Provides infusion nursing services to patients as prescribed by their physician. Assess, plan and teach patients from a broad age range and diverse backgrounds about the infusion, the therapy and the equipment required to provide infusion services.
Works with a variety of referral sources.
Obtains information from referral sources necessary to process the referral including but not limited to demographics, patient specific information including past medical and surgical history, height and weight.
Performs the necessary tasks to initiate and provide prescribed therapy for the patient, including but not limited to scheduling of appointments, ordering of supplies and medication and communicating with other departments.
Obtains any other needed information from sources i.e. ordering physician's office, patient, etc.
in order to provide the therapy to the patient.
Verifies all information received utilizing Geisinger's electronic medical record and interviewing client.
Communicates referral information both verbally and electronically to the appropriate departments and outside agencies as appropriate and necessary for care.
Develops and maintains a plan of care based on the patient's current needs in relation to the ordered therapy and provides education to the patient and caregiver for the prescribed therapy and vascular access device.
Performs an assessment of the patient including the venous system.
Communicates any concerns with the physician.
Prepares medications for infusion using aseptic technique, according to the manufacture's recommendation and policy and procedures.
Performs peripheral venipunctures, midline, and PICC insertions only after training has been completed and a competency has been established.
Provides care and maintenance of vascular access devices for patients in accordance with approved procedures and standards of care.
Performs peripheral venipuncture for labs as required.
Collaborates with the pharmacist and ordering physician for reporting of the patient's progress, response and tolerance of therapy.
Verifies that consent and necessary paperwork is in place for therapy as required.
Verifies prior authorizations are obtained and in place prior to administration of therapy.
Verifies required procedures and labs are completed and results are reviewed by the ordering physician prior to administration of the therapy.
Ensures that pumps and other equipment are maintained and inspected as per protocol and accrediting body standards.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)
Minimum of 3 years-Nursing (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Basic Life Support Certification - American Heart Association (AHA); Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania
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