results-oriented professional environment.  

In this role, the CMO will lead multiple physicians and a large clinical staff and will guide multiple departments, encompassing, immunohematology (with hospital transfusion services responsibilities), therapeutic apheresis, cellular therapy, cord blood, “Be The Match” (registry and harvest), donor research, and other activities.

If you are an outgoing, forward thinking doctor with these qualifications and are looking for a position that has direct impact on patient care and donor health we would like to hear from you.  This is your opportunity to shape initiatives that will improve transfusion care, cell-based therapeutics, community health, and research infrastructure on regional, national and international levels.  Visit www.obi.org for a preview of your future.

Oklahoma Blood Institute provides a very competitive salary and benefits package including Health, Dental, Vision, Life, LTD, Flex Plan, PTO leave, Tuition Reimbursement and 401(k) Plan.

Please apply in confidence to: Oklahoma Blood Institute, Attention: Director of Human Resources, 1001 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73104 or email your CV to joseph.mcneil@obi.org, or fax to (405) 278-3150. EOE M/F/D/V Drug-Free Environment

Posted 05/09/17

 

Cellular Therapy Technologist 1 (CTT1)

Carter Bloodcare is looking for a Cellular Therapy Technologist 1 (CTT 1) who will participate in activities in the Stem Cell Processing Department (Department).  These activities include, but may not be limited to, cellular therapy (CT) processing, performing and troubleshooting quality control of reagents and equipment, participating in educational instruction of students and new employees, familiarity and full compliance with all CT and general laboratory regulations, and participating in design and implementation of new methodology for processing CT products.  By accomplishing these duties the CTT 1 helps to ensure that daily operations in the Department meet and follow all established guidelines and provide excellence in service and patient care.

EDUCATION

– MT (ASCP)/equivalent or eligible with certification attained within 90 days of hire

– Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology or a related field in laboratory science

EXPERIENCE

– One year of experience as a medical technologist (preferred)

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

– Good written and verbal communication skills

– Basic blood banking knowledge

– Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

– Excellent attention to detail

– Very strong customer service practices

– Advanced computer skills (Microsoft Word and Excel strongly desired)

– Ability to work independently and make sound reasonable decisions based on level of experience and training

– Excellent math skills

– Pleasant, courteous, flexible professional personality and appearance

– Effectively communicate and work as a team player

– Ability to effectively and politely communicate with peers and all levels of management, physicians, and healthcare personnel

Carter Bloodcare is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer. CBC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants and will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an employee’s or applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic, and veteran or disability status.   In addition to federal law requirements, Carter BloodCare complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.  CBC is a Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Posted 03.30.17

 

Clinical Laboratory Scientist – IRL Technologist

Location: Norcross, GA

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

Responsible to perform Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology Reference Laboratory processes assigned to the department.  Recognize unusual test results and resolve discrepancies.  Maintain knowledge of all current theories and principals required to perform effectively.  Maintain excellent communication with the Department and other Laboratory Services personnel.

Education:

Requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work relative to the field of assignment. The required major is Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology or equivalent.

Experience:

Requires one year of transfusion medicine or IRL experience.

Certification:

Certified MT, CLS, or MLS required

BB preferred

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Consistently and competently perform all assigned departmental duties. May perform Pre-Analytical tasks [receipt, qualification, and preparation of samples for testing] and complex testing on patients, donors, and/or biologic products.

Evaluate test results in an accurate and timely manner, and recognize and report unusual test

Analyze quality control data and resolve discrepancies.

Operate equipment utilizing established protocols and within quality control limits.

Recognize equipment malfunctions and/or technical problems and take appropriate steps to use independent judgment and/or knowledge to resolve highly complex problems.  For issues unable to be resolved will escalate to appropriate department technical specialist or

Maintain strict adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Prepare and maintain reports/records and perform computer data entry.

Maintain departmental supplies within established inventory levels.

Commit to and embrace the mission, vision, and core values of QualTex Laboratories:

      • Positive work attitude

      • Respect for co-workers and management staff

      • Excellent customer service [for both internal and external customers]

      • Adherence to all safety, regulatory, and quality requirements

      • Continuous improvement

Participate in continuing education and attend meetings as required.

Assist with training and/or mentoring of new employees and/or volunteers.

