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.
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