RN (Infusion, NYOH)

Employer
US Oncology
Location
Albany, NY
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 12, 2017
Closes
Oct 12, 2017
Specialty
Nurse Practitioner
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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 patients chart.

  • Assesses patient/family needs and p

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