Description: The Registered Nurse (RN) Infusion PRN is responsible for the delivery of quality patient care through the nursing process of assessment, diagnosing, planning, implementation and evaluation. This job is responsible for directing and coordinating all nursing care for patients based on established clinical nursing practice standards. Typical Duties:
Delivers quality nursing care while minimizing the risk of infection, contamination, harm, or injury. Maintains safe and clean working environment ensuring compliance with procedure rules and regulations.
Delivers nursing care to assigned group of patients including education directed towards identified knowledge deficits, treatment planning, pain management and discharge planning utilizing the nursing process for Oncology patients being particularly observant for side effects of chemotherapy and other infusion therapies.
Performs complete assessment of patient and other various duties and direct care with regard to age and developmental stage, presenting complaint, pertinent history and knowledge of infusion guidelines for chemotherapy and other infusion therapies including their side effects.
Provides and coordinates patient care, educates patients and public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and family members.
Resolves patient problems and needs by using multi-disciplinary team strategies.
Anticipates deteriorating life sign patterns or equipment malfunctions and takes appropriate action.
Serves as an expert leader by precepting and mentoring RN I, RN II, and students.
Maintains accurate, detailed reports and records and directs care with regard to age and developmental stage, presenting complaint, and pertinent history.
Modifies patient treatment plans as indicated by patients’ responses. Monitors, records and reports symptoms and changes in patients’ conditions.
Delivers quality nursing care including accessing and maintaining Port/Picc central lines while minimizing the risk of infection, contamination, harm or injury.
Responsible for the administration of medications, documentation of medication administration, and assessment of response to medications.
Interprets and evaluates diagnostic tests to assist the attending provider in identifying and assessing patients’ conditions.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications:Required Education and Experience:
BS Degree from an accredited school of professional nursing.
3 plus year of experience as a practicing Registered Nurse.
Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:
Current licensure by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas or proof of reciprocity of licensure between the State of Texas and another state.
Completion of unit specific competency based orientation program within 90 days.
Completion of professional practice requirements of RN III annually with supporting documentation (separate document).
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification.
Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) or Specialty Certification in clinical area.