Overview

Registered Nurses in the Apheresis unit within the UK Healthcare Enterprise provide care to oncology, organ transplant, and neurology patients. Patient conditions include graft vs. host disease, sickle cell disease, leukemia, hyperviscosity syndrome, bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome, TTP, and other autoimmune diseases. This RN will provide care to adult and pediatric apheresis patients both in the apheresis unit and inpatient units within UK Chandler Hospital. 
The Apheresis RN provides comprehensive care for patients undergoing treatments such as plasmapheresis, photopheresis, stem cell collection, red blood cell exchange, and CAR-T cell therapy. Proficiency inserting and accessing vascular access devices will be needed in this role 
 
The primary responsibilities for this position consist of providing total, comprehensive, continuous and patient centered care which includes: assessing, documenting, planning, implementing, teaching, developing, and evaluating a comprehensive nursing plan of care; delivering direct patient care; ensuring patient satisfaction; training and delegating duties for Nursing Care Technicians (Nursing Assistant); and adhering to University policies and procedures as well as federal, state and local regulations. Furthermore, this environment supports collaborative efforts among the nursing staff and the team of physicians to increase communication and enhance expected patient outcomes. This includes utilization of the nursing process in conjunction with a comprehensive patient-centered plan of care, ensuring patient satisfaction.

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