Nurse Practitioner - Transfusion Safety Officer

 
Position: Nurse Practitioner - Transfusion Safety Officer

Job ID: 159941

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: NPP ACUTE CARE SERVICE

Talent Area: Advanced Practice Providers

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a-5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Summary:

We are searching for a Nurse Practitioner Transfusion Safety Officer -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will act as a liaison within the hospital environment to coordinate transfusion practices with groups such as physicians, advanced practice providers, nursing, transfusion services and related organizations affiliated with the facility to ensure the blood transfusion is conducted in the safest possible manner and meets or exceeds all existing and emerging standards of practice.

 

This provider is responsible for quality and safety for blood transactions.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Provides consultative service for patients in need of granulocyte transfusion therapy and patients who experience repeated or high-risk transfusion reactions
  • Collaborate with medical, technical, paramedical, and nursing personnel to identify, implement, and evaluate strategies related to transfusion practices and blood conservations
  • Conduct retrospective audits on blood utilization
  • Ensure high level patient care/safety maintained through patient identification, transfusion procedures, and equipment operation and maintenance
  • Participate in investigations of errors and accidents and reports to Blood Bank medical director and chief leadership and Nursing leadership
  • In partnership with other key stakeholders, partakes in preparation of reports and data management associated with data reporting needs for quality improvement, guideline development, safety measures and blood utilization
  • Provide education to physicians, residents, technologist, nursing personnel, paramedical, and patients on appropriate use of blood/blood components and their alternatives including (but not limited to) potential risks and benefits
  • Assist in preparation of articles for publications or presentations at meetings on transfusion related matters


Qualifications:

  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required for all employees unless approved for a medical or religious exemption
  • Master’s degree in Nursing required
  • RN license from the Texas Board of Nursing or Nurse Licensure Compact required
  • PNP-BC or CPNP-AC certification from the Texas Board of Nursing required
  • Nurse Practitioner experience in hematology/oncology or critical care is preferred


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