Catholic Health Initiatives RN Infusion Nurse - ETCS Oncology 22698 Kingwood in KINGWOOD, Texas

RN Infusion Nurse - ETCS Oncology 22698 Kingwood

Description

Your time at work should be fulfilling. Rewarding. Inspiring. That’s what you’ll find when you join one of our non-profit CHI facilities across the nation. You’ll find challenging, rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we’ll create healthier, stronger communities. Imagine your career at Catholic Health Initiatives! at http://catholichealthinitiatives.org/find-a-career

Job Responsibilities

As a Registered Nurse, you will be responsible for delivering the highest quality patient care according to the specific orders of each patient’s individual physician. This will involve, utilizing your knowledge and skills to educate patients and their families on prevention and healthy habits.

Additional responsibilities for this health care role include:

  • Monitoring patients’ conditions and assessing their needs

  • Collaborating with physicians and nurses to devise individualized care plans for patients

  • Administering patients’ medications and providing treatments according to physicians’ orders

  • Fostering a supportive and compassionate environment to care for patients and their families

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

Qualifications

Job Requirements

We are looking for a responsible and compassionate Registered Nurse with top-notch clinical skills, a caring attitude, and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. It is also important to display excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to effectively educate patients and their families on the in-home healthcare process.

Additional requirements for this role include:

  • Current Registered Nurse (RN) license that allows you to practice in our state

  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program

  • Experience as a Registered Nurse preferred

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) required

  • Specialty certification (ex: CCRN, CNOR, CEN) preferred

  • Additional certification or licensure may be required for some specialty areas

Join us at Catholic Health Initiatives, and become a part of our faith-based health system.

Job RN

Primary Location TEXAS-KINGWOOD

Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 1800000422

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.