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Transfusion Safety Coordinator - Lab - Administration

2131 South 17Th Street
Wilmington, NC

Date Posted: Aug 19, 2020

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Job Description

Description

About NHRMC

NHRMC, established in 1967 in Wilmington, NC, is recognized as a preeminent healthcare organization focused on leading our community to outstanding health. We have an 855 bed network of hospitals and multi-specialty physician group practices with more than 200 physicians. With a network of primary, specialty, neighborhood clinics and regional medical centers; you will find our culture is the very definition of best in practice. Join us and find out how many ways NHRMC offers you the chance to focus on what really matters - our patients and community.

About the Job

Location: New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Department: Lab - Administration

Full Time Equivalent: FTE: 0.600000

Work Type: 48 to 63 Hours Pay Period

Work Schedule: 8HR DAY - Most of shift btwn 7A-3P

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: Yes

What You'll Do

Summary:

The Transfusion Safety Coordinator (TSC) will act as a liaison within the hospital environment to ensure that blood management and transfusion related activities are conducted in the safest possible manner and meet or exceed all existing standards of practice. TSC will build the blood management program within the organization.


Responsibilities:

1.Assists in the preparation of the annual budget related to the Blood Management Program.

2.Provides updates to the Transfusion Committee, Blood Bank and Laboratory department meetings, Nursing leadership councils and Quality related committees on issues related to blood management and transfusion safety.

3.Works in conjunction with the Blood Bank Medical Director, Supervisor of Blood Bank, Transfusion Committee and Nursing leadership to establish, monitor and maintain safety protocols and procedures which comply with hospital policies and regulatory requirements.

4.Operates within approved budget or provides negative variance justification documentation.Monitors, blood product usage statistics, revenue production and cost savings created by the blood management program.

5.Maintains effective communication and coordination with all disciplines that interface with blood management and transfusion activities.

6.Provides input on Lab and Nursing policies and procedures and reviews processes periodically according to regulatory requirements and/ or identified need.

7.Collaborates with medical, technical, and nursing personnel to identify, implement and evaluate strategies for blood conservation

8.Reviews, recommends and/or introduces blood management and transfusion related technologies to the appropriate hospital personnel

9.Reviews published guidelines, standards, and literature on blood product use, blood transfusion techniques and alternatives to transfusion and makes applicable recommendations

10.Conducts prospective and retrospective audits on the utilization of blood, blood products and their alternatives and identifies and investigates any trends related to transfusion practices

11.Monitors blood product waste and maintains process improvement initiatives to identify high yield opportunities and minimize blood product waste.

12.Promotes benchmarking and evidence-based practice in the transfusion of the appropriate blood products and their alternatives.

13.Provides education to physicians, technologists, nursing personnel and patients on the benefits, risk and alternatives of transfusion, as well as evidence based guidelines for the appropriate use of blood products

14.Assists in planning educational programs on transfusion related topics.

15.Maintains professional growth and development in the field of blood management through an ongoing process of formal and informal education and clinical nursing study. Identifies self-learning needs and establishes personal and professional goals as the Transfusion Safety Officer.

16.Maintains a proactive involvement in professional organizations, acts as a resource to nurses, clinicians and staff related to blood management and transfusion issues

Position Requirements

Credentials:

Nonessential:
* Medical Technologist

Education:
Essential:
* Bachelor of Science

Other information:

Experience: Three years experience as an RN, Medical Technologist, or field related to Medical Technology.Thorough knowledge of transfusion practices and related issues. 

Demonstrates standards of performance (ownership, teamwork, communication, compassion) that support patient satisfaction and principles of service excellence. 

Performs other duties as assigned. 

Individual will possess commensurate combination of education, experience and qualifications. 

Other Information

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications which may be required of the employee assigned to the position. Depending on the location of the job, duties may vary. Receipt of the job description does not imply nor create a promise of employment, nor an employment contract of any kind; my employment with the Company is at will.

  • Member Top 100 Hospitals – In 2016 NHRMC was recognized as a Top 100 Hospital demonstrating significant investment and financial sustainability for the communities we serve. 
  • Newsweek's 2020 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals - NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women's & Children's Hospital was named as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek. 
  • Forbes America’s Best Large Employers 2018 and 2019Link 
  • Becker’s 150 Top Places to Work in HealthcareLink 
  • Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience

Consider a career at NHRMC and become part of this award winning team!

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