2018-05-20

RN - Infusion
Job Opportunity at Stratus Staffing

Posted on May 20

http://www.stratusstaffing.com    9498774532

Location: San Antonio, TX
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4155759

Job Description

Position Summary:

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.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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.
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