Registered Nurse (RN)-Infusion Services

Oceanside, CA 92055

Job Category: Nurse Job Number: 3690 Compensation Range: $112,798.40

Job Description

Currently recruiting a Registered Nurse (RN) - Infusion Services in Oceanside, California, to provide care to Active-Duty Members, Retirees, and their family members at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton. The hours required are Mon - Fri from 0700 - 1630.

DUTIES OF THE REGISTERED NURSE (RN) - INFUSION SERVICES:
  • Provides direct patient care performing advanced assessments of the patients with acute and/or chronic pain utilizing the visual analog scale. Assesses patients to ensure that proper pre-infusion screening has been completed, as indicated, and that the patient population is properly prepared and educated.
  • Performs complex nursing interventions based on physical and emotional patient assessment. Provides advanced nursing care directly, or via certified medical assistants assigned to the clinic.
  • Coordinates within the military health system all aspects of patient care in the Ambulatory Infusion Center, including the coordination of referrals, the scheduling of urgent and routine consults, coordination of patient care requests via telephone messages. Serves as patient advocate and customer service representative.
  • Intervenes, as appropriate within the scope of their experience and training, in medical emergencies in coordination with the medical staff. Performs complex nursing interventions, based on patient assessment and response. Performs medication management under medical orders, and is responsible for monitoring, recognizing and treating arrhythmias, keeping the physician informed of the patient status. Monitors patients during and after intravenous infusions as directed by government or military provider staff and also in accordance with departmental policies.
  • Prepares and administers medications as ordered by physicians, utilizing a broad knowledge of drugs, their properties, doses, uses and side effects while using two forms of patient identification and paying particular attention to abbreviations and questioning those abbreviations as necessary for the safety of the patient. Detects and reports any adverse side effects.
  • Provides clinical oversight and participates in delivery of highly specialized nursing care to patients requiring infusion therapy using nursing process as it relates to fluid and electrolytes, infection control, pharmacology, quality improvement, technology, clinical application to internal medicine, gastroenterology, endocrinology, obstetrics/gynecology, urology, rheumatology, and allergy/immunology patients whose illnesses require established or adaptive nursing procedures.
  • Nursing duties include, but not limited to: peripheral/central venous access, administration of intravenous infusions/transfusions, administration of intramuscular medication, administration of intravenous medications and biotherapies, teaching patients and parents about their disease. These services shall be performed in accordance with MTF procedures and protocols.
  • Provides patient and family instructions on both external and implantable venous access devices: draws specimens and administers intravenous fluids and medications through these lines and serves as a resource for the professional staff. Interprets and executes doctor' s orders within the scope of nursing practice. Correlates physical assessment and laboratory data with the side effects of the various drugs.
  • Assists medical staff with complex inpatient and outpatient procedures and treatments, and documentation, paying particular attention to patient safety.
  • Instructs patients on purpose and effects of biotherapies, effective prevention and management of side effects and recognition of early signs of complications. Acts as liaison between patient and family, physician and interdisciplinary team. Maintains patient educational materials specific to the needs of the clinic.
  • Provides continuity of care by reviewing patient follow-up evaluations, assessing the need for and making follow-up phone calls on selected patients when appropriate, and intervenes when appropriate.
  • Documents patient evaluations and interventions in the electronic health record as appropriate for provider oversight and signature. Scribes provider documentation as appropriate in the electronic health record.
  • Participates in the planning, implementation and coordination of comprehensive nursing care in accordance with Joint Commission Ambulatory Care, nursing SOP, and other relevant standards/ policies; and develops evidence based practice procedures for clinic maintenance.
  • Receives and screens calls and visitors to the clinic and takes appropriate action. Refers calls not requiring supervising government or military physicians attention to appropriate staff or organization. Uses tact and judgment when screening emergency calls and determines which calls can be answered personally.
  • Provides physicians and clerical staff with administrative or procedural advice on reports, actions, etc. Necessary for the implementation of departmental policy.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the administration and the disposal of bio/chemotherapy.
  • Participates in professional continuing education conferences locally, regionally, and nationally as required to maintain certification.
  • Teach and counsel Individuals, families and groups regarding disease processes and treatment, using educational aids, audio visual equipment, etc.
  • Develop teaching plans to teach staff and families about the chronic disease process, changes in life style and the availability of community resources. Teaching plans are subject to the review and approval of the HCWs government supervisor.
  • Provide information and assistance to eligible beneficiaries based on personal, written or telephone inquiries.
  • Operate computer terminals, scanners, copiers, printers, fax machines, and email in a work processing/data transcription mode.
  • Promotes cost containment/cost avoidance through the determination of cost and maintenance of additional special equipment needed to maintain the high quality of patient care, while maintaining patient safety at all times.
  • Participate with government personnel in the review and updating of Ambulatory Infusion Center Policy and Procedures Manual as it pertains to the Ambulatory Infusion Center, to be consistent with the Pain Medicine Clinic Director s instructions, other Clinical Guidelines, Hospital Instructions, DHA Guidelines, and Joint Commission requirements as appropriate.
  • Reviews provider appointment templates with government personnel and compares with clinic demand. Provides input to optimize appointment availability, and patient care provided at each patient visit.
  • Participate with government personnel in the prioritization of tasks and allocation of resources to ensure that all functions in assigned areas are completed in an appropriate and timely manner.
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE REGISTERED NURSE (RN) - INFUSION SERVICES:
  • Degree: Bachelors of Science in Nursing.
  • Education: Graduate from a college or university accredited by National League for Nursing Accrediting
    Commission (NLNAC), or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • Licensure: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse from any of the 50 U.S. States or territories.
  • Possess a minimum of five years clinical experience in Medical/ Surgical Nursing within proceeding seven years to include one year in Infusion Clinic/Pain Management Specialty Nursing within proceeding seven years.
  • Possess Chemotherapy Immunotherapy Certificate Course Certification from the Oncology Nursing Society/Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONS/ONCC). If not certified, must be obtained within six months of contract start date, at no expense to the government.
  • Possesses Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter insertion qualification by the Teleflex Academy or Angiodynamic sponsored PICC Excellence or equivalent. If not qualified, must be willing to obtain within six months of contract start date, at no expense to the government.
  • Documented experience within the proceeding five years in care, maintenance, troubleshooting, documentation, and education of vascular access devices to include short peripheral catheter, extended dwell short peripheral catheter, midline catheter, mid-clavicular catheter, Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC), tunneled catheter, implanted port (port-a-cath), subclavian or jugular catheters. Experience can be documented through classes attended, letters or OJT documentation with dates, the number of lines inserted with serial numbers, number of ports accessed, number of PIVs started, with the outcome associated/success rate, etc.
  • Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification.
  • Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification.
  • Current BLS certification
  • US Citizen
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
  • Competitive pay
  • 10 days paid time off per year plus 7 sick days per year
  • Paid Federal holidays
  • Health & Welfare allowance mostly covers the cost of health insurance, long and short-term disability, and life insurance
  • Dental and vision plans offered, 401(k)

ABOUT THE ARORA GROUP:
The Arora Group is an award-winning, Joint Commission-certified nationwide healthcare services company that, for over 30 years, has provided medical care for the men and women who serve our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Our mission is to provide world-class care and give our healthcare professionals opportunities to improve their skills, learn from the best, and serve the needs of active duty service members, their families, and veterans. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability


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