Registered Nurse Infusion
The nurse will provide and coordinate infusion activities to assure compassionate patient care. Provides direct patient care in compliance with professional practice standards. The Infusion Nurse will also promote a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach toward patients, families, and all members of the care delivery team.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
- Administer chemotherapy IV fluids via peripherally inserted central catheters.
- Identifies, assesses, and diagnoses problems through patient assessment and interactions; and evaluates actual or potential patient health problems.
- Develops and participates in educating patients, their families, or significant others about post-discharge care programs.
- Initiates patient care meetings with the health care team to revise the plan of care as the patient’s condition warrants.
- Maintains a safe and therapeutic patient care environment.
- Provides guidance and direction to members of the health care team to ensure quality patient care.
- Keeps current on advances in nursing care by participating in educational programs.
- Orients and educates new staff in nursing techniques and departmental procedures.
- Provides and oversees direct patient care in accordance with the established nursing protocol and physicians’ orders.
- Utilizes knowledge of medications, procedures, infection control, and safety precaution; and initiates appropriate interventions in crisis situations.
- Participates in total quality management to positively affect patient and system outcomes to improve care.
- Documents patient care in the health care record according to standards.
- Directs and delegates care to other team members.
- Providing safe, effective, appropriate, and comprehensive infusion services to oncology patients.
- Provides education and follow-up care after patients have been released from chemotherapy.
- Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
- Medical Assistant, Licensed-Practical Nurse, or Registry Professional
- Adult teaching experience; patient advocacy
- 3+ years’ experience in clinical oncology a plus
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal
- Excellent analytical skills
- Ability to recognize knowledge gaps and apply appropriate education techniques to bridge gaps
- Proficiency in communication technologies (email, cell phone, etc.)
- Highly organized, ability to multi-task, and ability to keep accurate notes and records.
- Experience with RCCA EMRs IT systems and reports preferred.
- Local knowledge of community services and resources is preferred.
- Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, preferred.
SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:
- Demonstrates professional, appropriate effective, and tactful communication/presentation skills, including written, verbal and nonverbal.
- Demonstrates a positive attitude and respectful, professional customer service.
- Acknowledges patient’s rights on confidentiality issues maintains patient confidentiality at all times and follows HIPAA guidelines and regulations.
- Proactively acts as a patient advocate, responding with empathy and respect to resolve patient and family concerns.
- Proactively continues to educate self and improve professional skills.
- Associate’s Degree in Nursing (Bachelor’s Degree preferred) with at least one (1) year of oncology experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Current BCLS Must obtain OCN certification within one year of hire.