RN / Registered Nurse – Surgery – Cardiac Perfusion Services – Autotransfusionist Specialist – Full Time – Days

ProMedica Health System

ProMedica Toledo Hospital is one of the largest acute-care facilities in the region. Our 794-bed hospital is staffed by more than 4,800 professional healthcare employees who serve a 27-county area throughout northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. We also have the area’s largest board-certified medical staff, which is made up of more than 1,000 primary care and specialty physicians. Excellent customer service skills and the ability to work in a fast paced environment are a must. In addition, for 15 consecutive years, residents of Greater Toledo have named us the Consumer Choice Award winner in our market. In fact, we’re the only hospital in northwest Ohio to receive this honor.

Position Summary:

The Autotransfusion Specialist functions as a member of Cardiac Perfusion Services. These team members are responsible for the safe implementation and operation of cell salvage equipment during surgical procedures known to experience significant blood loss. Cell salvage is the process by which blood from the surgical field is collected, filtered, and washed to produce a high quality autologous blood product for re-infusion to the patient. This helps preserve the patients native starting hematocrit and prevents unnecessary blood bank transfusions and the inherent risks and complications that can arise from donor blood. The Autotransfusionist chooses the appropriate equipment for each procedure, sets up and operates the cell salvage machine, and prepares the processed red blood cells for safe re-infusion to the patient. Other peri-operative blood management duties include processing platelet rich plasma and operating point of care coagulation monitoring devices. Standards of individual performance, skills, and clinical competence must be maintained according to hospital and department policies and procedures.


Education: BSN required or be able to obtain within a 3 year time period

Skills: Must be able to successfully complete the hospital/unit professional nurse orientation. Responsible for maintenance of competency and licensure requirements. Communicates in an effective and professional manner with all members of multidisciplinary team

Years of Experience: Minimum 2 years of nursing experience

License / Certification: Must be a registered nurse and licensed to practice in the State of Ohio. Basic Life Support (BLS)

Physical and Position Requirements

Must be able to be on-site within 30 minutes while on call

Must be able to move about hospital and between workstations; and prolonged periods of standing

Must be able to lift medium materials (50lb max), non-material handling; continuous standing, walking, bending, stooping and reaching; frequent pushing, pulling and squatting

Must be able to read and speak the English language

ProMedica is a mission-based, not-for-profit integrated healthcare organization headquartered in Toledo, Ohio. For more information, please visit www.promedica.org/about-promedica

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex/gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, citizenship, familial or marital status, genetics, or any other legally protected category. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a job with ProMedica, please contact employment@promedica.org

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug-Free Workplace

Requisition ID: 82299