RN (Infusion, NYOH)
- 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