Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)

Boston, Massachusetts

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Excellent Care to Patients and Families • The Best Staff • In the Safest Environment


Nursing at Brigham and Women's Hospital is known for their excellent clinical practice and for keeping patients and their families at the center of all they do. We understand that great care is shaped by relationships with patients and their families. That's why we're committed to knowing our patients on a deeper level - not just as patients, but as individuals - to ensure that they, and their families, feel known and cared for.

At BWH, we proudly work together with a spirit of inquiry and a deep commitment to providing the highest quality, evidence-informed and theory-guided care in an inclusive environment. We work each day to achieve our vision - to provide excellent care to patients and families, with the best staff, in the safest environment.

Just as we have been able to reinvent healthcare, we have also transformed healthcare careers. Whether measured in terms of lives saved, awards earned, or the personal satisfaction of stretching your talents - a career with BWH is unlike any other in the healthcare field. Here you'll find a workplace where collaboration and teamwork are the norms, not the exception - physicians, nurses, technicians, staff, and management form a close-knit bond, based on mutual respect and devotion to our patients. If you want an enormously fulfilling career, there's no better place to be.

Brigham and Women's Hospital, an affiliate of Mass General Brigham, is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. We place great value on being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization as we aim to reflect the diversity of the patients we serve. At Mass General Brigham, we believe in equal access to quality care, employment, and advancement opportunities encompassing the full spectrum of human diversity: race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion, ethnicity, national origin, and all the other forms of human presence and expression that make us better able to provide innovative and cutting-edge healthcare and research.


The Kraft Family Blood Donor Center registered nurse is expected to ensure donor and patient health and safety before, during and after donor room procedures. Competency with apheresis and therapeutic procedures and associated equipment and in monitoring collections to achieve blood components of the highest quality. Practice must follow departmental Standard Operating Procedures and the Nursing Department Clinical Practice Manual. Must have a working knowledge of AABB, FDA, FACT, and other regulatory agency guidelines.


These Duties are an addendum, to the BWH Registered Nurse Job Description

  • Follows the donor qualification standards defined in the departmental Standard Operating Procedures, Interviews HPC|MNC donors to assess eligibility, and takes appropriate action.
  • Ensures pre-procedure documentation is complete prior to initiating HPC/MNC collection.
  • Follows Site Preparation SOP to prep venipuncture site(s).
  • Maintains continuity of donor and product identification. Performs label verification with another nurse.
  • Observes donors/patients for adverse reactions and take appropriate action as required.
  • Performs the following apheresis procedures
    • HPC\MNC Collections
    • Photopheresis.
    • Red Cell Depletion\Exchanges
    • Plasma Exchanges
    • White Cell and Platelet Depletions
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the operation and maintenance standards for apheresis equipment and other equipment used in the department.
  • Follows industry manufacturing standards-cGMP, cGTP standards and FACT.
  • Demonstrates intravenous insertion skills.
  • Troubleshoots instrument problems and takes instruments out of service following the Equipment SOP.
  • Participates in the validation of new equipment and processes.

  • Qualifications
    To qualify you must have:

    • Graduate of an approved school of nursing with current registration in Massachusetts. Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing is required for newly licensed nurses and external applicants.
    • At least two to three years of recent nursing (within the last 2 - 3 years) experience preffered. Experience must be from apheresis or hemodialysis.
    • IV insertion skills required.
    • Has knowledge and experience working on clinical trials and experience supporting the care of human subjects is a plus.
    • Rotation required to meet the needs of the department. This includes "on-call" for emergency apheresis after hours, on weekends, nights, and holidays.
    • Must have excellent communication skills.
    • Attention to detail is critical when working with blood product collection and manufacturing standards.

    EEO Statement
    Brigham and Women's Hospital is an Affirmative Action Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

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