General Purpose:The Infusion/Intravenous Therapy RN provides nursing management and care coordination of the patient receiving infusion and/or intravenous therapy that is consistent with standards of practice, established institutional policy and state statutes, and under the order of a physician.
* Monitors and evaluates patient response according to identified criteria, and participates in quality management activities. * Assess patients with regard to diagnosis, developmental stage and/or special conditions that impact treatment or choice of vascular access devices.
* Interact with health care team to keep them informed of any changes in patient condition.
* Recognize abnormal conditions or potential problems, take appropriate action, and notify appropriate personnel.
* Document interventions and evaluations accurately and promptly; demonstrate understanding of policies within institution, and interact with others to promote and enhance positive relationships.
* Initiate and maintain accurate accounting of instruments, appliances and supplies used during procedures. * Participate in activities to ensure the safety of the patient (i.e., monitoring and use of equipment, medication and solutions; positioning patient, use of aseptic technique and infection control methodology).
* Administer medications/infusions under the order of a physician and according to state practice act.
* Evaluate new products and supplies related to infusion therapy. * Completes other assignments as requested and assigned. * May have access to personal health information (“PHI”) necessary to fulfill the above duties and responsibilities. Access to use and ability to disclose PHI is further defined by each organization/department.Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:* Registered Nurse with current license in state(s) in which he/she is employed and practices.
* One (1) year RN experience within the past 5 years, which includes the practice of infusion therapy in the medical-surgical or critical care setting.
* Evidence of current CPR training card for infants, children and adults.
* Meets applicable health requirements to provide patient care.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required: * Knowledge of but may not be limited to Blood products and infusion medications/solutions, indications for infusion, dosages, side effects and potential toxicity.
* Verbal and written communication skills to facilitate the translation of ideas and facts to persons within and beyond the scope of infusion/intravenous therapy specialty.
* Able to provide proof of a valid driver’s license, if applicable.
* Able to provide proof of valid auto liability insurance if assignment(s) include driving own vehicle.
* Ability to work as a member of a team, including but not limited to the ability to manage stress appropriately, to make decisions under pressure and handle multiple priorities.
* Ability to maintain and demonstrate professional behavior at all times.Working Conditions & Physical Effort: * Work is performed in clinics, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, patient homes or occupational settings.
* Work environment involves frequent exposure to communicable diseases, blood borne pathogens and/or potentially infectious or hazardous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment (e.g.
face masks, goggles, latex and or non-latex gloves).
* Requires hand-eye coordination and fine motor function necessary to operate equipment and prepare/calibrate medications and solutions.
* Requires normal, correctable vision and hearing. * Ability to physically stretch, bend, stoop, twist, stand, sit, walk, reach climb stairs, and stand for long periods of time.
* Physical activity is medium and may require frequent lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling up to 50 lbs.
Location/Region: Lexington, MA (02420)