Job Posting: Every Skill. Every Effort. Everything We Have. When the work you do every day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of passion and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it's just one of the many reasons we've achieved our fourth-consecutive Magnet designation for nursing excellence. From working with a team of world-class healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you'll have everything you need to do something incredible—for yourself, and for others. Join us, and discover why U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America's Best Hospitals. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Blood Donor Center has an opening for Registered Nurses in our Blood Donor Center and Therapeutic Apheresis. The Registered NurseI acts as charge nurse both in-house and on mobiles, schedules daily staffing assignments, directs and coaches staff as needed, assures staff is following policies and procedures accordingly and conducting themselves in a manner that represents Cedars-Sinai, initiates and investigates variances, participate in special projects as required. In addition, Registered Nurse ll must be able to perform donor phlebotomy (whole blood and apheresis), donor health history and physical assessment, address donor reactions and complaints, and demonstrate great customer service skills and knowledge of regulatory requirements. This position requires traveling to mobile blood drives in the greater Los Angeles area. The Therapeutic Apheresis nurse will be responsible of performing Therapeutic Apheresis Procedures such as Plasma Exchange, Red Cell Exchange, Photopheresis and Stem Cell Collection. Performs the Health History of allogeneic blood and stem cell donors. Prepares skin for venipuncture and performs venipuncture to collect blood and blood components for transfusion purposes Note: All External Hires must successfully pass a background check, a prohibited substance screening, and a pre-employment physical.
Qualification Requirements/Preferences: Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Educational Requirements: BSN preferred License/Certification/Registration Requirements: California RN license, American Heart Association BCLS required. Experience: Previous experience in a blood donor donation or Therapeutic Apheresis center, leadership experience preferred. Excellent command of the English language and excellent customer service skills required. Must be knowledgeable of cGMP's required by the FDA in blood collection facilities. Physical Demands: (e.g., lifting, standing, walking)
Constant walking and standing. Must be able to lift 25-30 lbs. and to access donor collection and therapeutic apheresis equipment.
physical ability and perceptive acuity to satisfactorily perform all direct and indirect patient care functions.
Able to stand for long periods and be able to access apheresis equipment and instruments.
Must be able to respond to a variety of auditory and visual alarms
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scien...tists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.