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Apheresis Diploma Nurse, Hoxworth

Date: Apr 15, 2021

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Company: University of Cincinnati

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors > http://bit.ly/UCEMPL


Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


Job Overview

Hoxworth Blood Center is an independent community blood center, dedicated to the promotion of research and education in transfusion medicine and cell therapies.


Hoxworth Blood Center is seeking a Registered Nurse to perform therapeutic apheresis procedures including peripheral blood stem cell collections and other specialized procedures on patients within our community.  The RN will be responsible for monitoring these patients throughout the treatment or in research collections.  Work involves both adult and pediatric patients.  Traveling between hospitals within our community to perform procedures is required.  The work schedule is primarily first shift, but includes weekends, evenings and on-call duty that is required.  This job requires a positive attitude, excellent communication and organizational skills as well as the ability to develop good customer-service relationships. Must have a current Ohio RN license and able to obtain other state licenses as needed.


Screen prospective blood donors and perform specialized and critical functions of plasma and blood donations.

Essential Functions

  • Interview and screen prospective donors apply FDA regulations, AABB standards, and adhere to regulations/standards of other governing bodies. 
  • Perform physical examinations and secure detailed medical history of prospective donors.
  • Monitor and assess blood collection process, assist with immediate and/or emergency care in case of a donor reaction.
  • Perform and monitor therapeutic apheresis procedures including plasma and red cell exchanges and photopheresis on patients of all ages.
  • Perform peripheral blood stem cell collections and other specialized collection procedures. 
  • Participate in research protocols.
  • Assist and perform quality control functions, maintain and calibrate equipment.
  • Communicate directly with donors; provide customer service following standard procedures.
  • Travel between hospitals within our community to perform procedures is required.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Minimum Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited registered nurse program.
  • Current OH RN license; must be able to obtain other state RN licenses as needed.
  • Experience in intensive care, emergency or dialysis nursing, or intravenous therapy.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

Exposure to bio-hazardous products, chemicals and body fluids; may be exposed to unpleasant odors and adverse weather; may have to ambulate donor in cases of adverse reaction; may work evenings, weekends, holidays, and on-call).


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


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