Participate in team-oriented work projects for the development and implementation of strategic initiatives, validations, process improvements, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Department specific functions for patient/donor/source plasma specimens:

      • Perform ABO/Rh, antibody screens, routine and 30 day pre-op

      • Perform ABO/Rh discrepancy resolution

      • Perform antibody identification using routine and complex methodologies

      • Perform DAT and elutions

      • Investigate transfusion reactions

      • Perform serologic and genetic phenotyping

      • Perform HLA Antibody Testing

      • Perform antibody titration

      • Perform sickle cell testing

      • Enter test results in laboratory computer system

      • Create reports in blood bank computer system

      • Manage reagents including reagent preparation, inventory, ordering, receipt, and validation

      • Perform daily quality control and maintenance of department equipment

      • Maintain blood inventory for department

Performs other duties as assigned.

Non-Essential Tasks

Assist in other areas as directed.

Shift: Monday-Thursday 9:00pm-7:30am. Rotating weekends and potential on call

QualTex Laboratories, a subsidiary of BioBridge Global, is one of the largest independent non-profit testing laboratories in the United States for blood and plasma products.  QualTex Laboratories is dedicated to supporting global public safety with the timely delivery of high-quality testing services for patients, donors and regulated biological products.

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Posted 03.30.17

 

Clinical Laboratory Scientist – IRL Technologist

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Responsible to perform Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology Reference Laboratory processes assigned to the department. Recognize unusual test results and resolve discrepancies. Maintain knowledge of all current theories and principals required to perform effectively. Maintain excellent communication with the Department and other Laboratory Services personnel.

Location: San Antonio, TX

Shift: 2nd Shift

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology or equivalent

Experience:  One year laboratory experience preferred.  Computer experience required.

Certification:  Certified MT, CLS, or MLS required or be eligible to apply for the American Society of Clinical Pathologist (ASCP) Medical Technologist (MT) examination BB preferred.

Essential Functions:

1.      Commit to and abide by the character of BioBridge Global’s Core Values.

2.      Consistently and competently perform all assigned departmental duties. May perform Pre-Analytical tasks [receipt, qualification, and preparation of samples for testing] and complex testing on patients, donors, and/or biologic products.

3.      Evaluate test results in an accurate and timely manner, and recognize and report unusual test results.

4.      Analyze quality control data and resolve discrepancies.

5.      Operate equipment utilizing established protocols and within quality control limits.

6.      Recognize equipment malfunctions and/or technical problems and take appropriate steps to resolve.

7.      Use independent judgment and/or knowledge to resolve highly complex problems. For issues unable to be resolved will escalate to appropriate department technical specialist or management.

8.      Maintain strict adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

9.      Prepare and maintain reports/records and perform computer data entry.

10.    Maintain departmental supplies within established inventory levels.

11.    Commit to and embrace the mission, vision, and core values of QualTex Laboratories:

a.      Positive work attitude

b.      Respect for co-workers and management staff

c.      Excellent customer service [for both internal and external customers]

d.      Adherence to all safety, regulatory, and quality requirements

e.      Continuous improvement

12.    Participate in continuing education and attend meetings as required.

13.    Assist with training and/or mentoring of new employees and/or volunteers.

14.    Participate in team-oriented work projects for the development and implementation of strategic initiatives, validations, process improvements, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

15.    Department specific functions for patient/donor/source plasma specimens:

a.      Perform ABO/Rh, antibody screens, routine and 30 day pre-op

b.      Perform ABO/Rh discrepancy resolution

c.      Perform antibody identification using routine and complex methodologies

d.      Perform DAT and elutions

e.      Investigate transfusion reactions

f.      Perform serologic and genetic phenotyping

g.      Perform HLA Antibody Testing

h.      Perform antibody titration

i.      Perform sickle cell testing

j.      Enter test results in laboratory computer system

k.      Create reports in blood bank computer system

l.      Manage reagents including reagent preparation, inventory, ordering, receipt, and validation

m.     Perform daily quality control and maintenance of department equipment

n.      Maintain blood inventory for department

16.    May perform other tasks as assigned.

Nonessential Functions:

Assist in other areas as directed.

