Job Overview

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You can make a difference!

This is not just a job – This is a chance to be a part of something that gives back to our community in a very unique way. TheCommunity Blood Center is your local non-profit supplier of blood products & services to area hospitals & patients.  Our employees are committed to our mission of providing a safe, adequate, effective blood supply and the care of those receiving the blood.   

Our RN’s work one-on-one with patients in hospital settings. No more up and down the hospital hallways with multiple patients – It is one patient at a time. They have the opportunity to get to know the patients and their families.

The RN’s who are members of our Outpatient Apheresis team specialize in plasma exchange. This is the separation and removal of plasma from the blood in order to remove harmful substances circulating in the plasma. The red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets are returned to the patient, along with a prescribed replacement fluid. Simply stated, “old plasma” is removed and replaced with “new plasma”. Alternatively, abnormal red cells, platelets or white cells may be removed or exchanged. We also work with the Bone Marrow Transplant Team at Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics.

The RN’s perform therapeutic apheresis procedures in the hospital setting. Travel is required between hospitals in the local area. Our staff works adult and pediatric patients, performing five separate therapeutic apheresis procedures using the Cobe Spectra and Spectra Optia. some procedures are in the hospital critical care units.

Work Shift:

Monday-Friday 8am-4pm for routine patients scheduled, with rotating evenings and weekends.  Department serves patients 24/7. 

 

Requirements 

  • R.N. with current licensure in both Kansas and Missouri
  • 2-4 years acute critical care or dialysis experience
  • Valid Missouri Class F or Kansas Class C Driver’s License and good driving record.

 We do not answer questions about pay rates over the phone; however, if you have any other questions, please call Heather Teufel, Human Resources at 816-968-4088.

 

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ON LINE AT www.savealifenow.org.

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