Registered Nurse - Apheresis Unit in New York, NY at Pride Health

Date Posted: 1/9/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    New York, NY
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    1/9/2020

Job Description

Leading New York City specialty hospital seeks a Registered Nurse to work on their Apheresis Unit.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform photopheresis and therapeutic apheresis procedure to collect stem cells & other blood components.
  • Assesses physical status of patient pre and post treatment. Identifies patient problems and needs.
  • Reviews all necessary documentation before beginning procedure IE: collection order, documentation of catheter tip placement, physician orders for the procedure, patient consent and medical history form
  • Perform all venipunctures and access VADs per nursing policy using accepted principles of infection control
  • Provides physical care and administers medications according to established nursing policies and procedures
  • Communicates with other members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure safe and effective care.
  • Provide education to patients, and families about treatment plan and associated procedures.

Qualifications

  • Licensed Registered Nurse
  • A minimum of 1.5 years of related medical/surgical experience required; Previous E.D., ICU, Dialysis or I.V. Team experience highly referred. 
  • Strong IV insertion skills highly preferred.
  • Experience with Apheresis procedures preferred,  but will provide extensive training to novice Apheresis staff.
  • Bachelors Degree in Nursing required.