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Home Care RN-Infusion Nurse

Company: St. Luke's Hospital
Location: Duluth
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Job Description:

The Home Care RN-Infusion Nurse is responsible for delivering direct nursing care to patients in the infusion suite and patient home. Responsible for timely and accurate communication and documentation related to nursing care. Promotes and develops nursing services related to infusion therapy. Consults with and assists nursing staff to provide for the needs of patients with varying types of infusions and access devices. Works in collaboration with the Nurse Manager(s) and PI/Nurse Educator to develop and implement infusion programs. Manages on call responsibilities as assigned.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEducation: See Licensure/Certification/Registration requirements.Experience: Four (4) years nursing experience.Licensure/Certification/Registration: Current license in Minnesota to practice as a Registered Nurse; Wisconsin RN license within ninety (90) days of hire into the position. BLS Certification with a designation of either BLS Provider or Healthcare Provider from either the American Heart Association or American Red Cross, or Military Training Network. Wisconsin Background Study upon hire and renewed per Wisconsin state law.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSEducation: N/AExperience: Previous IV Therapy experience, Home Care and/or Acute Care in a hospital setting.Licensure/Certification/Registration: N/AKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESKnowledge of current principles and techniques of nursing practice; knowledge of the practical application of the nursing process and physical assessment. Ability to function as a team leader, primary nurse and role model; to accept individual responsibility and accountability for decisions and outcome; to communicate effectively with patients, families, personnel and Physicians and establish professional working relationships with the same; to recognize the legal limits of nursing practice; to maintain professional competency through continuing education and independent study. Ability to support St. Lukes goals and objectives.Applies knowledge and demonstrates proficiency in providing routine care, problem solving and insertion/initiation of:Peripheral IV therapy and access devicesCentral IV therapy and access devicesLong-term peripheral access devicesMiscellaneous parenteral therapiesApplies knowledge and demonstrates proficiency related to safe use and management of external and internal infusion devices.Applies knowledge and demonstrates proficiency related to therapeutic phlebotomy.Strong nursing background, maturity and flexibility. Good problem solving skills; good interpersonal skills; good oral and written skills. Strong organizational skills. Ability to regularly travel to and from various locations in a safe and timely manner.READING - Advanced: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquires or complaints.WRITING - Intermediate: Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, or procedures.SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Intermediate Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw or interpret bar graphs to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENTPHYSICAL DEMANDSAbility to lift up to fifty (50) pounds. Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking; lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients; lifts supplies/equipment; considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and crouching.Stand - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)Walk - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)Sit - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 5.5 hours)Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)Reach with hands and arms - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)Climb or balance - Rarely or NoneStoop, squat, kneel, orcrouch - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)Bending-repetitive forward - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)Talk or hear - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)Taste or smell - Rarely or NoneLIFTING REQUIREMENTSUp to 10 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)Up to 25 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)Up to 35 pounds - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 5.5 hours)Up to 50 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)WORK ENVIRONMENTTypical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)WORKING CONDITIONSExposure to cold, hot, ice and climbing stairs. Possible exposure to second-hand smoke. Contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances; may be exposed to/occasionally exposed to patient elements; exposed to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries and illness); subject to varying and unpredictable situations; handles emergency or crisis situations.

Keywords: St. Luke's Hospital, Duluth , Home Care RN-Infusion Nurse, Healthcare , Duluth, Minnesota

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