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Registered Nurse- Outpatient Specialty Clinic

Seattle, WA, USA Req #305
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Formerly Puget Sound Blood Center and Lane Blood Center, Bloodworks is backed by more than 70 years of Northwest history and 250,000 donors. A national leader in transfusion medicine, Bloodworks has been chosen to serve more than 90 hospitals in Washington, Oregon and Alaska – partnering closely with local hospitals to deliver the highest level of patient care. Patients with traumatic injuries, undergoing surgeries or organ transplantation, or receiving treatment for cancer and blood disorders all depend on our services, expertise, laboratories and research. We are local, nonprofit, independent, volunteer-supported and community-based.


ANTICIPATED START DATE - JUNE 1ST

The Washington Center for Bleeding Disorders has been a medical home to patients with inherited bleeding disorders throughout the state of Washington since 1974. We help patients obtain early, effective treatment and acquire skills that foster independence, and minimize the acute and chronic complications from a bleeding disorder.
 The Center is located in Seattle, Washington and in collaboration with Bloodworks Northwest, we work every day at saving lives through research, innovation, education and excellence in the services we provide to patients.


We have an opening for a Registered Nurse- Outpatient Specialty Clinic to join our Washington Center for Bleeding Disorders Department (Hemophilia Care Program). We are looking for a compassionate, dedicated person that would like to grow within our comprehensive team.


In this role, you will be providing the day-to-day patient care and support of clinical activities of the Bleeding Disorder’s Program. You will receive dedicated training to learn the intricacies of taking care of people with inherited bleeding disorders. You will be expected to adhere to established clinical policies, protocols and standards. In addition, this position involves taking history, interpreting test results providing or coordinating appropriate therapies and follow-up care as needed for patients with chronic illness. Lastly, this position is responsible for providing education to patients, their families and other clinicians.
 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:  

  • Demonstrate high level, comprehensive nursing assessment of patient needs regarding acute bleeding events, injury, educational/teaching needs and determine action and arrange for treatment, referral, or education in the context of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Demonstrate excellent telephone triage, communication, and customer care.
  • Develop treatment plans for surgeries and other invasive procedures in conjunction with the hematologist. Communicate, document and coordinate all details of plan including any patient education. Assist all outside providers/institutions to execute the treatment plan as written, including post-discharge plans.
  • Educate and empower patients and families in the management of their bleeding disorder with the goal of prevention of complications, provide for safety and foster appropriate independence.
  • Provide the training necessary for home treatment(s) including self-venipuncture skills.
  • Provide direct patient care, including IV therapy in the clinic, visit patients in hospital and home as appropriate.
  • Provide in-service education to our community partners such as hospitals, insurers, schools, dental practices and others.
  • Interact and collaborate with community providers on behalf of our patients to ensure safe and appropriate care for their bleeding disorder.
  • Rotate primary on-call after hours to provide consultation, triage, referrals and treatment recommendations with physician back-up. Field inquiries from community providers.
  • As part of an interdisciplinary team, perform periodic assessments of medical, dental, orthopedic, educational, psychosocial, financial needs of all patients with bleeding disorders. Assess all pertinent resources available to help patient & family meet their needs.
  • Collect data on a variety of patient variables for federal requirements as well as internal quality improvement projects and improved patient outcomes.
  • Participate in annual residential hemophilia camp for patients and assist with infusions as well as self-infusion training for campers.
  • Conduct case finding based on family history to identify potential family members who could be at risk for bleeding disorders.
  • Attend the annual regional meeting.
  • Demonstrate efficiency and organization of daily duties as well as the ability to plan ahead.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Washington Center for Bleeding Disorders computer programs with clear and timely documentation of all interactions, treatments and pertinent information into the EMR.
  • Must maintain an active Washington State Registered Nurse license in good standing.
  • Comply with all applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as written as well as any state or federal requirements.

REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • RN degree is required. Master’s Degree in nursing or relevant field is highly preferred or equivalent education and/or clinical experience with bleeding disorders.
  • A minimum of three years acute care experience required.
  • Minimum of one year clinical experience preferably with adults and adolescents with chronic health problems.

WORKING CONDITIONS 

Job conditions to be expected include some overnight and regional travel, extended hours, weekend hours and on-call status.


We offer a competitive benefits package.  Compensation is DOE DOQ.

Bloodworks Northwest is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Other details

  • Job Start Date Monday, June 1, 2020
  • Seattle, WA, USA