QualTex Laboratories, a subsidiary of BioBridge Global, is one of the largest independent non-profit testing laboratories in the United States for blood and plasma products.  QualTex Laboratories is dedicated to supporting global public safety with the timely delivery of high-quality testing services for patients, donors and regulated biological products.

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Posted 03.30.17
 
Supervisor of Reference & Transfusion

The Supervisor of Reference & Transfusion (R&T) Service – Satellite Tarrant County Transfusion Service  with 1st, 2nd & 3rd shifts available will report to the Manager and/or designee of Reference & Transfusion (R&T) Services. The incumbent will participate in and give direction to all activities to include but not limited to:

  1. Support Carter BloodCare’s (CBC) vision, mission and core values.
  2. Perform testing and services associated with assigned departmental duties. These duties are in the scope of complexity according to accrediting agencies.
  3. Participation in competency, proficiency, and educational opportunities.
  4. Participate in educational instruction of students/employees and competency evaluations of employees.
  5. Participate in critical document review and approval processes.
  6. Staff Scheduling

By accomplishing these duties, the Supervisor ensures that daily operations in the R&T Satellite laboratory meet and follow all established guidelines, provide excellence in service and meet the needs of all R&T customers.

RELIABLE AND TRUSTWORTHY

Deemed reliable and trustworthy through interview and hiring practices of Carter BloodCare (CBC) to include but not limited to reference checks and background investigation.

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s Degree in Biology/Chemistry/Laboratory Sciences or related field required.

MT (ASCP), BB (ASCP), MT (AMT) or equivalent required.

NOTE:  Equivalency will be determined by the R&T Management team and Human Resources Department.

SBB (ASCP) certification preferred.

EXPERIENCE

Minimum 5 years of transfusion services experience preferred

Minimum 2 years of previous supervisory experience preferred

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Extensive working knowledge of blood bank policies and procedures.

Detailed problem solving skills, ability to provide instruction to customers based on the problems presented and provide options for corrective action and proper documentation of the problem and resolution.

Familiarity with laboratory mathematics and computer skills, to include Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail and consistent follow-through with a commitment to excellence.

The ability to multitask effectively, to establish appropriate priorities, to recognize and do what needs to be done without direction to ensure that work is completed efficiently and support teamwork and cooperation with co-workers.

The ability to communicate and interact effectively with others (internal & external clients, co-workers, etc…) in a clear, understandable, and professional manner (written & oral) and comprehensive reading skills.

Exceptional customer service skills and use appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers (internal & external) and interact with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one’s intentions.

EQUIPMENT USED

Computer and associated equipment along with common software as applicable to position.

General office supplies and equipment including telecommunications.

Reference and Transfusion Laboratory equipment may include, but not limited to:

* Standard blood bank equipment and supplies

* Manual/Automation equipment

* Continuous Monitoring System (CMS)  

PHYSICAL/MENTAL STRESS FACTORS

Exposure to potential biohazard areas, materials, blood, body fluids, chemicals, and cleaning solutions. (OSHA Job Category I).

Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.

Repetitive motion (typing, pipetting, etc…).

High customer service demands and working with strict deadlines.

Able to handle stress and emergent situations.

Required to multitask effectively to meet patient and inventory availability needs.

Travel to attend in-services and meetings, as needed.

Lifting no more than 20 pounds (with assistance, as deemed needed).

Overtime

Holidays

Overnight stay in a location provided by CBC during inclement weather and/or disaster situations, as deemed necessary by the R&T Management team.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Oversight and review of laboratory processes, protocols, and procedures. Performing investigation and providing resolution of customer (Internal and External) services issues.

Perform transfusion services (routine blood bank procedures).

Perform reference services (i.e. simple antibody resolution, patient antigen typing, RHIG workups, cord blood evaluations, and fetal maternal qualitative determinations).

Perform consultation services (i.e. blood selection, transfusion recommendations, testing interpretation, etc…).

Perform preventative maintenance, and/or quality control for blood products, reagents and equipment (routine quality control blood banking procedures).

Perform donor testing (i.e. blood type, antigen typing, and crossmatching).

Perform product manipulations (i.e. aliquoting, thawing, & pooling), issuing of the correct components and proper packing of the issued components for transport to the appropriate patient location(s), as applicable.

Perform visitor, student, and/or employee training/mentoring along with competency evaluations of employees (routine training, KnowledgeTrak & competency procedures).  

