RN (Infusion, NYOH)

Employer
US Oncology
Location
Albany, NY
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 07, 2017
Closes
Oct 07, 2017
Specialty
Nurse Practitioner
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Description:

  • 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, xrays, 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. Triage patient phone calls as need

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