Competent level professional nurse who is a proficient in delivering care in the ambulatory care setting. Uses past and current nursing experience to care for infusion patients. Serves as a resource/mentor for Licensed Vocational Nurses, Registered Nurse I's and unlicensed staff members.Job Duties
- Performs responsibilities in a manner that promotes quality and safe patient care and a positive patient experience.
- Adheres to the scope of practice as defined by the Texas Nurse Practice Act.
- Follows an individualized therapy plan provided by the medical provider (Physician/APP) for each patient .
- Consistently demonstrates competency with technical infusion skills according to personal and legal scope of practice.
- Professional assessment skills as applied to the patient, family/support system, and environment.
- IV medication administration including but not limited to: IVIG, Ocrevus, Remicade, etc.
- Able to perform peripheral or central line access for appropriate administration of medications.
- Resourceful in various infusion pumps such as the Braun Infusomat Pump.
- Practices nursing with high respect for individual, cultural, spiritual and economic differences.
- Communicates effectively and in accordance with BCM requirements.
- Reports significant changes in patient status to physician/APP and other members of the team in a timely manner consistent with patient needs.
- Maintains patient records showing systematic assessment, IV lines, nursing note, discharge instructions, etc.
- Participates in department meetings as scheduled.
- Documents legibly and according to BCM documentation guidelines and standards.
- Takes appropriate actions independently and responsively in urgent/emergent care situations.
- Maintains confidentiality in all aspects of the job.
- Promotes personal safety and a safe environment for patients and coworkers.
- Demonstrates knowledge of safety/infection control practices by complying with established policies and procedures.
- Recognizes and responds appropriately to potentially unsafe situations.
- Demonstrates safe practice in the use of equipment.
- Assesses environmental safety and takes initiative to prevent accidents and promote safety.
- Notifies manager of need for review and/or training related to equipment, procedures, or safety/infection control practices.
- Participates in ongoing, professional self-development and identifies needs for personal professional growth.
- Participates in all mandatory education in Success Factors and other specified ways per BCM guidelines.
- Demonstrates competency in areas of assignment or identifies the need for additional training (various diagnoses, infusion, specialized equipment, etc.).
- Schedule appointments as needed to keep the patients on their correct planned infusion schedule.
- Communicates with other health care professionals regarding orders and care of patients.
- Mentors and supports Licensed Vocational Nurses, Registered Nurses I's, and unlicensed staff members by directing, guiding, and influencing the outcome of an individual's performance and activity.
- Prioritizes and organizes work so that assignments are completed in an efficient and timely manner.
- Identifies and supports basic cost containment and efficiency for patients and the clinic.
- Maintains clean and safe work environment; stocks, and orders treatment room supplies as directed.
- Maintains a professional and cooperative relationship among health care teams and co-workers by communicating information, responding to requests, and building rapport by participating in team problem-solving methods.
- Recognize allergic reactions in order provide swift and competent care.
- Familiarize self with most common infused medications used in the infusion suite.
- Participates in the orientation of new clinical staff.
- Exemplifies team player mentality with the ability to withstand daily work stressors.
- Associate Degree or Bachelor Degree in Nursing.
- Two years of experience as a licensed Registered Nurse (RN). Degrees in lieu of experience will not be accepted.
- Current license as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the State of Texas Board of Nursing.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.
- Prior Infusion experience.
- Must be proficient in Intravenous (IV) catheter placement, port accessing and removal of these devices.
- Must be a team player and demonstrate commitment to clinical care.
- Must be excellent on communication skills.
- Must be flexible on working hours.
- Prior familiarity and use of EMR systems.
- Demonstrated interpersonal relationship skills; written and verbal communication skills in English, and ability to work and multitask in a fast paced medical environment.
Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.
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