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Infusion Nurse

Des Moines, IA

Details

Hiring Company

Diplomat Specialty Infusion Group

Positions Available

Full Time


Position Description

Under the direction of the Director of Nursing or designee, provides direct patient care and education to patients and families regarding infusion therapy administration while always maintaining the highest level of integrity. Completes patient assessments and coordinates patient services with other internal departments. Must be able to travel. Performs other duties as assigned.

Education/Experience:

Baccalaureate degree in Nursing preferred. Graduate of accredited diploma or AD Program may be considered with demonstrated evidence of professional growth and development and as permitted by state regulation required. Minimum of 1 years nursing experience, home infusion experience preferred.

Certificates and Licenses:

Current state licensure as a registered nurse required. CRNI certification preferred.  CPR certification required.

 Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Performs direct and indirect care to patients in the home or alternate setting.
  • Develops and ensures appropriate distribution of consumer/patient educational materials.
  • Assess patients during initial visit for current medical and psychosocial needs. Develop plan of treatment and plan of care.
  • Completes care conferences as assigned by DON.
  • Delivery of medications and supplies as requested.
  • Discharges patients per policy.
  • Coordinates lab draws and delivery.
  • Performs well independently and solve problems.
  • Communication to pharmacy regarding patient supplies/medication inventory.
  • Provides telephonic and face-to-face consumer educational services.
  • Confers with customers (physicians, patient/family, health care personnel, etc) during the planning process to establish mutual goals.
  • Document in computer software system.
  • Maintain adequate nursing supplies in nursing bag and to be available at every nursing visit.
  • Provide on-call coverage and participate in the on-call rotation.
  • Communicates the Patient Bill of Rights and Responsibilities to the patients and caregivers, obtains signatures on the Agreement for Services, consent, and other forms as required by law
  • Participates as necessary in care conferences and meetings related to DSIG patients.
  • Program and tool development for DSIG programs.
  • Timely and appropriate documentation as indicated.
  • Local and regional representation with non-profit organizations.
  • Keeps current regarding community health issues and regulations.
  • Development of educational programs and symposiums locally and regionally.
  • Completes required reporting and accounting of time and expenses within the required timeframe.
  • Demonstrates a high degree of personal responsibility regarding accuracy and quality of work.
  • Compliant with all State, Federal and Local regulations regarding nursing practice and the provision of patient care.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Ability:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Math Ability:

Ability to comprehend and apply principles of basic math while analyzing data and generating reports.   

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply principles of logical thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft products.

Information Security Expectations:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to abide by Diplomat’s information security policies, employee handbook and security and privacy regulatory requirements. Each employee is responsible for the secure and appropriate handling of Diplomat information, information received by customers, other companies and/or external parties.

Knowledge, Skills and Other Abilities:

  • Time management
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Professionalism
  • In depth problem solving and analysis
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Ability to write and follow policies, processes and procedures
  • Organization
  • Customer Service
  • Detailed
  • Multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to work well with various personalities and within a team
  • Participate in continuous quality improvement activities

Physical Demands:  

  • Health Guides: 1. TB screen annually
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit and use hands. The employee is occasionally required to stand.
  • 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.


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