Company: Ochsner Health System
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: January 26, 2023
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but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal,
lead, educate, and innovate. We believe that every award earned,
every record broken and every patient helped is because of the
dedicated employees who fill our hallways.
At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support
those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come
make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future
This job performs all functions related to the collection of human
blood, aphaeresis donors, component preparation, and hemotherapy.
Performs quality control of solutions and equipment and is
responsible for quality assessment audits, chart reviews and QA
reports. Instructs students and new personnel, performs related
administrative duties, and maintains donor/patient confidentiality.
Assumes team leader responsibilities of overseeing fixed site or
mobile collection functions as needed. Oversees donor reaction care
by all staff, handles emergent reaction care, and insures all donor
reaction documentation/follow-up is completed.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
This job description is a summary of the primary duties and
responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be
a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and
responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company's
Required - Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing
Required - 2 years of aphaeresis or other relevant Laboratory
Experience evaluating prospective donors/patients and performing
blood pressure, temperature, pulse, hemoglobin and hematocrit
determinations according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
Required - Current Registered Nurse License in the state of
Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
* Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry
and retrieval of information.
* Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability
to present information clearly and professionally.
* Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various
software packages specific to role and keyboard.
* Strong interpersonal skills.
* Basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology, geology, chemistry,
mathematics, Ability to demonstrate punctuality, flexibility, and
willingness to work more than eight (8) hours at one time.
* Ability to remain alert and react spontaneously to any emergency
situation during the course of patient/donor care.
* Exhibits Clinical Competency.
* Maintains Team Leader Role.
* Maintains Professional Accountability.
* Exhibits Time Management/Organizational Skills.
* Maintains Regulatory compliance/Safety.
* Maintains Customer Service.
* Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but
not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the
patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be
performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
* Other related duties as required.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work
only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required
responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or
this description amended at any time.
Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws,
accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that
apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance
with all such laws, regulations and standards.
This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy
Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting
of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or
conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other
The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, protected veteran status, or disability
Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally,
and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than
negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
(Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time)
to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of
those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only
a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it
requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when
it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or
pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires
working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing
and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those
materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of
maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial
setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though
the amount of force exerted is negligible.
Mechanical lifting devices (carts, dollies, etc.) or team lifts
should be utilized.
Must be able to stoop, bend, reach and grab with arms and hands,
Must be able to stand and move freely for prolonged periods of
Must be able to travel throughout and between facilities.
Must be able to work a flexible work schedule (e.g. 24/7, weekend,
holiday, on call availability)
Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid
The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where
patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with
specimens that could contain diseases. There may be an occupational
risk for exposure to all communicable diseases.
Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may
be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or
hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport,
storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or
disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may
increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.
Are you ready to make a difference? Apply Today!
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