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IV Nurse

Job Description

The Infusion IV Nurse is responsible for the provision of direct and indirect nursing care to patients/clients receiving home infusion therapy based on a modified primary nursing model; and for the initiation, implementation, and oversight of an individualized nursing plan of care for each assigned Lincare Infusion Services nursing client. This employee may also be responsible for the oversight of Lincare patients receiving pharmacy or enteral products and services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other tasks may be assigned):

  • Attends work on a regular and predictable basis
  • Performs all duties in compliance with standards set forth by Lincare Infusion Services, State Regulatory Agencies and Board of Nursing, CDC, OSHA, and CHAP; and practices within the legal boundaries of the licensed scope of practice; and delivers all nursing care as ordered by the physician
  • Assesses patients referred for home infusion therapy including evaluation of support systems and home environment using patient/client selection criteria
  • Provides direct and indirect nursing care to patients/clients receiving home infusion therapy based on a modified primary nursing model
  • Educates the client/care giver on the skills necessary to provide safe administration of home infusion therapy including prescribed therapy, access, equipment, home safety, pertinent disease processes, and outcome monitoring
  • Assists in the development, revision, and update of the Nursing Plan of Care, Plan of Treatment/485/DWO/CMN/SMN
  • Monitors patient response and progress towards therapy goals
  • Provides pre-discharge patient assessments when appropriate
  • Communicates individualized patient needs and changes in condition to appropriate members of the home healthcare team including client/care giver, other Professional IV Clinicians, IV Nurse Manager, Clinical Coordinator, Physician(s), Pharmacist(s), alternate healthcare system(s), ancillary Services and/or community services
  • Acts as a clinical resource to nursing agencies for the pharmacy's patients/clients for problem solving, additional education telephone consultation, and/or in-home visits for problems with pumps, equipment, supplies, and venous access devices
  • Protects the confidentiality, privacy, and dignity of clients receiving care from Lincare Infusion Services
  • Completes all required nursing documentation thoroughly and accurately and submits it in a timely manner
  • Performs 24-hour 'On-Call' duties as scheduled to provide 24-hour availability
    • responds to emergency patient needs according to Lincare protocols
  • Participates in the orientation of other staff as requested
  • Participates in the development and revision of Lincare Infusion Services protocols and evaluates the effectiveness of existing protocols
  • Enforces and ensures that a Quality Assurance management program for all aspects of patient care is maintained and works with other managers and employees assisting with the collection, analysis, action planning, and reporting of patient QA data and statistics
  • Promotes the Lincare Infusion Services Quality through adherence to appropriate standards of practice and participation in trending reports
  • Supports marketing efforts by assisting the sales team and providing educational programs to referral sources and support coordinated marketing efforts with sales representative
  • Handles all medical waste or contaminated equipment according to safe handling techniques described in Company policy and procedure
    • Observes legal and ethical guidelines for safeguarding the confidentiality of patient and proprietary information



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE -

  • Graduate of an accredited registered nurse education program located in the United States and in the state where employment will commence, or is licensed in another state that has compact reciprocity, or is a graduate of a foreign nurse education program that is approved by the State Board of Nursing and has met all state and federal regulatory requirements for registered nurse licensure
  • 1 year of experience in infusion nursing or comparable experience preferred

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS -

  • Maintains all certificates, licenses, registrations
  • Must be a registered nurse with a nursing license in good standing with the State Board of Nursing for which employment will commence, or a compact state with reciprocity
  • Must possess and maintain all credentials required by current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification prior to the delivery of direct patient care
  • CRNI is preferred, but not required
  • Maintain a current insurable driver's license

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND EXPOSURE RISK - While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, talk, and/or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; as well as stoop, kneel, and smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. While performing the duties of infusion nurse there may be routine exposure to blood-borne pathogens and potentially infectious disease while caring for patients. This position may be required to routinely prepare, administer, or dispose of hazardous medications and waste depending on education and training.