Perform document review and approval (i.e. antibody identification workups, daily quality control, preventative maintenance, etc…).

Complete and maintain all competency and proficiency testing evaluations as required by the R&T department for the Lead Tech job requirements.

GENERAL DUTIES

Answering the telephones and/or department window with professional etiquette while providing exceptional customer service at all times to both internal and external clients. Research, resolve and document issues with appropriate follow up to the client.

Inspection readiness.

Provide accurate and legible reports and documentation.

Computer data entry.

Scheduling and helping with the Time System Management, as applicable.

Participation in the Annual and Midterm Performance Appraisal, as deemed appropriate by the R&T Management team.

Additional assignments / projects as required by the R&T Management team.

NOTE:  The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

Carter Bloodcare is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer. CBC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants and will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an employee’s or applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic, and veteran or disability status.   In addition to federal law requirements, Carter BloodCare complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.  CBC is a Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Posted 01.25.17

 
Medical Technologist

The Medical Technologist (MLT/MT) will report to the Manager or designee of Reference & Transfusion (R&T) Services Satellite Transfusion Service located in Tarrant County with 1st, 2nd & 3rd shift available.  The incumbent will participate in all activities in the R&T Services to include but not limited to:

  1. Support Carter BloodCare’s (CBC) vision, mission and core values.
  2. Perform testing and services associated with assigned departmental duties. These duties are in the scope of complexity according to accrediting agencies.
  3. Participation in competency, proficiency, and educational opportunities.

By accomplishing these duties, the MLT/MT ensures that daily operations in the R&T satellite laboratory meet and follow all established guidelines, provide excellence in service and meet the needs of all R&T customers.

RELIABLE AND TRUSTWORTHY

Deemed reliable and trustworthy through interview and hiring practices of Carter BloodCare (CBC) to include but not limited to reference checks and background investigation.

EDUCATION

Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Biology/Chemistry/Laboratory Sciences or related field required.

CERTIFICATION

MLT (ASCP), MT (ASCP), BB (ASCP), MT (AMT) or equivalent required.

NOTE:  Equivalency will be determined by the R&T Management team and Human Resources Department.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE

Recent graduate from an accredited Clinical Laboratory Sciences (CLS) program within the last five years and currently board eligible.

NOTE:  Must successfully obtain, maintain board certification (i.e. MLT (ASCP), CLS (ASCP) or equivalent) and provided board certification documentation to the CBC Human Resources department within 6 months of hire date.

Previous clinical laboratory experience preferred

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Strong working knowledge of blood bank policies and procedures.

Detailed problem solving skills, ability to provide instruction to customers based on the problems presented and provide options for corrective action and proper documentation of the problem and resolution.

Familiarity with laboratory mathematics and computer skills, to include Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Effective organizational skills, attention to detail and consistent follow-through with a commitment to excellence.

The ability to multitask effectively, to establish appropriate priorities, to recognize and do what needs to be done without direction to ensure that work is completed efficiently and support teamwork and cooperation with co-workers.

The ability to communicate and interact effectively with others (internal & external clients, co-workers, etc…) in a clear, understandable, and professional manner (written & oral) and comprehensive reading skills.

Strong customer service skills and use appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers (internal & external) and interact with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one’s intentions.

EQUIPMENT USED

-Computer and associated equipment along with common software as applicable to the position.

-General office supplies and equipment including telecommunications.

-Reference and Transfusion Laboratory equipment may include, but not limited to:

  *Standard blood bank equipment and supplies

  *Manual/Automation equipment

  *Continuous Monitoring System (CMS)

PHYSICAL/MENTAL STRESS FACTORS

Exposure to potential biohazard areas, materials, blood, body fluids, chemicals, and cleaning solutions. (OSHA Job Category I).

Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.

Repetitive motion (typing, pipetting, etc…).

High customer service demands and working with strict deadlines.

Able to handle stress and emergent situations.

Required to multitask effectively to meet patient and inventory availability needs.

Travel to attend in-services and meetings, as needed.

Lifting no more than 20 pounds (with assistance, as deemed necessary).

Overtime

Holidays

Overnight stay in a location provided by CBC during inclement weather and/or disaster situations, as deemed necessary by the R&T Management team.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Perform transfusion services (routine blood bank procedures).

