City of Hope Clinic RN - Therapeutic Apheresis in Duarte, California

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary:

Performs donor phlebotomy and donor apheresis, OR therapeutic apheresis. Assists in training new employees. Participates in quality assurance activities to continually ensure safety of the blood supply and provide the highest quality of service/care. Demonstrates a caring and professional manner at all times.

  • Performs donor phlebotomy and donor apheresis, OR therapeutic apheresis according to Donor Apheresis Center standard operating procedures.

  • Assesses donor/patient condition during apheresis procedures and whole blood donation; recognizes and treats reactions according to standard operating procedures.

  • Maintains knowledge of rationale and techniques about blood collection and apheresis

  • Participates in quality assurance activities to continually ensure safety of the blood supply and provide high quality service to internal and external customers.

  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reviewing current literature, attending in-service meetings, and workshops.

  • Reviews all patient/donor information and product data. Identifies abnormal values and initiates follow up.

  • Participates in standard operating procedure validation and recommends changes prior to implementation.

  • Promotes teamwork among staff and effectively communicates department issues to the supervisors.

  • Maintains complete and accurate records of Donor Center procedures and activities including, but not limited to donor/patient records, equipment and facilities, error/incident/quality monitoring reports, and customer complaints.

  • Performs preventative maintenance and quality control on facility equipment as assigned; reports outliers to supervisors.

  • Prioritizes workflow, readily adapts to changes in assignment and completes work in a timely manner.

  • Reviews pertinent department Standard Operating Procedures annually and as needed.

  • Maintains current nursing licensure, CPR and annual safety certification.

  • Performs tests requesting for donor/patient and product testing using Sunquest Laboratory Information Systems.

  • Participates in off-site blood drives as assigned.

  • BSN (Bachelors in Nursing) required.

  • 1 year of Donor Center (phlebotomy) experience

Required Certification/Licensure:

  • Current California RN License

  • American Heart Association BLS

Preferred Education Experience and Skill.

  • Apheresis, or Dialysis, or Critical Care experience

Additional Information:

  • This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Job: Apheresis

Title: Clinic RN - Therapeutic Apheresis

Location: California-Duarte

Requisition ID: 10000290