The Staff Nurse is a registered nurse who utilizes the nursing process to assess, coordinate, facilitate and deliver nursing care to patients utilizing the outpatient infusion clinic for multiple services. In addition to clinical responsibilities, the staff nurse is also responsible for overall scheduling and coordinating schedules for infusions; documentation of treatments provided; communication with referring providers and case managers.Learn more about this agency
The top patient care responsibilities to include, but not limited to: comprehensive patient assessment and management skills; timely insertion of PICC lines; administration of intravenous infusions for hydration, blood products, antibiotic therapy or administration of other substances for one time or serial replacement therapy such as potassium; management of potential side effects related to infusion therapy (i.e. blood reaction), and possible coordination of care with other services. The infusion nurse is also responsible for day to day running of the infusion service. The infusion nurse will need expertise to include, but not be limited to IV insertion; phlebotomy; and central line access (PICCs, Port-a-Caths); care and management of PICC insertion sites; use of a variety of IV antibiotics; transfusion of blood products and new infusion treatments for sub-specialties such as neurology, rheumatology, dermatology; PICC and IV certification preferred/willing to train in PICC competencies/certification.
Major duties include, but may not be limited to:
- Inserts PICC lines and IV catheters with appropriate follow-up and documentation of procedure
- Uses nursing process for solving IV related patient care problems
- Provides IV therapy education and instructions to nursing staff, students, physicians, patients and their families
- Participates in research and quality improvement studies related to IV therapy and
- Reports relevant information to appropriate department
- Keeps current on advances in IV therapy
- Serve as a resource for all vascular access questions
- Performs advanced access skills such as ABGs, PICC and Central Line removal, difficult IV starts, therapeutic blood draws, Port-a-cath and de-clotting
- Data collection related to infusion practices, productivity, utilization of resources and patient outcomes
- Sound working knowledge of MS Office programs (i.e. Word, Excel, Access)
- Maintains active BLS and other applicable professional certifications.
- Meets leadership competency requirements by carrying out performance and professional learning plans for ongoing development.
Work Schedule: Variable Intermittent 8hr day shifts Monday-Friday
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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