Perform reference services (i.e. simple antibody resolution, patient antigen typing, RHIG workups, cord blood evaluations, and fetal maternal qualitative determinations).

Perform consultation services (i.e. blood selection, transfusion recommendations, testing interpretation, etc…).

Perform preventative maintenance, and/or quality control for blood products, reagents and equipment (routine quality control blood banking procedures).

Perform donor testing (i.e. blood type, antigen typing, and crossmatching).

Perform product manipulations (i.e. aliquoting, thawing, & pooling), issuing of the correct components and proper packing of the issued components for transport to the appropriate patient location(s), as applicable.

Complete and maintain all competency and proficiency testing evaluations as required by the R&T department for the Medical Technologists (MLT/MT) job requirements.

GENERAL DUTIES

Answering the telephones and/or department window with professional etiquette while providing exceptional customer service at all times to both internal and external clients. Research, resolve and document issues with appropriate follow up to the client.

Inspection readiness.

Provide accurate and legible reports and documentation.

Computer data entry.

Additional assignments / projects as required by the R&T Management team.

NOTE:  The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

Carter Bloodcare is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer. CBC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants and will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an employee’s or applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic, and veteran or disability status.   In addition to federal law requirements, Carter BloodCare complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.  CBC is a Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Posted 01.25.17

 
Senior Director of Collection Operation

The Oklahoma Blood Institute is looking for a dynamic, high energy individual as the Sr. Director of Collection Operations.   The primary goal of this position is to provide leadership and direction over all aspects of the Donor Services mobile and donor center collection teams in the OKC metropolitan area.  They will be responsible for assessing, developing and implementing strategic plans to achieve donor services objectives and goals. 

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in management or medical field
  • Minimum of five years leadership/management experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiastic, creative, high energy demeanor
  • Self-starting and self-directing work capabilities
  • Ability to motivate staff to achieve department goals
  • Ability to work calmly under stressful conditions
  • Ability to create and deliver an organizational vision
  • Strong PC skills (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Professional appearance and manner
  • Flexibility to work extended hours and weekends as needed to achieve organizational goals

Posted – 11.30.16

Clinical Apheresis Nurse

We Are Blood has been drawing Central Texans together since 1951. As the exclusive community blood supplier, we serve 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!

The Clinical Services Program works closely with physician offices and hospitals to meet the needs of patients referred to make autologous, or directed donations, cellular therapy collections or therapeutic phlebotomy or apheresis treatments. We are hiring a Clinical Apheresis Nurse to perform these procedures and oversee patients/donors throughout the process.

Responsibilities:

  • Qualify therapeutic apheresis and cellular therapy patients according to established organizational procedures and contracting partner policies.
  • Review all request forms, physician’s orders, patient history, medications and lab work, as applicable.
  • Assess and monitor patients/donors while they undergo their procedure.
  • Respond to reactions, identify/treat symptoms, administer medications as ordered, and assist with bladder needs, as required.
  • Access central venous catheters (CVC), perform CVC flush and anticoagulation; change CVC dressing; instruct patients on CVC care.
  • Accurately record all procedure results, documentation and issued instructions in database and/or on required forms.
  • Screen potential clinical patients/ donors, including autologous, directed/ dedicated donors, as well as therapeutic whole blood and double red cell patients.
  • Serve as liaison for patients and ordering physicians.
  • Act as back up for scheduling/confirming all clinical donation appointments and maintaining all appointment schedules.
  • Participate in rotating call schedule for external clinical procedures with contracting facilities.

Requirements:

  • Must have an active unencumbered RN licensure in the State of Texas and hold a CPR certification.
  • At least one 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.
  • Phlebotomy experience required.
  • ICU, ER, pediatrics, apheresis, dialysis and/or oncology experience preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills needed.
  • Possess compassionate interpersonal skills and excellent customer service skills.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age, hold a valid Texas driver’s license, maintain an acceptable driving record, and have proof of liability insurance.
  • Must be available to work full-time, Monday – Friday, with ability to participate in the rotating evening/weekend on-call schedule.

Interested in our organization, but not this job?  Check us out at www.WeAreBlood.org to see how you else you can be a part of our family.

EEO Employer: Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Apply online at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15328081.

Posted- 11.02.16