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Registered Nurse - Med Surg

Company: LifeSouth Community Blood Centers
Location: Gainesville
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Registered NurseAre you looking to make a difference in your community? Seeking to work for a non-profit whose values include safety, teamwork, and stewardship?

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers is currently seeking an experienced professional to join our team as a Registered Nurse in Gainesville, FL.

Who We Are

LifeSouth is a non-profit community blood bank serving more than 125 hospitals in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. We are committed to meeting the blood supply needs of hospitals and their patients by providing the highest quality blood components and services. With more than 30 donor centers, 50 bloodmobiles and 2,000 blood drives a month, our LifeSouth team is dedicated to making sure the blood is there when you or your family is in need.

Our Mission

To provide a safe blood supply that meets or exceeds the needs in each community we serve, and to provide a variety of services in support of ongoing and emerging blood and transfusion related activities.

Training Available

Don't let a lack of apheresis experience stop you from applying! No previous apheresis experience is required. If hired, you will be given sufficient on-the-job training to learn the specialized skills this position requires. Training for this position will be conducted during regular business hours.

What You Will Be Doing

This position is responsible for traveling to hospitals to perform apheresis procedures. Nurses will only care for one patient at a time and will work alongside hospital nurses and physicians to complete procedures. Nurses will also spend time at the LifeSouth office to coordinate upcoming apheresis procedures and organize necessary documentation.

Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to)

* Coordinate and verify orders to perform therapeutic apheresis procedures
* Perform routine and complex therapeutic plasma exchanges, red cell exchanges, stem cell collections, white cell depletions and platelet reductions according to standard operating procedures and physician's directions
* Rotation of on-call nights, weekends and holidays are an expectation of the position; will earn on-call bonus
* Travel to other locations outside of Gainesville to perform procedures
* Maintain patient and center procedural records and billing
* Administer Hepatitis B and Flu vaccinations to LifeSouth employees

Minimum Qualifications

* Associates of Science/Nursing (ASN) or Bachelor's degree/Nursing (BSN)
* Active State of Florida Registered Nurse License
* Two years of experience as a nurse
* Must meet hospital credentialing requirements
* CPR certification
* Rotation of on-call nights, weekends and holidays are an expectation of the position; will earn on-call bonus
* Valid driver's license. Must also meet and maintain LifeSouth driver's eligibility requirements
* Must have consistent and reliable transportation
* Must be vaccinated against COVID to comply with hospital regulations

The Ideal Candidate Will Possess

* Previous apheresis, dialysis or ICU experience

Our Benefits

* Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) plan with opportunity to earn up to 200 hours per year
* Health, dental, vision insurance available after 60 days
* Supplemental Insurances including life, cancer, accident and disability
* Health Savings Account (HSA) with employer match each pay period
* Retirement plan
* Wellness program with incentives and HSA rewards

This is a full time position. Starting salary range is $67,500 - $74,250 annually plus travel and on-call bonus. Background check and drug test required. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/DFWP/Tobacco Free.

The position description may not include all the duties and responsibilities of the job. Duties and responsibilities that are not listed, but which the employee may be expected to perform, will fall within the scope of the skills, knowledge and training for the position.

LifeSouth is a Drug-Free and Tobacco-Free Workplace. LifeSouth is an affirmative action employer and provides equal opportunity to all persons, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, transgender status, gender identification, disability, status as a protected veteran, national origin, color or any other classification in accordance with federal, state and local statutes, regulations and ordinances. LifeSouth complies with all laws and regulations associated with the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

If you require any assistance to complete the application process or during the interview due to a disability, please contact the LifeSouth region where you are applying or call 1-888-795-2707 to request an accommodation. Applications may be completed at a LifeSouth facility or mailed to corporate headquarters in lieu of the on-line application process.


Keywords: LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, Gainesville , Registered Nurse - Med Surg, Healthcare , Gainesville, Florida

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