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Registered Nurse (RN) Apheresis Clinic

Company: Duke Health
Location: Durham
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

At Duke Health, we're driven by a commitment to compassionate care that changes the lives of patients, their loved ones, and the greater community. No matter where your talents lie, join us and discover how we can advance health together. -About Duke University Hospital -Pursue your passion for caring with Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, which is consistently ranked among the best in the United States and is the number one hospital in North Carolina, according to U.S. News and World Report for 2023-2024. Duke University Hospital is the largest of Duke Health's three hospitals and features 1048 patient beds, 65 operating rooms, as well as comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center, an endo-surgery center, and more. Duke Nursing Highlights: -

  • Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet organization
  • Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each year as North Carolina's Great 100 Nurses.
  • Duke University Health System was awarded the American Board of Nursing Specialties Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy for being strong advocates of specialty nursing certification.
  • Duke University Health System has 6000 + registered nurses
  • Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
  • Relocation Assistance (based on eligibility) -The Apheresis Procedure Clinic at Duke University -Hospital seeks to hire a -Registered Nurse -who will embrace our mission of -Advancing Health Together!
    -Clinic Summary: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.
      Schedule: - -Monday- Saturday (day shift) with on call rotation. Option of 8/10/12 hours shifts. Approximately 1 Saturday shift every 8 weeks. - -Job Duties: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. -Minimum Requirements:
        • 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 RequiredWork requires graduation from an accredited BSN program. Exception: Registered nurses hired between July 1, 2014 and April 11, 2021 without a Bachelor's degree in Nursing (or higher) are encouraged to enroll in an appropriateBSN program within two years of their start date but must complete the program within five years of their start date. Registered nurses hired before July 1, 2014 are not required to enroll in a BSN program to remain in this job classification. -Experience -Twelve months of appropriate clinical experience is required. At a manager's discretion, employees with 6 months of experience who are exceptional performers may be eligible for this level. CN Is are eligible for promotion to CN II by meeting criteria set forth by the DUHS Vizient Nurse Residency Program within 12 months of hire. Promotions can occur at 12 months of hire, but no later than 18 months of hire. -Degrees, Licensures, Certifications -Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required. - Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. - Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values. - Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department. -

Keywords: Duke Health, Durham , Registered Nurse (RN) Apheresis Clinic, Healthcare , Durham, North Carolina

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