United Blood Services Registered Nurse (RN) - Sierra Oaks Donor Center in Sacramento, California

Description

Since 1948, BloodSource, a West division of Blood Systems, Inc., has proudly served as a leader in the blood banking industry. We are a globally-recognized leader in blood transfusion medicine. Our West Division is now comprised of Blood Centers of the Pacific (San Francisco/Bay Area), United Blood Services on the Central Coast of California and in Northern Nevada. Together we serve patients at over 100 hospitals which consists of over 50 counties and 15 million residents!

Our laboratory services include component testing, one of only 50 accredited Immunohematology Reference Laboratories in the nation, a globally renowned HLA lab. Our reputation is one of excellence, quality and service. We recognize our most valuable asset – our employees- with excellent benefits, competitive salaries and an environment based on respect, collaboration, and teamwork.

We are looking for an RN to work in our Sierra Oaks Donor Center, located at 3099 Fair Oaks Blvd., and throughout the Sacramento Area in other donor centers as needed. This is a great career opportunity for the RN who is ready to move away from acute care or long term care / residential center nursing!

Qualifications:

  • Must be a California-licensed Registered Nurse.
  • Current Health Care Provider CPR certificate required.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to follow written procedures a must.
  • Strong customer service and communication skills required.
  • Valid CA driver's license and clean driving record required.

Job Duties:

  • Work at a Sacramento area donor center or on Mobile blood drives (Flex or Float Pool) to perform all activities of blood and automated blood collection which include: labeling of bags & specimen tubes; skin preparation; phlebotomy; care of unit of blood, and donor before, during and after venipuncture.
  • Perform donor registration and medical interview to evaluate donor eligibility to donate blood based on written Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Perform Charge Nurse duties as scheduled.
  • Prepare and pack blood for transport or delivery to lab.
  • Perform quality control of equipment and maintain supplies.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to work variable hours, days and overtime (incl early mornings and eves) and weekends.
  • Will work at a greater Sacramento area BloodSource location or at a mobile blood drive as needed.
  • Must have dependable transportation.

PRIMARY PURPOSE*:*

Under direct supervision, this position is responsible for performing all duties related to the efficient, safe, and compliant collection of blood and blood products. Works collaboratively as a member of the team and in alignment with the values of the organization. Performs Apheresis Red Cell Collection and/or Plasma Pheresis. Performs Platelet Pheresis and/or Therapeutic Apheresis.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*:*

Performs all assigned duties in compliance with internal SOPs and external regulations. Brings compliance issues to the attention of management.

Assures quality customer service to all customers.

Maintains good attendance and punctuality per the absence policy.

Performs all duties related to the collection and handling of blood and blood products (e.g., computerized medical screening, phlebotomy, load, set-up, tear down, pack blood, advanced eligibility calculations, and daily quality control).

Communicates all pertinent information effectively and timely. Brings issues to the attention of those in authority or leadership positions, as necessary.

Works as part of a team to achieve daily team production goals.

Assists and supports other team members, as required.

Maintains clean and organized work area.

Drives the company vehicle, as required.

Maintains complete and accurate records, including apheresis charts.

Demonstrates excellent communication skills in accordance with current customer service standards to represent a positive image for the company.

Maintains and ensures equipment, vehicles, and facilities are maintained and kept in good working order.

Maintains proficiency and certification for all tasks required by position.

Trains other team members on additional duties/tasks, as required.

Performs all other duties, at the discretion of management, as assigned.

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

Knowledge/ Education

High School graduate or GED required.

Licenses/ Certifications

RN where required by law or SOP.

Valid in–state driver’s license preferred.

Experience

Six months previous work experience in a healthcare related position required.

Skills/Abilities

Must possess the skills and abilities to successfully perform all assigned duties and responsibilities.

Must be able to maintain confidentiality.

Effective oral and written communication skills.

Must have proficient computer skills.

Must be able to read and comprehend written procedures and instructions.

Must be able to work flexible shifts.

Must have good customer service and interpersonal skills.

Ability to work in a team environment and participate as an active team member.

Ability to travel, as required.

EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Our organization is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to accommodation@bloodsystems.org or call 1-844-220-2612 to let us know the nature of your request. A representative will respond to accommodation requests within two business days. Please note that this email/phone number is for medical/disability accommodations only and any other inquiries will not receive a response.

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All candidates who receive a conditional written offer of employment will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug test in accordance with the Company's established guidelines.

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Organization: BSI Business Group

Primary Location: United States of America-California-Sacramento

Work Locations: 6508 CA Sacramento Sierra Oaks (152354) BloodSource 3099 Fair Oaks Blvd Sacramento, 95864

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Job Posting Close Date: Nov 11, 2017

Job Function: Donor Services

Req ID: 17001232

Employee Status: Full-time, Regular