Apr 29, 2021

Transfusion Safety Nursing Specialist

  • The University of Kansas Hospital
  • Kansas City, KS, USA
Full time

Job Description

Position Title

Transfusion Safety Nursing Specialist

Bell Hospital

Position Summary / Career Interest:

The Transfusion Safety Nursing Specialist plans individualized, group, and health system clinical and educational initiatives to promote exemplary professional practice and quality care for patients receiving blood/blood products; or, who are choosing blood alternatives as part of their medical plan of care. Merging innovative thinking with evidence-based practice, the Transfusion Safety Program Coordinator provides expertise in clinical nursing practice, guidance for providers for blood/blood product management best practices, and health system interdisciplinary communication. Utilizes advanced critical thinking and leadership skills to implement the Department of Nursing's educational goals and patient safety. Provides oversight and coordination of educational endeavors to maximize the impact of processes and procedures pertaining to patient blood management. Leads efforts to improve nursing and medical practices by utilizing ongoing surveillance and adverse events follow-up to develop processes that will mitigate transfusion risks.

Position Description:

  • Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the Department of Nursing.
  • Demonstrates ability to instruct all levels of medical, nursing and allied health staff. In addition, facilitates development and delivery of transfusion information to patients and families.
  • Demonstrates effective working relationships among departments
  • Facilitates critical thinking, technical, and interpersonal competencies of staff related to blood management.
  • Models purposeful, direct, and assertive communication with staff, peers, managers and administration.
  • Participates in the development and review of transfusion practices, policies and procedures.
  • Promotes evidence-based practice and research in education processes and care delivery processes for blood management.
  • Provides leadership and supportive role in task forces and teams promoting the goals of the health system blood management program.
  • Uses effective design principles to assess, plan, deploy and evaluate clinical practices and educational interventions.
  • Collaborates with Risk Management and Quality & Safety team to monitor, inform, and mitigate transfusion incidents.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing required
  • Master’s Degree in Nursing, Education, Clinical Nurse Leader, Instructional Design or related field within 3-5 years required
  • Registered Nurse in State of Kansas required
  • BLS Certification ~ Required
  • Experience ~ Minimum of 3 years of hospital clinical experience required
  • Windows and Word processing


  • Previous experience in program leadership and development preferred
  • National certification in a specialty nursing field preferred in 3-5 years from date of hire or transfer.

Time Type:

Full time

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