REGISTERED NURSE - INFUSION THERAPY UNIT
Status: PRN - As Needed
Shift: Days - as needed Monday - Friday with occasional rotating weekend coverage
The Registered Nurse at North Oaks Medical Center is primarily responsible for his/her patients. They shall possess the qualities most exemplary of the nursing profession. These qualities include compassion, empathy, accountability, honesty, together with the knowledge and skills they have learned within their nursing education. The Registered Nurse shall adhere to the Standards of Practice of NOMC. The registered nurse is a member of the health care team and is responsible for providing quality nursing care utilizing NOMC standards of care. Will uphold the philosophy and objectives of Nursing Service. Is a resource person for other members of the health care team. Responsible for patient care. Will utilize effective communication between personnel, physicians, other hospital departments, patients and families.
Minimum 2 years of clinical nursing experience preferred.
Education:Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Current LA RN license is required.
Membership in a professional organization is encouraged.
Required to stand for long periods of time. Lifting and transporting of patients is required. Motor coordination and manual dexterity are necessary.
A. Utilize nursing process (assess, plan, implement and evaluate) for each patient on an individual basis.
B. Assist with QA audits.
C. Administer medications as ordered by the physician.
D. Document patient response to medication and procedure, using vital sign record, nurses’ notes, and any other form as appropriate.
E. Monitor patient receiving I.V. conscious sedation as per policy.
2. Administer blood, blood components, hyperalimentation and chemotherapy.
A. Adhere to hospital policy in regard to blood and blood components.
B. Adhere to hospital policy for administering hyperalimentation and chemotherapy.
3. Adhere to policies and procedures.
A. Responsible for adherence to hospital policies and procedures for self and personal under his/her supervision.
B. Adhere to acceptable dress code.
C. Report incidents and injuries.
D. Report medication errors.
E. Demonstrate professional manner.
F. Comply with attendance policy.
G. Knowledgeable of all hospital safety codes, and perform duties during drills and actual emergencies.
H. Report unsafe conditions and incidents.
I. Provide clean environment.
J. Account for narcotics.
4. Assist in operational functions.
A. Assist department manager in maintenance of policies and procedures.
B. Schedule assignments of personnel as applicable.
C. Assist department director in data collection.
D. Monitors equipment function.
5. Maintain satisfactory communication.
A. Promote satisfactory relationships.
B. Share knowledge with others.
6. Participate in professional development activities.
A. Attend committee meetings as designated.
B. Attend in-service programs.
C. Maintain certification in Basic Life Support and/or Advanced Cardiac Life Support as required.
D. Maintains knowledge of computerized systems within the healthcare system as needed for job performance.
7. Perform other duties as requested.
8. Follows North Oaks Health System’s Compliance Program and Federal and State Regulatory guidelines.
9. Adheres to the Nurse Practice Act and the Rules and Regulations of the LA State Board of Nursing.
Assessment of Adult Surgical Patient.
Assessment and Care planning of the pre/post-op surgical patients as well as trauma and stroke patients, diagnostic or therapeutic interventions.
Also, assessment and care planning of the less acute Telemetry patient.
Charge Nurse, once identified, will complete ACLS.
Proficient in pre-proce
Current in CPR.
Yearly completion of Competency Lab.
Able to utilize various computer systems, but not limited to: EPIC, HBOC, Hill-Rom Composer system, Net Learning, AYS, PAR Excellence and Pyxis and Oak Link.
Assist with insertion and management of central lines/chest tubes.
Utilizes various equipment.
Completed approved IV course
Demonstrates knowledge in individual surgeon preferences.
In addition to those outlined in the general RN job description, the Infusion Therapy RN duties include the following:
- Minimum 2 years of clinical nursing experience preferred.
- Chemotherapy and other complex drug administration preferred.
- Demonstrate strong physical assessment skills, laboratory interpretation and clinical judgment to allow identification of medical instability and the need to refer the outpatient client to the ER or primary care physician.
- Demonstrate knowledge of regulatory and reimbursement documentation requirements for the Outpatient Prospective Payment System
- Demonstrate knowledge of pediatric physiology and pediatric disease processes.
- Able to perform a comprehensive assessment of a pediatric patient.
- Provide safe care for pediatric patient based on assessments and identified needs specific to disease processes.
- Display knowledge of physical and psychosocial development in pediatric population.
- Correctly calculate and administer doses of medications to pediatric patients.
- Completion of annual growth and development competencies.
- Maintain a safe environment for pediatric patient.
- Educational needs of the adult and pediatric patient and significant other are assessed and documented in the medical record.
- Patients and significant others are taught according to their assessed educational needs.
- Documentation of teaching is present in the nurses’ notes or educational tool.
- Responsible for the knowledge of the adult and pediatric crash cart location and contents.
- Successful completion of Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course and ACLS is strongly recommended and to be maintained as required for patient care.
- PALS is required when providing care to the pediatric patient