RN - Infusion Services Job
Full Job Title: RN - Infusion Services-Part-Time
Job Number: 16015877
Facility: SSM Health Dean Medical Group Fish Hatchery
Location: Madison, WI
Schedule: Part Time
Hours: 8:30am-5pm on Thursdays and Fridays, 7:30am-11:30am every other Saturday and Sunday
SSM Health Dean Medical Group is one of the largest integrated healthcare delivery systems in the country. Established in 1904 and headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, Dean provides medical and health services through a network of clinics located throughout Southern Wisconsin.
At Dean Medical Group, we are committed to improving the health of our community and being one of the best providers of healthcare in the country. Our goal is to provide unsurpassed quality and compassionate care to every patient, every time. If your first priority is to provide the very best customer service to those you serve, apply today!
The Registered Nurse, Infectious Disease/Infusion Services performs as a professional nurse in the area of patient care and education.
1. Utilizes the nursing process: assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation in all patient encounters.
2. Performs nursing procedures on a regular basis that include:
- Caring for infected patients that have acute and chronic illnesses (i.e., viral, bacterial and fungal infections) while complying with proper infection control standards.
- Providing wound care.
- Infusion treatments for a patient base where ¾ are related to Infectious Disease.
- Handling and administering medications on a regular basis, which are classified as hazardous materials, while following set policies/procedure for proper handling, administration, storage and disposal.
3. Assists medical provider with processing of diagnostic results bringing significant values to the provider's attention. Have knowledge of tests and procedures and their significance as related to patient care.
4. Administers medication by all routes. Demonstrates and understands administration techniques. Recognizes the implementation of dosages, interactions, side effects, adverse effects, routes of administration of drugs as they apply to individual patients. Uses knowledge of medications in instructing patients about medication therapy.
5. Triages/screens telephone call related to patient care.
b. Obtains appropriate information with attention to detail and accuracy (i.e. using direct symptom related questions – keeping patient focused.)
c. Makes nursing assessment utilizing, theory and judgment, and patient information.
d. Implements appropriate care using nursing assessment, protocols, and standing orders.
6. Performs delegated medical acts and provides supervision as needed in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act to the LPNs and unlicensed personnel.
7. Assesses patient status to determine need for treatment or intervention in life threatening situations. Participates using emergency standing orders if needed, or under the direct supervision of a medical provider.
8. Establishes working relationships teaching protocols for patient education, family counseling and general public information.
9. Takes a leadership role in the facilitation of department functions including mentoring new staff and ensuring policies & procedures are followed.
10. Leads and participates in site process and policy improvement teams.
11. Cross train and staff other departments as needed.
12. Assists in the development and implementation of policies, protocols, standing orders and quality assurance standards.
13. Manages infusion treatments for stabilized patient, paying close attention to potential side effects, referring to physician when necessary.
14. Demonstrates knowledge of role in emergency situations.
15. Performs other duties as required.
Thursday and Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm, every other Saturday and Sunday from 7:30am-12:00pm
1. State Licensure or eligible for State Licensure as a Registered Nurse.
2. Must complete and pass the Proficiency Assessment delivered at the conclusion of the onboarding program.
1. Relevant clinical experience.
2. Previous experience with IV's and critical assessment.
3. Knowledge base of Home Health.
Essential Physical Functions:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Ability to sit or stand for extended periods and to move quickly between tasks.
2. Ability to hear and converse on the phone and in person.
3. Ability to see fine print and to use the computer.
4. Ability to perform fine motor tasks, such as when working with instruments, taking blood pressures and performing other patient care tasks, writing, computer or phone tasks.
5. Ability to safely lift up to 20 pounds and to push/pull up to 100 pounds when working with equipment, pushing wheelchairs or assisting with patient handling tasks.
6. Ability to bend/twist and crouch when performing various job tasks.
7. Ability to work with and to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment when working with blood borne pathogens or other chemicals.
8. Ability to wear a respirator/mask.
9. Ability to work weekend shifts when needed.
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