Coordinates and administers intravenous (IV) treatment infusions for patients in the ambulatory infusion suite and home setting. Participates in teaching patients and caregivers home IV management; provides leadership by working cooperatively with pharmacy team to establish priorities and goals of patient care. Attends all required staff meetings and educational in-services.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provides services under Ascension Home Infusion and Specialty Pharmacy.
- Provides professional nursing care to assigned patients in need of IV treatment.
- Administers IV therapeutic treatments at the ambulatory infusion suite (AIS) and/or patient's home.
- Determines appropriate venipuncture and/or catheter site.
- Observes patients' IV treatment and records observations in patient medical records.
- Provides information to patients and caregivers regarding intravenous treatment and procedures.
- Provides infusion and other skilled nursing care to patients.
- Completes patient assessment and reassessments and patient and caregiver teaching.
- Assists team in development and revision of patient's plan of care; implements physician orders.
- Monitors patient response. Responds to emergency patient needs. Provides psychosocial support.
- Provides pre-discharge patient assessments when appropriate.
- Completes and submits all required patient care documentation and reports accurately.
- Follows infection control guidelines while working with hazardous materials (i.e., handling of cytoxic agents, handling of blood, and body fluids).
- Assumes potential responsibility for occasional on-call phone triage after hours to address patient needs.
- Participates in the activities of the Performance Improvement Program.
- Attends scheduled patient care conferences, all in-services, departmental meetings, etc, as requested.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Current state license as a Registered Nurse.
- CPR certification required.
- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Bachelors of Nursing preferred.
- PICC/PORT training desired.
- Continuing education necessary to maintain current licensure in all states licensed required by state or professional organization.
- INS/ONS certification desired.
- Valid driver's license and proof of insurance.
- Minimum of 2 years nursing experience in a clinical setting involving collaboration and management of patient care, patient assessment skills, and venous access skills.
- Peripheral IV skills required.
- PICC/PORT experience preferred.
- Pediatric experience desired.
Knowledge and Skills:
- Communicates to supervisor, physicians and other health care providers, as appropriate, any changes in the patients' condition.
- Demonstrates clinical competence of orientation programs, etc.
- Participates in the orientation of other nurses or branch personnel as requested.
- Experienced with electronic documentation, Microsoft Office Suite.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and organization skills.
- Must be able to assume a flexible work schedule.
Estimated salary range $59924 - $84448 / year. Actual salary will vary by geographic location and experience.
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