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BJC HealthCare

Resource Nurse-Apheresis Center




Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Additional Information About the Role

Additional Preferred Requirements


Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

No other organization offers an opportunity for exploration and discovery like Barnes-Jewish Hospital. As a laboratory professional with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, you'll have exposure to the most advanced testing protocols and processes in medical diagnostics, and one of St. Louis' widest varieties of disciplines and specialties in laboratory careers. Our full-service, 24/7 laboratory is known for its leading-edge technology and the most progressive clinical techniques in practice today. you'll be working with the best, in a supportive atmosphere that will encourage your growth and advancement. Plus, you'll have opportunities to share your skills and knowledge by participating in clinical trials and research in conjunction with leading organizations such as the Washington University School of Medicine.

Preferred Qualifications

Role Purpose

The apheresis resource nurse provides expertise in the specialty of apheresis, supporting team members, educational activities, professional practice updates and plans for developmental opportunities for the apheresis team. Develops competency and orientation programs for the service. Participates on hospital based committees to assure current information is shared among services. Communicates new information, policy changes, system updates and other topics as designated.Supports management by working on projects and process improvement. The apheresis resource nurse provides direct care during normal business hours as well as by taking call after hours, weekends and holidays to maintain a high level of expertise in a supportive role to the team.The resource nurse provides direct patient care activities including assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation within the guidelines of the standards of nursing care to inpatients and outpatients requiring apheresis therapies, cellular collections, photopheresis and central venous access procedures.


Develops and implements individual plans of care in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team in accordance with the established guidelines and standards of nursing care. Promotes patient and family centered care in a healing environment. Evaluates patient's response and modifies plan of care accordingly.Supports the activities of the Pheresis Center, including but not limited to monitoring regulatory activities such as critical supplies, temperature/humidity systems, and procedure reviews and updates. Monitors QA/QI documentation required by service and regulatory agencies. Collects complete and accurate data, interprets data in a timely manner.Participates in preparation and planning of processes that promote safety, quality and regulatory compliance in accordance with multiple regulatory agencies such as FDA, FACT, AABB, CAP, and TJC . Participates in regulatory audits and surveys. Plans for team professional development, annual competency, annual skills assessment and life long learning courses.Provides education and training for new and current team members, including apheresis practices and general nursing practice. Demonstrates the ability to coach staff members with issues regarding patient care, policy adherence and professional behaviors. Educates patients and their families on disease process, management of illness/treatment, support resources, infection prevention techniques, home care needs and medication administration when providing direct patient care.Supports the clinical manager in the delivery of safe patient care and building an effective work unit. Demonstrates expertise in clinical knowledge base for the population served and demonstrates the ability to provide apheresis therapies including red cell exchange, therapeutic plasma exchange, leukoreductions (cellular depletion's) photopheresis, cellular collections for immunotherapy, transplant and vaccine production, therapuetic phlebotomy and care of central venous access for lab draws. Uses critical thinking skills to assess and evaluate patient's physical, psychosocial and emotional needs.

Minimum Requirements


Nursing Diploma/Associate's - Nursing


2-5 years

Supervisor Experience

No Experience

Licenses & Certifications


Preferred Requirements


Bachelor's Degree - Nursing
Benefits and Legal Statement

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At BJC we’re committed to providing you and your family with benefits and resources to help you manage your physical, emotional, social and financial well-being.

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vison, life insurance, and legal services available first day of the month after hire date
  • Disability insurance* paid for by BJC
  • Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan funded by BJC
  • 401(k) plan with BJC match
  • Tuition Assistance available on first day
  • BJC Institute for Learning and Development
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time Off benefit combines vacation, sick days, holidays and personal time
  • Adoption assistance

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The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Equal Opportunity Employer