RN - Apheresis

Geisinger Fleetville , PA 18419

Posted 1 week ago

Job Title: RN - Apheresis

Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Job Category: RN - Registered Nurse, Nursing and Nursing Support

Schedule: Days

Work Type: Full time

Department: Apheresis Services Team

Date Posted: 09/29/2021

Job ID: R-17707

Job Summary

Are you a RN looking to join our team of Healthcare Heroes? Through professional growth, quality improvement, and interdisciplinary collaboration, we've built an innovative culture that allows nurses to grow their skillsets, develop their practice, and leverage their years of experience to build a rewarding, lasting career with impact. Our Geisinger nurses make a difference in the lives of the people they see every day- our friends, neighbors, and family members.

Job Duties

Performs therapeutic and donor apheresis procedures. Assesses patient needs in the therapeutic apheresis program. Plans, organizes, performs, and evaluates nursing activities that meet those needs.

  • Performs initial and ongoing patient assessment appropriate for the procedure being performed.

  • Provides health teaching and updates such as changes in patient status or technology requires.

  • Assembles necessary equipment and administers apheresis to patients.

  • Demonstrates ability to properly operate apheresis and donor equipment.

  • Observes reports, interprets, and records manifestations of the patient's condition during procedures.

  • Administers medications and blood products as appropriate and required for the specific procedure.

  • Manages adverse reactions to procedures and transfusions Participates and coordinates in health teaching to prepare the patient and family for post procedure care and future appointment preparation.

  • Documents observations, activities, and updates computer information as necessary.

  • Assists in the evaluation of the quality of patient care and participates in quality improvement activities.

  • Contributes to unit committee activities.

  • Safeguards the patient from hazards and injuries.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

Position Details

Work Schedule/Details:

  • Monday through Friday

  • 8 or 10 hour shifts between the hours of 7:00AM and 5:30PM

  • Rotating on-call after hours, weekends and holidays

  • Some travel (up to 25%) may be required for meetings or to cover Geisinger Medical Center Clinic as needed during high patient census

Prior experience with IV placement is beneficial for this position.

We're proud to offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, prescription drug, vision and dental coverage

  • Family Support (Fertility and Adoption Support)

  • Employer contribution to your retirement plan

  • Tuition assistance (part time and full time roles only)

  • Generous paid time off packages that allows you to take the time you need to travel, rest, and care for and reconnect with friends and family.

  • Professional opportunities for growth and advancement

  • Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated and experienced nursing leaders

  • Community Involvement through our Employee Resources Groups

Education

Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body; Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania

Our Purpose & Values

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.

  • Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
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