REGISTERED NURSE (Experienced OR New Grad RN) - Apheresis - Rotational Shifts
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 199292
Duke University Hospital
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In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
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The Apheresis Procedure Clinic at Duke University Hospital seeks to hire a Registered Nurse who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together!
Our team is active in delivering exemplary care for each patient to ensure an excellent patient experience, every time. Duke's therapeutic apheresis program for adults and children, uses advanced technology to treat a variety of medical conditions by separating blood into white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets, removing the components that cause disease, and returning healthy blood to the body. Our outpatient clinic is supervised by hematologists with expertise in apheresis medicine. The procedures are performed by highly-trained registered nurses.
The clinic performs below Apheresis procedures:
Therapeutic plasma exchange - filters plasma from the blood and replaces it with donor plasma or a protein called albumin
Leukapheresis - removes white blood cells (including leukemia cells) from the blood and returns the rest of the blood cells and plasma to the bloodstream
Plateletpheresis - removes platelets from the blood and returns the remaining blood to the bloodstream
Red Blood Cell Exchange - removes and replaces red blood cells
Clinical Nurses in the Apheresis Clinic perform therapeutic apheresis procedures in the outpatient apheresis clinic and inpatient care units.
Rotational day shifts - Weekdays and Weekends
Option of 8 /10 hrs shifts
Ideal applicants would have excellent computer and phone skills and be able to communicate effectively with a multidisciplinary team, along with minimum eligibility criteria. We are looking for someone with the ability to establish a strong rapport with patients and families by phone, to coordinate services, and to provide education and nursing care to patients and families in the clinic setting.
Assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patients and their families.
Plan, provide and document professional nursing care in ambulatory settings, utilizing the nursing process, in accordance with physician orders and established policies and procedures, under the supervision of the nurse manager, charge nurse or practice manager.
Communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and others.
Collect and analyze patient data, make recommendations for nursing care plans, evaluate nursing care provided, document and communicate appropriately nursing actions taken and patient responses.
Teach patients and families in accordance with the nursing plan of care.
Assist other nursing personnel in the delivery of patient care and serve as a team leader.
Monitor and initiate corrective action to maintain the environment of care, including equipment and material resources.
Participate in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate assistance or educational offerings.
Participate in the identification of clinical, operational and safety related performance improvement opportunities.
Participate in clinic or entity level performance improvement activities.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Must have an accredited Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (or higher), Associate's Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma. (All registered nurses without a Bachelor's degree in Nursing (or higher) will be required to enroll in an appropriate BSN program within two years of their start date and to complete the program within five years of their start date.)
Must have current or compact RN license in the State of North Carolina
New Grads and/or experienced RNs are welcome to apply.
Venipuncture/IV experience preferred
Dialysis/apheresis experience or ICU, IV infusion or Hematology/Oncology experience are preferred
BCLS certification is required.
Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required
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