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SIDRA3539 - Clinical Nurse - Transfusion Safety

Department: Foundational Clinical Services Management Group Dept
Division: Pathology Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 30-Apr-2019
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medicine is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards. Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is: “Sidra Medicine will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class: Patient and Family Centered Care Health Education Biomedical Discovery


The Department of Pathology is a clinical department that provides a full range of diagnostic testing and interpretations and serves additional functions including academic training and teaching. The hospital-based laboratory will provide diagnostic testing many branches of pathology including Anatomical Pathology (which includes cytopathology, histology and surgical pathology, embryo fetal pathology and autopsy pathology), Blood Sciences that includes Chemistry, Hematology, Coagulation, Blood Transfusion and Immunology, Microbiology and Virology that also includes bacteriology, mycology, mycobacteriology, parasitology, virology, serology and molecular pathology, Genetics (which includes  HLA and Cytogenetics and molecular pathology), Point of care testing (POCT) and a 24/7 Phlebotomy services.  The department of clinical laboratory will be CAP and ISO 15189 accredited as well as JCI. The department is supported by the Cerner PathNET LIS as part of an enterprise wide CIS and will incorporate ward-based electronic testing, wireless and RFID technologies in Phlebotomy, as well as digital pathology.


The Nurse – Transfusion Safety works with the pediatric and maternal physician, nursing, and laboratory staff to promote safe and appropriate use of blood and blood products in accordance with national and international guidelines

  • Promotes safe and appropriate pediatric/ maternal blood transfusion practice throughout Sidra.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of clinical transfusion policies, protocols and procedures which are in accordance with national and international guidelines.
  • Effectively coordinates with the Educational Nurse Specialists and others to guide the training and education of clinical nursing staff regarding transfusion practice.
  • Assists with the provision of transfusion safety information to health care practitioners and, through them, to patients and their families.
  • Identifies facilitators and addresses barriers that affect patient outcomes as they relate to transfusion.
  • Works with the Medical Director – Transfusion Lab to develop processes for monitoring and managing transfusion errors, adverse events, and near-miss events.
  • Audits clinical compliance with transfusion guidelines, policies, and processes, and effectively disseminates analysis of this compliance information to clinical staff.
  • Leads transfusion reaction follow-up: chart review, patient contact, and nurse / physician interview, with presentation of data to hematopathologist for sign-off.
  • Performs transfusion audits: collects and presents summary transfusion data for ward-by-ward analysis, for sign-off by hematopathologist and hospital transfusion committee
  • Performs root cause analysis following a transfusion error or near-miss: this will involve laboratory data collection, chart review, nurse/ physician interview and presentation of data to the hematopathologist for sign-off.
  • Provides focused post-error/ post-near-miss transfusion education for laboratory and nursing staff: following an error or near miss, the TSN reviews clinical SOPs with nurses and other involved providers, to help reduce the likelihood of future errors or near-misses.
  • Liaises between the transfusion medicine laboratory and clinical areas, and addresses issues related to transfusion practice between these settings.
  • Leads transfusion related clinical practice and quality improvement initiatives for clinical units or programs. 
  • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies.
  • Adheres to and promotes Sidra’s Values.

In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.







  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing
  • Registered Nurse

Master’s degree in Nursing


  • 5+ year’s clinical nursing experience including 2+ years as a Transfusion Safety Nurse/ Transfusion Safety Officer or 2+ years in a high-transfusion clinical environment.
  • Experience in organizing data and generating thorough, accurate, timely reports
  • Demonstrated experience with Clinical Information Systems (CIS)


Certification and Licensure

  • Licensed +/- Certified in Country of Origin
  • Current BLS certification


Professional Membership



Job Specific Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to integrate Transfusion knowledge and skills acquired throughout didactic and clinical education experiences
  • Demonstrated ability to use risk analysis tools to anticipate risks to patient safety
  • Demonstrated ability to access, critique, and analyze information sources
  • Demonstrated ability to delegate, supervise, and evaluate the performance of nursing interventions
  • Demonstrated ability to manage group processes to meet care objectives and complete health care team responsibilities
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize data, information and knowledge on client outcomes and modify interventions to improve health care outcomes
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, assess and develop educational materials for staff and patients
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite



Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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