Washington, District of Columbia
Dec 30, 2017
Jan 29, 2018
Support Staffing
Contract Type
Full Time
All nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice, national and specialty nursing standards, Children’s National Policies and Procedures, and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Professional Model of Care requires registered professional nurses to be responsible and accountable for their own practice. Children’s National supports the development of RN relationships within the community; specifically those relationships associated with the health and well being of the community at large. The Clinical Apheresis Program Coordinator will provide therapeutic apheresis procedures for patients. Will administer a Blood Donor Center Quality Program, and assist with the administration and management of the Blood Donor Center. Position has a dotted line reporting relationship to Nursing. Will coordinate with manager and Nursing Executive to ensure consistent institution-wide compliance with standards of nursing practice. Available for after hours, weekend, holiday, and on-call when needed for therapeutic apheresis.
Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Graduate of a NLN accredited school of nursing required.

Minimum Work Experience
5 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 5 years as a registered nurse required. Two (2) years of apheresis, dialysis, ICU, Bone-marrow Transplant, Hematology/Oncology, or similar experience preferred.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Must be licensed in the District of Columbia and successfully complete the hospital and nursing orientation at CNMC. Analytical ability to compute and detect errors in reports or machine processed data. Numerical ability to analyze statistical data to determine adherence to accrediting agency standards (AABB, CAP FDA, FACT, TJC, etc.). Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to any age-related needs of the patients served. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development for all ages served. Demonstrates ability to assess and interpret age-specific data about the patient's status. Provides age-appropriate care for all ages served. Demonstrates expertise in knowledge and skills required for successful operation of therapeutic apheresis procedures. Demonstrates knowledge in cellular collections and depletions utilizing disease entities and pathophysiology. Demonstrates competency in the initial management of patient emergencies and appropriate follow through activities. Demonstrates an understanding of the importance of accurate fluid volume management and patient safety.
Experience with Hospital Information System, especially Cerner, is preferred.

Required Licenses and Certifications

Registered Nurse in District of Columbia

Functional Accountabilities

Professional Practice/Research

  • Participate in Shared Leadership.

  • Contribute to the MAGNET Journey of Children’s National.

  • Ensure nursing practice is based on evidence of best practice.

  • Accountable to participate in the Nursing Division’s Performance Improvement process (division or unit level).

  • Participate in community activities.
  • Therapeutic Apheresis Procedures

  • Provide therapeutic apheresis procedures for patients.

  • Perform assessments of patients demonstrating knowledge of standard criteria.

  • Accurately and completely record all patient management activities, including adverse reactions.

  • Coordinate activities and schedules involving therapeutic apheresis.
  • Quality Program

  • Actively participate in Blood Donor Center Quality Program; maintain records to meet hospital, AABB, FACT, FDA, CAP, and TJC standards and requirements; perform and maintain records of quality control on a daily basis for the Blood Donor Center.

  • Participate in the Quality Programs of the Division of Laboratory Medicine and CNMC.

  • Accurately and completely maintain patient records, including computer records.

  • Inform manager or director and appropriately reports obstacles to the conduct of daily activities, variances in activities or procedures from approved operating protocols, non-routine instrument problems, and non-routine problems in patient care

  • Assist in supervising personnel with troubleshooting, preventive maintenance and daily activities of the Blood Donor Center.

  • Assist with supervision of and participation in ongoing quality assurance procedures and/or activities in compliance with inspection standards/requirements.
  • Leadership and Competencies

  • Assist with the administration and management of the Blood Donor Center.

  • Assist with the coordination of daily work/assignment schedules.

  • Maintain nursing competencies as directed by institution and multiple accrediting and regulatory agencies.

  • Participate in continuing education opportunities available internally and/or externally.
  • Training and SOPs

  • Provide training and assist in writing, editing, reviewing and implementation of SOPs.

  • Assist in orientation and specialty training of Registered Nurses, Blood Bank staff, students, and others within the institution by sharing knowledge of patient apheresis activities.

  • Participate in education of medical staff in apheresis processes and adverse reactions; assist medical directors with patient/parent counseling and educational initiatives.

  • Provide technical direction to donor center staff on apheresis procedures; assist with training and supervision of therapeutic apheresis processing and management.

  • Assist with preparation of training protocols and procedures; review and update procedure manuals.

  • Provide input for staff performance evaluations.
  • Supplies

  • Responsible for efficient and cost effective use of supplies and reagents.

  • Monitor supply inventories to assure adequate availability.

  • Receive and stock supplies.

  • Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

    Organizational Commitment/Identification

  • Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization

  • Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural/ ethnic differences

  • Demonstrate personal and professional integrity

  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Customer Service

  • Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
  • Teamwork/Communication

  • Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior

  • Partner with all team members to achieve goals

  • Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
  • Performance Improvement/Problem-solving

  • Contribute to a positive work environment

  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change

  • Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes

  • Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
  • Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

  • Use resources efficiently

  • Search for less costly ways of doing things
  • Safety

  • Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance

  • Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation

  • Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation

  • Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication

  • Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers

  • Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance
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