RN - Outpatient Infusion Therapy (PRN)
Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center

Findlay, Ohio

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PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION

The Outpatient Infusion Center RN is responsible for coordination of patient activities thru a plan of care in the outpatient setting. To provide support, leadership and communication channels for staff and physician.

JOB DUTIES/ RESPONSIBILITIES

Duty 1: Uses the nursing process to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care to provide for the unique physical and emotional needs of each patient within the clinic setting.

Duty 2: Establishes and maintains communication, and utilizes teaching opportunities to provide for the specific learning needs of each patient and their significant other(s).

Duty 3: Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patients served on their unit.

Duty 4: Collaborates with Physician regarding patient condition, orders, treatment plan, and anticipated needs to ensure exceptional patient care.

Duty 5: Coordinates Clinic activities in relation to supplies, patient scheduling, and staffing for administration of prescribed therapies.

Duty 6: Complies with organizational policies, procedures, and practices to ensure quality job performance and hospital compliance.

Duty 7: Maintains all department and unit specific competencies for provision of patient care.

Duty 8: Facilitates allocation of resources for resolution of patient/family needs via multidisciplinary approach especially by working closely with Social Services, communicating directly with ECF if necessary, knowing capabilities and resources for Hospice and Home Health Services and other disciplines as appropriate.

Duty 9: Effectively communicates with physicians to determine Clinic program enhancement.

Duty 10: Provides input and collaboration with Clinic Supervisor or Manager to assist with clinic process improvements and enhancements.

Duty 11: Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduate of an approved school of nursing and a current Ohio registration.
  • At least one year RN nursing experience.
  • Must obtain Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) within 2 years of hire date.
  • IV skills.
  • Oncology Education and Chemotherapy Certification required after probationary period (or no longer than 6 months from DOH).
  • BSCLS requiredafter probationary period (or no longer than 6 months from DOH).
  • Positive service-oriented interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served on his/her assigned unit/department.
  • The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient status.
  • Must be able to interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to their age-specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the area's policies and procedures.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • 1 year of Nursing experience.
  • Oncology experience.
  • BSN.
  • Chemo Certified.
  • Oncology Certified Nurse.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This position requires a full range of body motion with intermittent walking, lifting, bending, climbing, squatting, kneeling, twisting, sitting and standing. The associate will be required to lift 50 pounds and lift work above the shoulders. The associate must have corrected vision and hearing in the normal range. This individual must have excellent verbal communication skills to perform daily tasks.

This position is classified 'at risk' for possible occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens (HBV, HIV, etc.)

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