SUMMARY PARAGRAPH OF MAJOR FUNCTION: Under the direction of the Patient Blood Management (PBM) Medical Director, the Clinical Supervisor fulfills the operational needs of the program, i.e. a total approach to patient care. This role interacts with multiple providers and professionals from many different service lines and departments to provide exceptional anemia care in the hospital and community. Services include preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative anemia management as well as inpatient non-surgical anemia needs; from detection, identifying, managing, treating and monitoring each stage of care to achieve the goals of optimizing cardiac output, anemia tolerance and correction, oxygen delivering and consumption, while utilizing restrictive transfusion strategies. Our goal is to avoid readmission, decrease hospital acquired infections, and decrease length of stay. “Every drop of blood counts” is our philosophy.
CURRENT CORE EXPECTATIONS TO INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
Identifying patients in need of review by the Medical Director and assisting in the development of a treatment plan for the patient. Continuously monitoring the inpatients’ clinical progress, arranging follow up care upon discharge as necessary.
Educating incoming Allied Health Staff in PBM and hematology issues.
Monitoring blood loss due to phlebotomy and other diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
Demonstrating clinical expertise and high-quality standards in all aspects of PBM and remain up-to-date with the literature.
Reviewing PBM transfusion data to monitor cost savings and to identify potential areas for improvement.
Working with other Northern Light (NL) hospitals on PBM outreach programs by acting as a liaison and access point. Promoting the PBM philosophy throughout the NL network, allowing the Program to have an impact on the NL patient population.
Assisting the Community Relations Department to promote PBM awareness week (November).
Participating in relevant NL EMMC committees such as PBM Advisory Committee, Lab Utilization Committee, Perioperative Autologous Blood Collection and Administration Committee, etc.
Maintaining competency and supporting process changes with the electronic medical record.
Assisting the Medical Director with the development, implementation and evaluation of the PBM Program, i.e. developing and running metric reports to collect and evaluate data as needed for research.
Supporting all NL management team efforts.
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of an approved Registered Nurse Program; Current or ability to obtain a Maine RN License; BSN required
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 3 years’ experience in acute care setting and demonstrated supervisory experience. Must possess leadership skills, flexibility, strong clinical skills, organizational and teaching skills – work with providers and staff to promote safe and efficient patient care.
EXPERIENCE PREFERRED: Experience in developing policies and educating others is preferred.
PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Vested interest in providing the best patient care as evidenced by timely implementation of evidence-based transfusion alternative treatment modalities and commitment to furthering self and others’ PBM education.
OTHER SKILLS REQUIRED: Excellent interpersonal skills are necessary. Must be able to hear and verbally communicate with the dispatcher, patients, family members, physicians, healthcare professionals, etc. Must be able to read, write and have legible handwriting.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Semi-sedentary work requiring above average manual dexterity, clear speaking voice, visual and auditory acuity. Keyboard data entry.