Infusion Nurse

Infusion Nurse

Position Title: Infusion Nurse
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer
Job Status: Full-Time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Positions Supervised: None

Position Summary:
The Infusion/Intravenous Therapy RN provides nursing management and care coordination of the patient receiving infusion and/or intravenous therapy that is consistent with standards of practice, established institutional policy and state statutes, and under the order of a physician.
Essential Functions:
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Monitors and evaluates patient response according to identified criteria and participates in quality management activities.
• Assess patients regarding diagnosis, developmental stage and/or special conditions that impact treatment or choice of vascular access devices.
• Interact with health care team to keep them informed of any changes in patient condition.
• Recognize abnormal conditions or potential problems, take appropriate action, and notify appropriate personnel.
• Document interventions and evaluations accurately and promptly; demonstrate understanding of policies within institution and interact with others to promote and enhance positive relationships.
• Initiate and maintain accurate accounting of instruments, appliances and supplies used during procedures.
• Participate in activities to ensure the safety of the patient (i.e., monitoring and use of equipment, medication, and solutions, positioning patient, use of aseptic technique and infection control methodology).
• Administer medications/infusions under the order of a physician and according to state practice act.
• Evaluate new products and supplies related to infusion therapy.
• Completes other assignments as requested and assigned.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
• Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Able to read and interpret written information. Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Responds well to questions; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.
• Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
• Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
• Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources.
• Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.

• Registered Nurse with current license in state(s) in which he/she is employed and practices.
• One (1) year RN experience within the past 5 years, which includes the practice of infusion therapy in the medical-surgical or critical care setting.
• Evidence of current CPR training card
• Meets applicable health requirements to provide patient care.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work primarily in a climate-controlled environment with minimal safety/health hazard potential.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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