A passionate licensed vocational nurse with +3 years of experience assessing patient medications, performing head to toe assessments, using rational and critical thinking skills to provide the best care to her patients while maintaining her scope of practice and advancing her nursing skills.
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."-Mahatma Gandhi.
The Antibody D program consists of injected donors with blood type O Negative with red cell matches in the hopes of stimulating the production of antibody D, essential to productions of RhoGAM shots, preventing Hemolytic disease of the Newborn. The role of an Antibody D Physician Substitute designated trainer LVN is to work closely with CMD to implement proper procedures and protocols within the parameters of cGMP and the FDA, assessing potential new donors and return applicant donors with blood type O Negative to possibly join Anti-D program, educating donors on Anti-D program, determining red cell whole blood match to donors, administering live red cells to donors and monitoring potential donor reactions, ensuring donors understand the importance of blood typing post immunizations, assessing donors for antibody matches and applying proper holds to donor charts in Nextlynk EMR until CMD can review donor test results, ensuring that all nursing staff is up to date with all trainings, monitoring and recording donor vital signs, performing venipuncture, machine set-ups and disconnects, performing head to toe assessments on all new donors and return applicant donors, evaluating donor medical history, assessing all current donor medications to ensure safe donation, counseling donors on reactive test results, Answered patient calls, identified issues and determined how best to provide assistance within parameters established by facility and supervisor, Observed strict confidentiality and safeguarded all patient-related information.
Promote customer satisfaction through appropriate interaction and responsiveness to customer needs
Builds rapport with donors to ensure overall customer satisfaction with the center to support long term donation
Selection of suitable plasmapheresis donors by performing physical examinations and taking medical histories on all donors through the use of FDA approved Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Manual, current State and Federal guidelines, OSHA, CLIA, CGMP, all internal company procedures and personal education and experience
Responsible for donor awareness to potential hazards
Administration of donor consent form
Provides Donor education on trends identified regarding general health assessment completed at the Center
Provides counseling to Donors regarding unacceptable test results
Evaluates and manages donor injuries and adverse events
Performs evaluations of any history of illness or medications to ensure continued donor suitability
Ensures Donor medical information is complete and accurate prior to donation
Review of donor screening test to ensure eligibility of continued donation
Assists in employee training and coaching regarding medical SOPs as necessary
Assists with the administration of employee Hepatitis Vaccine program
Maintain supplies necessary to perform job duties
Maintains and ensures proper sanitation and cleaning of equipment and work areas between donors
Ensures Donor and Staff confidentiality
Reports all unsafe situations or conditions to Center Management
Perform other duties as required
Observe patients, charting and reporting changes in patients' conditions, such as adverse reactions to medications or treatment, and taking any necessary action.
Provide basic patient care or treatments, such as taking temperatures or blood pressures, dressing wounds, treating bedsores, giving enemas or douches, rubbing with alcohol, massaging, or performing catheterizations
Measure and record patient' vital signs, such as height, weigh, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respirations
Perform skin assessments and noting changes in patients' charts
Administering enemas when appropriate
Perform catheter site care such as cleaning around site with warm soap and water and redressing site
Perform colostomy care such as cleaning around site and applying a new bag
Help patients with bathing, dressing, maintaining personal hygiene, moving in bed, or standing and walking
Administer prescribed medications or start intravenous fluids, noting times and amounts on patients' charts
Prepare patients' for examinations, tests, or treatments and explain procedures
Evaluate nursing intervention outcomes, conferring with other healthcare team members as necessary
Assemble and use equipment, such as catheters, tracheotomy tubes, or oxygen suppliers
Record food and fluid intake and output
Record patients' medical history, vital statistics, or information such as test results in medical records.
Prepare treatment rooms for patient examination, keeping the rooms neat and clean
Interview patients to obtain medical information and measure vital signs, weight, and height
Clean and sterilize instruments and dispose of contaminated supplies
Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician
Help physicians examine and treat patients, handing them instruments or materials or performing such tasks as giving injections
Collect blood, tissue, or other laboratory specimens, log th specimens, and prepare them for testing
Perform routine laboratory tests and sample analyses
Operate x-ray, electrocardiogram (EKG), or other equipment to administer routine diagnostic tests
Perform general office duties, such as answering phones, taking dictation, or completing insurance forms
Scheduling appointments for patients
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