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Clinical Program Coordinator, Apheresis
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Job Description


 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
  1. Participate in Shared Leadership.
  2. Contribute to the MAGNET Journey of Children’s National.
  3. Ensure nursing practice is based on evidence of best practice.
  4. Accountable to participate in the Nursing Division’s Performance Improvement process (division or unit level).
  5. Participate in community activities.
Therapeutic Apheresis Procedures
  1. Provide therapeutic apheresis procedures for patients.
  2. Perform assessments of patients demonstrating knowledge of standard criteria.
  3. Accurately and completely record all patient management activities, including adverse reactions.
  4. Coordinate activities and schedules involving therapeutic apheresis.
Quality Program
  1. 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.
  2. Participate in the Quality Programs of the Division of Laboratory Medicine and CNMC.
  3. Accurately and completely maintain patient records, including computer records.
  4. 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
  5. Assist in supervising personnel with troubleshooting, preventive maintenance and daily activities of the Blood Donor Center.
  6. Assist with supervision of and participation in ongoing quality assurance procedures and/or activities in compliance with inspection standards/requirements.
Leadership and Competencies
  1. Assist with the administration and management of the Blood Donor Center.
  2. Assist with the coordination of daily work/assignment schedules.
  3. Maintain nursing competencies as directed by institution and multiple accrediting and regulatory agencies.
  4. Participate in continuing education opportunities available internally and/or externally.
Training and SOPs
  1. Provide training and assist in writing, editing, reviewing and implementation of SOPs.
  2. 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.
  3. Participate in education of medical staff in apheresis processes and adverse reactions; assist medical directors with patient/parent counseling and educational initiatives.
  4. Provide technical direction to donor center staff on apheresis procedures; assist with training and supervision of therapeutic apheresis processing and management.
  5. Assist with preparation of training protocols and procedures; review and update procedure manuals.
  6. Provide input for staff performance evaluations.
  1. Responsible for efficient and cost effective use of supplies and reagents.
  2. Monitor supply inventories to assure adequate availability.
  3. Receive and stock supplies.

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

Organizational Commitment/Identification
  1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
  2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural/ ethnic differences
  3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
  4. Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service
  1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
  1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  1. Contribute to a positive work environment
  2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  1. Use resources efficiently
  2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
  1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.