Nurse Clinician, Regional Blood Transfusion
Transfusion Medicine Lab Sites
Regular Full Time, Vancouver
The Regional Blood Transfusion Clinician supporting the Vancouver Coastal Health region reports administratively to the Operations Director or Manager, Laboratory and Pathology Medicine and works in collaboration with Transfusion Medicine Technical Practice Lead, Transfusion Medicine Division head, and Professional Practice Leaders.
As the Regional Blood Transfusion Clinician, you will practice in accordance with the standards of professional practices, scope of practice and code of ethics as outlined by the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). You will coordinate, develop and plan activities within the organization to ensure sustainable programs are successfully implemented and regularly evaluated for compliance with the CSA Standards for Blood and Blood Components; provide clinical support to Transfusion Medicine Services, the Division Head, Transfusion Medicine and Professional Practice and Clinical Quality related to Transfusion Medicine; and ensure clinical transfusion practices and standards are compliant and consistent throughout the organization.
As the successful applicant, you will:
- Participate in the operational planning, process development, implementation and evaluation of sustainable standards i.e. CSA Z902, Health Canada Blood regulations.
- Implement regional organizational initiatives related to Transfusion Medicine clinical practice(s) through established methods such as developing communication linkages and advocating on behalf of the program.
- Coordinate the development and implementation of a Blood Transfusion Medicine Quality Management System; integrate and standardize external processes and procedures related to the Laboratory Quality Management Systems utilizing process mapping techniques.
- Collaborate and maintain relationships with key stakeholders by facilitating committee meetings to develop and execute actions plans that address deficiencies and developing communications tools to ensure awareness of initiatives and practice changes related to Transfusion Medicine throughout the organization.
- Maintain relationships with the Provincial Blood Coordinating Office (PBCO) to share information related to program development and enable compliance with established standards and liaise with the Central Transfusion Registry (CTR) regarding adverse events. Attend Transfusion Medicine Advisory Group (TMAG) meetings as required.
- Support the coordination of clinical care within the region, for the support of patients outside routine needs.
- Under the direction of the Transfusion Medicine Division Head, Transfusion Technical Practice Lead, and with relevant Nursing stakeholders, develop and maintain policies, procedures and guidelines related to the transfusion of blood products to meet relevant standards.
- Graduated from an approved School of Nursing.
- Current practicing registration as an RN with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
- Five (5) years' recent, related experience within an acute care setting including one (1) year of experience in blood transfusion practice.
- Knowledge in process mapping, quality systems and education strategies.
Comprehensive knowledge of evidence-based nursing practice related to medical/surgical transfusion practices within a tertiary level teaching hospital.
- Broad knowledge of research processes and methodology.
- Proficiency in intravenous therapy.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to implement effective problem-solving processes.
You also have demonstrated ability to:
- Work independently, managing workload and competing priorities and accomplish program objectives, including the ability to problem solve.
- Demonstrate knowledge of blood components/products and commitment to safe transfusion practice.
- Collaborate and influence internal and external stakeholders, provide advice, guidance and education and ensure compliance with standards.
- Foster effective working relationships that promote cooperative goal achievement and contribute to an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect.
- Maintain current knowledge of new developments, trends and research in transfusion medicine and recommend/implement best practices
- Develop quality indicators in relation to clinical transfusion medicine practices and provide constructive reports based on the results.
- Prepare concise and accurate written reports and document procedures and processes for manuals using a variety of computer software applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio.
- Physically perform the duties of the position.
- Plan strategically, organize and implement programs, procedures and processes.
- Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Teach, provide orientation, and conduct presentations.
Reference # 85441
Wage: $41.42 - $50.77 Hourly
VCH Transfusion Medicine Lab Sites – VGH 12th and Oak, Vancouver BC
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Lower Mainland Laboratories is a service of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), responsible for providing public laboratory services throughout the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Hospital-based laboratories in Vancouver Coastal Health, Fraser Health, Providence Health Care and PHSA provide both inpatient and outpatient laboratory services. These specialty laboratories provide a variety of reference and specialized testing.
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