Lincare is an equal opportunity employer, access and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Lincare provides reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Because Lincare believes in providing a safe work environment, we conduct drug and background checks in our recruiting/hiring processes. AA/EOE, M/F/Disabled/Veterans

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Location US-MI-Kentwood
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Hour
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Health Care
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Job Description

The Infusion IV Nurse is responsible for the provision of direct and indirect nursing care to patients/clients receiving home infusion therapy based on a modified primary nursing model; and for the initiation, implementation, and oversight of an individualized nursing plan of care for each assigned Lincare Infusion Services nursing client. This employee may also be responsible for the oversight of Lincare patients receiving pharmacy or enteral products and services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other tasks may be assigned):

  • Attends work on a regular and predictable basis
  • Performs all duties in compliance with standards set forth by Lincare Infusion Services, State Regulatory Agencies and Board of Nursing, CDC, OSHA, and CHAP; and practices within the legal boundaries of the licensed scope of practice; and delivers all nursing care as ordered by the physician
  • Assesses patients referred for home infusion therapy including evaluation of support systems and home environment using patient/client selection criteria
  • Provides direct and indirect nursing care to patients/clients receiving home infusion therapy based on a modified primary nursing model
  • Educates the client/care giver on the skills necessary to provide safe administration of home infusion therapy including prescribed therapy, access, equipment, home safety, pertinent disease processes, and outcome monitoring
  • Assists in the development, revision, and update of the Nursing Plan of Care, Plan of Treatment/485/DWO/CMN/SMN
  • Monitors patient response and progress towards therapy goals
  • Provides pre-discharge patient assessments when appropriate
  • Communicates individualized patient needs and changes in condition to appropriate members of the home healthcare team including client/care giver, other Professional IV Clinicians, IV Nurse Manager, Clinical Coordinator, Physician(s), Pharmacist(s), alternate healthcare system(s), ancillary Services and/or community services
  • Acts as a clinical resource to nursing agencies for the pharmacy's patients/clients for problem solving, additional education telephone consultation, and/or in-home visits for problems with pumps, equipment, supplies, and venous access devices
  • Protects the confidentiality, privacy, and dignity of clients receiving care from Lincare Infusion Services
  • Completes all required nursing documentation thoroughly and accurately and submits it in a timely manner
  • Performs 24-hour 'On-Call' duties as scheduled to provide 24-hour availability
    • responds to emergency patient needs according to Lincare protocols
  • Participates in the orientation of other staff as requested
  • Participates in the development and revision of Lincare Infusion Services protocols and evaluates the effectiveness of existing protocols
  • Enforces and ensures that a Quality Assurance management program for all aspects of patient care is maintained and works with other managers and employees assisting with the collection, analysis, action planning, and reporting of patient QA data and statistics
  • Promotes the Lincare Infusion Services Quality through adherence to appropriate standards of practice and participation in trending reports
  • Supports marketing efforts by assisting the sales team and providing educational programs to referral sources and support coordinated marketing efforts with sales representative
  • Handles all medical waste or contaminated equipment according to safe handling techniques described in Company policy and procedure
    • Observes legal and ethical guidelines for safeguarding the confidentiality of patient and proprietary information



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE -

  • Graduate of an accredited registered nurse education program located in the United States and in the state where employment will commence, or is licensed in another state that has compact reciprocity, or is a graduate of a foreign nurse education program that is approved by the State Board of Nursing and has met all state and federal regulatory requirements for registered nurse licensure
  • 1 year of experience in infusion nursing or comparable experience preferred

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS -

  • Maintains all certificates, licenses, registrations
  • Must be a registered nurse with a nursing license in good standing with the State Board of Nursing for which employment will commence, or a compact state with reciprocity
  • Must possess and maintain all credentials required by current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification prior to the delivery of direct patient care
  • CRNI is preferred, but not required
  • Maintain a current insurable driver's license

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND EXPOSURE RISK - While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, talk, and/or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; as well as stoop, kneel, and smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. While performing the duties of infusion nurse there may be routine exposure to blood-borne pathogens and potentially infectious disease while caring for patients. This position may be required to routinely prepare, administer, or dispose of hazardous medications and waste depending on education and training.

Lincare is an equal opportunity employer, access and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Lincare provides reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Because Lincare believes in providing a safe work environment, we conduct drug and background checks in our recruiting/hiring processes. AA/EOE, M/F/Disabled/Veterans

Job Requirements

 
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