Registered Nurse (RN)- Infusion Center
Reliant Medical Group – Worcester, MA
Reliant Medical Group is seeking a Registered Nurse ( RN ) to join our excited and innovative organization!
Position: Full-time 36 hours per week Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30AM to 9:30PM (12-hour shifts) Everyother weekend and Everyother holiday Department: ReadyMed Infusion Center
Responsible for the effective delivery and management of direct patient care utilizing the nursing process and adhering to standards of nursing practice. Provides appropriate care to patients ranging within the ages of infants to geriatrics. Provides pre-visit and post-visit telephonic support and patient education, populating the electronic medical record with historical information, lab findings, and preliminary orders to be reviewed by the physician at the next clinic visit. Ad-hoc visits to the clinical sites will be scheduled to enhance coordination of team-based care.
- Provides effective patient care directly to patients or through telephone management.
- Delivers care based on patients specific needs. Interviews patient and/or significant other(s) on admission. Uses observation skills to assess patient, including physical, psychosocial and behavioral status. Identifies and prioritizes patient problems based on assessments.
- Plans for care collaboratively with the patient as well as multidisciplinary healthcare team.
- Involves patient and significant other(s) based on patient needs.
- Implements interventions. Evaluates or revises the plan based on patient needs or outcomes.
- Initiates nursing interventions that assist the patient to maximize health capabilities. Reassess and revise plan of care according to patient or significant other(s) education needs. Utilizes electronic medical record tools to proactively ensure that all primary and secondary prevention services are accomplished in a timely fashion.
- Administers, monitors and evaluates all therapeutic interventions including but not limited to safe medication administration according to standard policies and procedures and applicable state and federal laws.
- After completion of a training program, starts intravenous therapy for hydration and administration of medications as required.
- Administers intravenous medications, including limited IV push medications depending on patient population, such as Urgent Care versus Primary Care patients, as required.
- Maintains a latex safe environment for patients.
- Consistently documents all the aspects of patient care and patient education. Reports pertinent information to physician.
- Ensures nursing judgments and plan are based on physical and psychosocial needs.
- Identifies emergency situations and initiates appropriate nursing orders/interventions. Meets patient needs promptly. Provides for cultural and diverse needs of the patient when providing care.
- Delegates patient care responsibilities to other members of the healthcare team, when appropriate.
- Manages care of the patient according to the standards of care, including age appropriate standards. Collaborates with multidisciplinary healthcare team.
- Utilizes patient care equipment appropriately and safely. Documents and incorporates the information in the station specific equipment manual in providing safe patient care.
- Incorporates organizational, nursing and department-specific policies, procedures and protocols into the delivery of patient care.
- Completes all organizational and department specific nursing/clinical educational competencies.
- Completes and demonstrates knowledge of mandatory programs/information. Information to be completed includes: Fire Safety; Disaster Plan/Utility Failure; Hazard Communication Standards (MSDS) sheets, if appropriate; Infection Control/Universal Precautions; Equipment Failures (Safety Medical Device Act); Security; Departments Office Manual; M.G.L.A. 112 Section 5F (Reports of Violation); M.G.L.A. 111 Section 70E (Patient Bill of Rights); As defined by Department/Specialty e.g.., BLS, Ergonomics , new equipment.
- As a key member of the multi-disciplinary (Patient Centered Medical Home Team) or (medical team) the incumbent in the role plans for care collaboratively with the patient, his/her family or significant others, providers and staff, and any other external providers who treat the patient while ensuring the appropriate HIPPA guidelines are followed:
- Applies nursing experience to make judgments on care plans that are prioritized based on the assessment of the physical, psychosocial, gender, age and cultural needs of the patient and ensures appropriate standards of care accordingly.Triages emergency situations and initiates appropriate nursing orders/interventions.Delegates patient care to other members of the healthcare team when appropriate.Consistently documents all aspects of patient care and patient education.
- Complies with health and safety requirements and with regulatory agencies such as DPH, etc.
- Complies with established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives.
- Enhances professional growth and development through educational programs, seminars, etc.
- Attends a variety of meetings, conferences, and seminars as required or directed.
- Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed.
- Regular, reliable and predicable attendance is required.
Qualifications Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing. Currently licensed as a RN in the State of Massachusetts. Basic Life Support (BLS). Fifteen hours of continuing education every two years. Certification in specialty strongly recommended. BLS/CPR certification. Experience in an ambulatory care setting with telephone triage is desirable. One year Medical/Surgical or Specialty experience. Any unit-specific criteria including age-specific, technology and equipment. Excellent interpersonal, organization, and communication skills. Knowledge of various software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, etc.