The Outpatient Infusion Registered Nurse reports to the Director of Wound/Infusion. This position is responsible for the provision of nursing care based on standards of care and professional nursing practice; accountable for the outcomes of nursing care delivered in the outpatient infusion services setting. The Outpatient Infusion Registered Nurse will provide safe, effective, appropriate and comprehensive infusion services to non-oncology patients. The infusion nurse demonstrates through patient care, both specialized knowledge and experience in infusion therapy. Maintains evidence of training and continued education in infusion specific opportunities.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Monitor drug therapy and identify drug related problems such as drug-drug interaction, adverse reactions, and inadequate therapy; takes appropriate steps to resolve drug related problems.
Coordinates, provides, and ensures a continuum of care by collaborating with other healthcare providers both within and outside of the organization.
Responsible for scheduling infusion therapy patient appointments.
Responsible for obtaining required documentation supporting medical necessity, physician orders, insurance authorizations, supporting lab results, and patient demographics.
Processes accurate and appropriate patient charges.
Prioritizes incoming phone calls and faxes from patients/families and other medical personal as well as walk-ins.
Utilize Barcode Medication Verification
Educates the patient and family regarding the treatment plan
Manage vascular access devices
Utilize sterile technique daily while managing central venous lines
Draw blood routinely
Attends to any urgent patient care needs
Assists with inventory management, to include ordering medical and pharmaceutical supplies for patient care.
Participates in orientation of new staff. Assists and supports new team members as evidenced by observation and feedback.
Takes on extended job functions and is involved with team member development or program development.
Other duties as assigned
Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN), required.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), preferred.
Clinical RN experience, required.
Infusion RN experience, preferred.
Insurance Authorization experience, preferred
Current RN licensure in good standing with the South Carolina Board of Nursing (SCLLR), required.
American Heart Association Healthcare provider course with Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required to be initially completed with the TH Organizational Development Office within 30 calendar days of hire date (exceptions to obtain certification from a provider other than the TH Organizational Development Office are approved by TH Organizational Development on a case by case basis). BLS Recertification is required every two (2) years.
Ability to works with patients, families, physicians and other health care providers with a high level of customer service orientation, required.
Physical Requirements: Physical Requirements: Light-Medium Physical Agility Testing (PAT) Rating
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; frequently to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert 15 to 20 pounds of force occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time), and/or 5 to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 5 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and will be measured by post offer Physical Agility testing with a required “Light-Medium” rating to verify ability to meet the requirement.
May be exposed to infectious specimens, diseases, and soiled laundry.