Nov 29, 2021

Therapeutic Apheresis Nurse

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Atlanta, GA, USA

Job Description

Work Schedule/Days: Day / Variable; Monday - Friday
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Egleston
Requisition #: 85065


Performs nursing duties, providing direct patient care in a safe and effective manner that promotes quality patient outcomes. Performs clinical apheresis procedures in accordance with established policies, procedures, and regulations. These procedures may include, but are not limited to, red cell exchanges, plasma exchanges, platelet and white cell reductions, photopheresis and hematopoietic progenitor cell collections. Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team. Performs all duties and responsibilities in compliance with standard operating procedures, Safety Quality Identity Potency Purity (SQUIPP), regulations outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Clinical Laboratory Information Act (CLIA), College of American Pathologists (CAP), American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), Joint Commission (JCAHO), and other applicable federal, state, and local regulations.


  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing; BSN preferred; ADN with experience


  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the single State of Georgia or Multi-State through the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact

  • BLS certification required within 30 days of hire
  • PALS certification within one year of hire date


  • Two years’ clinical experience (3,000 hrs.) OR ADN with three years’ experience (4,500 hrs.)
  • Previous apheresis or dialysis experience with preference in a neonatal, cardiac, and/or pediatric care setting preferred




  • Completes orientation and Initial Assessment of Competency successfully by determined due date
  • Completes mandatory education and annual competency assessment requirements as defined by unit and system by due date
  • 75% attendance at staff meetings, if applicable



Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.


Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Walking - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Standing - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)


Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country. Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

Address: 1405 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322
Function: Nursing - Nursing-Bedside