Intrastaff

  • Transfusion Coordinator

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Job ID
    2018-1579
    Facility
    Sibley Memorial Hospital
    Category
    Clinical
    Type
    Temporary Part-Time
  • Overview

    Johns Hopkins Intrastaff is the internal staffing agency for the Johns Hopkins Health System and partner hospitals, providing temporary support to a variety of the Johns Hopkins locations. Our employees are the strength of our service.  Intrastaff is unique because it's one of the very few agencies where a person has the benefit of being a temporary employee and also feels like a member of a large organization. Working at Hopkins means joining a culturally diverse team that includes some of the best nurses, physicians and allied health professionals in the world. Directly or indirectly, you'll have exposure to cutting-edge technology and groundbreaking medical research.

    The Department of Pathology at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC is currently seeking a part-time Transfusion Coordinator/ Platelet Coordinator.  

    Approximately 20 hours per week between the hours of 8am - 4:30pm.  

      

    Responsibilities

    Reports to the Manager, Transfusion Medicine. Reviews patient’s medical history and current physical finding and defines a transfusion protocol for assigned group of patients requiring platelet and red blood cell transfusions working with the Hematology Oncology Physicians.

     

    • After reviewing the current clinical condition and lab results, establishes transfusion thresholds for patients to avoid catastrophic bleeding events.
    • Assigns blood products based on the patients specific needs, and HLA typing.
    • Evaluates reactions to blood products and recommends appropriate premedication and/or manipulation of products needed for subsequent transfusions.
    • Projects, orders and maintains the platelet and white blood cell inventory for the hospital. Assists with the daily operations of the Transfusion Medicine Department.

     

     

    Qualifications

     

    • A Baccalaureate Degree in related medical field (example: Medical Technology, Nursing, PA, or Biology to include a supervised clinical internship in an approved blood bank or blood collection facility and/or equivalent education and training in microbiology, chemistry, hematology, immunohematology, Nursing(RN or NP, PA), or health sciences related field.
    • A minimum of one-year clinical experience in an approved blood bank laboratory or blood collection facility or in a role with equivalent experience with blood transfusions or related medical facility.
    • Advanced computer knowledge.  Reads and understands platelet protocols and transfusion reaction plans. Advance computer knowledge is critical for using the Blood Ordering System and TM System.
    • Knowledge of clinical laboratory tests including HLA and ABO typing, in addition to familiarity with clinical and laboratory policies and procedures.

     

    Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

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