Job #: 6082
Title: RN - Infusion
Job Location: San Antonio, Texas - United States
Salary: $65,000.00 - $70,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly
Employer Will Recruit From: Local
Relocation Paid?: NO
WHY IS THIS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY?
INFUSION REGISTERED NURSE
Our client is a national network of oncology practices that delivers high-quality, high-touch care to help cancer patients achieve more breakthroughs and more victories in their fight against cancer. They are an independent, physician-led practice delivering leading-edge technology and treatment options and conducting innovative research. Founders of the practice pioneered community-based care to enable more cancer patients to receive high-quality care while staying close to the critical support of family and friends.
The practice has more than 150 sites of service throughout Texas, with more than 350 physicians dedicated to serving their patients. On average, they treat more than 50,000 new cancer patients each year, with documented growth year over year. They have pioneered the concept of community-based, outpatient, multidisciplinary cancer centers. This network of oncology practices gives local communities access to leading-edge technology that was previously only available in larger metropolitan areas. JOB DESCRIPTION
This national corporation offers job stability, opportunity, and excellent compensations/benefits packages. This prestigious organization has an opportunity for a Infusion Registered Nurse (RN).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Mixes and administers chemotherapy, hydration and other medications under the direction and supervision of a physician.
- Assists physician with exams and procedures. Maintains efficient and appropriate patient flow in and out of exam rooms.
- Records patient data prior to each physician visit, including but not limited to, vital signs, height, weight, allergies, medication changes.
- Maintains all exam room disinfection protocols. Assesses patients for changes in condition, including but not limited to abnormal labs, x-rays, scans, drug reactions and initiates appropriate action.
- Maintains knowledge of reimbursement procedures. Completes all chemotherapy charge forms. Assures pre-authorization and appropriate consent forms are obtained prior to administration of therapies.
- Demonstrates knowledge of ambulatory infusion pump use and maintenance, cleaning pumps after use, and proper documentation of pump usage.
- Facilitates dose modification by assessing patient, assessing labs, consulting protocol or treatment plan, calculating dose, and consulting physician regarding dosage modifications, problems, and symptom management.
- Performs venipuncture, accesses implanted ports and maintains central lines catheter devices.
- Administers all medications/blood products using correct medication/blood product, dosage/amount, route, time and technique.
- Displays appropriate technical skills for the administration of chemotherapy, medications and blood products, to include, but not limited to: venipuncture, central line access and infusion devices.
- Programs portable infusion pumps for continuous drug delivery and provides instruction to the patient and/or caregiver in the use of the pump at home.
- Documents nursing assessments, patient teaching and fluid and medication administration in the patient chart. Communicates all pertinent information and any interventions to the physician.
- Assures nursing charges are accurate and complete on patient fee slips. Acts as a resource person to the medical assistants.
- Triages patient phone calls as needed and documents relevant information in the patient`s chart. Assesses patient/family needs and provides teaching and other instructional material. Demonstrates awareness of community resources available to patients and assists with referrals if necessary.
- Manages patient medication refill requests from the pharmacy telephone line and records the information in the patient chart.
- Follows OSHA guidelines when handling cytotoxic agents, biohazardous waste and any other material potentially infected with a blood borne pathogen.
- Maintains patient confidentiality.
- RN II
- Graduate from an accredited program for professional nursing education, BSN preferred.
- Minimum of 3 years nursing experience, preferably in an oncology environment.
- Current or pending Oncology certification preferred.
- Experience and knowledge of the purpose and use of medications in the treatment of cancer is preferred.
- Current RN state license with the State Board of Nursing in practice state. Current CPR certification is required.
- BSN degree with at least seven (7) years nursing experience, including at least two years oncology nursing experience.
- Experience and knowledge of the purpose and use of medications in the treatment of cancer.
- RN state license and current registration with the State Board of Nursing in practicing state.
- Current CPR certification required.
- Must maintain continuing education requirements.
Job Type: Full-time
University - Bachelor`s Degree/3-4 Year Degree
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