Full-Time Infusion Nurse
Horizon Infusions is a patient-centric organization that provides high-quality, compassionate, and affordable care to patients with complex and chronic conditions. We operate a network of independent infusion centers and are growing rapidly by developing new locations that improve access to life-changing treatments. We are looking for people who share our passion for patients and are excited to grow with our organization.
The Infusion Nurse will travel to our ambulatory infusion suites in Akron and Cleveland to provide infusion therapy. The Infusion Nurse will provide direct patient care in compliance with professional practice and clinic standards. The Infusion Nurse will promote a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach towards patients, families, and all members of the care delivery team. The Infusion Nurse may also participate in quality management activities to positively affect patient and system outcomes to improve care.
POSITION REPORTS TO: Infusion Nurse Manager
• Identify, assess, and diagnose problems through patient assessment and interactions; evaluate actual or potential patient health problems.
• Ensure that Informed Consent forms are understood and signed by patients/caregivers prior to administering treatments.
• Provide infusion therapy and other skilled nursing care to patients including but not limited to:
Conduct patient admissions and assessments
Calculate dosages and infusion rates
Prepare and/or reconstitute ordered infusion / injectable therapy
Start and discontinue peripheral IV catheters
Access and maintain implanted Port-a-Cath’s and other central venous catheters under sterile technique
Administer proper care of venous / non-venous access
Administer prescribed infusion therapy
Monitor patient response to interventions and ordered therapy
Respond to emergency patient needs and/or adverse reactions
Provide psychosocial support of patient and/or family
• Educate patients and their caregivers about their medications, potential side effects, administration devices, catheter maintenance, administration of prescribed therapy where indicated, and pre- and post- procedure care.
• Obtain physician ordered laboratory specimens, process and prepare for transport.
• Communicate any changes in the patient’s condition to supervisor, physicians, and other healthcare practitioners as appropriate. Collaborate and confer with physicians and nurse practitioners regarding patient status and treatment needs.
• Document all interactions and communication with patients and/or caregivers, plan of treatment, assessments, treatments, patient responses / reactions to treatment, status of disease process, and training activities.
• Identify and assign correct billing codes for therapies and procedures administered / provided to patients.
• Maintain accurate inventory logs of medications and products.
• Maintain professional licensure, certification, and health requirements as well as demonstrate clinical competence.
• Keep current on advances in nursing care by participating in educational programs, attending lectures, training sessions, and conferences.
• Participate in the orientation of other nurses or center personnel as requested
RN with a minimum of at least 3 years of recent nursing experience in a clinical setting, including at least 1 year of infusion therapy experience required. Excellent infusion therapy skills, including peripheral IV catheter insertion, care and management of central lines including PICC’s and Port-a-Caths, as well as non-venous access devices. Experience working with IVIG and biologics highly desired. Basic computer skills; familiar with current EMR systems.
Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing and licensed to practice in the state of Ohio required. BSN preferred. Current CPR/BLS certification required.
• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly and frequently required to:
stand and walk
have manual dexterity
handle or feel
talk and hear
reach arms above shoulder and outward
climb or balance
stoop, squat, kneel, crouch, or crawl
lift / carry 10 lbs or less
push / pull 12 lbs or less
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to:
lift and/or move up to 20 lbs
push / pull up to 25 lbs
OTHER PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
• Specific vision abilities including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
• Sense of touch
• Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (e.g. gloves, masks, gowns, scrubs)
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Job tasks are performed in close physical proximity to other people. Work is performed in an outpatient infusion suite. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock, exposure to infectious diseases, and transmission of airborne disease. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Must have a vehicle in good working condition.