Job Description

Apheresis Nurse RN

Cancer care is all we do

Hope in healing

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA®) takes a unique and integrative approach to cancer care. Our patient-centered care model is founded on a commitment to personalized medicine, tailoring a combination of treatments to the needs of each individual patient. At the same time, we support patients’ quality of life by offering therapies designed to help them manage the side effects of treatment, addressing their physical, spiritual and emotional needs, so they are better able to stay on their treatment regimens and get back to life. At the core of our whole-person approach is what we call the Mother Standard® of care, so named because it requires that we treat our patients, and one another, like we would want our loved ones to be treated. This innovative approach has earned our hospitals a Best Place to Work distinction and numerous accreditations. Each of us has a stake in the successful outcomes of every patient we treat.

Job Description:

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 hour day shifts

Job summary:

The Apheresis Nurse will provide technically complex procedures such as apheresis, plasmapheresis etc. for peripheral blood stem cell donors and patients, practicing the Mother Standard of Care® in the stem cell transplant program.  In this role, the registered nurse will operate under the direction of a licensed practitioner to perform the procedure and provide nursing care.  An Individualized plan of care is provided including patient assessment, performing the procedure, and evaluating patient outcomes. Responsible for ensuring clinically excellent outcomes for patients and donors. Utilizes effective communication to support a culture of caring and healing in which the patient and family are the central focus.  Nursing care address physical, spiritual, emotional and educational needs of the patient, and coordinates the plan of care with other healthcare professionals and all members of the healthcare team. Acts in compliance with enterprise policies/procedures and the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Illinois and in alignment with the nursing mission, vision, and values.  Follows the enterprise nursing philosophy and the Empowered for Excellence (E2) nursing professional practice model. 

Main Purpose:

Perform complex procedures such as apheresis, plasmapheresis etc. for peripheral blood stem cell donors and patients under the direction of a licensed practitioner in the stem cell transplant program. Perform patient assessment and evaluation, and technically complex apheresis procedures, maintaining accurate documentation of patient encounters. For appropriate patients and donors, perform venipuncture and maintain peripheral access during the procedures. Recognize patient conditions requiring immediate actions, initiate appropriate life-supporting interventions while communicating appropriately with physicians. Coordinate with other members of the healthcare team to facilitate a smooth patient experience. Handles other related tasks such as quality control of equipment, as needed.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent in Nursing

  • Active RN license in the state of Illinois

  • Good IV skills and central line catheter care                

  • BLS certification and must be maintained while in this position

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification

  • Basic computer skills

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and detail oriented.

  • Ability to organize and be self-motivated


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of apheresis or dialysis experience

  • Ultrasound guided IV insertion/Phlebotomy Experience

We win together

Each CTCA employee is a Stakeholder, driven to make a true difference and help win the fight against cancer. Each day is a challenge, but this unique experience comes with rewards that you may never have thought possible. To ensure each team member brings his or her best self, we offer exceptional support and immersive training to encourage your personal and professional growth. If you’re ready to be part of something bigger and work with a passionate, dynamic group of care professionals, we invite you to join us. 

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