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Registered Nurse (Experienced RN) Infusion Education Duke University Hospital

Company: Duke Health
Location: Efland
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:

Duke Homecare & Hospice Duke Homecare & Hospice offers hospice, home health and infusion services as well as serves as the home for the Duke Caregiver Support Program. Our Hospice team works closely with a patient's physician to provide comprehensive, individualized care in the comfort their home or at our inpatient hospice facility located in Durham. Our team of nurses, therapists, social workers, counselors, and chaplains help patients and their families manage advanced medical conditions. Duke Home Health provides services in a patient's home that include skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, social service, home health aides, and pain and wound management. Our infusion team comes to a patient's home to administer intravenous medications, including antibiotics and chemotherapy, to children and adults. Our nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, and patient services coordinators work under the direction of a patient's doctor to monitor needs and treatment.To have the opportunity to speak to someone further about this position, please click this link to schedule with a recruiter: -https://calendly.com/jacqueline-huff/homecare-hospice-information -The Infusion Nurse's primary function is as a patient/family educator which includes completing pre-hospital discharge infusion device teaching to patients and caregivers as well as assessing the readiness for discharge home with infusion. This position will mainly function within Duke University Hospital, but will on occasion make LTC facility visits to provide infusion instructions as part of Duke HomeCare and Hospice. - -Shifts: Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5:00PM (Rotational Weekend Coverage every 4-5 weeks as back-up for weekend staff.)MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan, provide, supervise and document professional nursing care utilizing the nursing process for patients in accordance with the NC nurse practice act, physician orders and established policies and procedures. - Uses professional nursing judgment to individualize the plan of care based on assessment of the patient's baseline needs and response to care.
  • Utilize comprehensive assessment skills to plan priorities and to set realistic outcomes; collaborate with healthcare team in the evaluation and cost effectiveness of patient care.
  • Assess educational needs of patients/families concerning alterations in health, the disease process, and plan of care.
  • Develop and implement an effective discharge plan for patients to begin at the initiation of services.
  • Obtain or develop appropriate educational resources for patients/families; plan and implement appropriate educational interventions; evaluate effectiveness and outcomes of patient/family teaching.
  • Role model professional nursing through conduct, appearance, communication, mutual respect, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Participate in weekly interdisciplinary team meetings and case conferences, as necessary, to assure appropriate care and service are provided to the patient.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid/JCAHO standards thru inservices and workshop attendance.
  • Assesse the severity of patient symptoms, communicate to the physician and record significant findings, intervenes as appropriate.
  • Document care and services provided in accordance with DHCH Policy and Procedures and regulatory standards.
  • Complete documentation accurately, timely, concisely.
  • Medication reconciliation and education to prevent adverse events and readmission to hospital
  • Observe patient's reactions to medications and reports significant incidents to the physicians.
  • Communicate regularly with team members, caregivers, and physicians.
  • Follow infection control standard precautions and uses personal protective equipment as required.
  • Delegate and supervise care given by NCA's/LPN's.
  • Develop plan of care for aides, assign care to aides based on the skills of the aide, the availability of the aide for patient care continuity, patient preference (when possible), and other considerations as determined by the patient's care needs.
  • Identify personal learning needs and implements corrective action: assists in planning and conducting staff development programs to improve DHCC effectiveness.
  • Participate in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate assistance or educational offerings.
  • Implement agency policy, procedures and objectives.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with agency billing staff to ensure accuracy of billing.
  • Maintain confidentiality of employee and patient information.
  • Exhibit an attitude which promotes harmony and goodwill in the workplace.
  • Display a clean, neat, professional appearance.
  • Participate in Performance Improvement Program.
  • Promote quality, comprehensive services through a team approach.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSEducation and Formal Training
  • Associate Degree or Diploma, Nursing required
  • Registered Nurses are not required but encouraged to enroll in a DUHS approved BSN program after completing two years of service of their start date.
  • BSN is not required for Duke University Clinical LadderLicensures, Certifications
    • Must have a current RN licensure in the state of North Carolina -or compact RN licensure in participating state.
    • Current State of North Carolina Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Certificate (CPR) (American Heart Association only) -Professional Work Experience & Requirements
      • Two years of med-surgical, critical care or home health/hospice/infusion
      • Valid driver's license and current automobile insurance coverage
      • Prior experience in Infusion strongly preferred -Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
        • Working knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid regulations, including JCAHO and DFS standards, ICD-9 Coding.
        • Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practical nurse and NCA
        • Knowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing process
        • Ability to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patients and their families
        • Ability to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively
        • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
        • Ability to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and others
        • Ability to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursing plan of care
        • Ability to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritize information, treatment, and follow-up
        • Ability to use fine motor skills
        • Ability to record activities, document assessments, plan of care, interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient status
        • Ability to use computer and learn new software programs and technology
        • Able to document and communicate pertinent information using computer and/or paper documentation tools
        • Knowledge in wound identification and treatments, infusion and other advanced nursing skills
        • Critical thinking skills and organization skills
        • Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions
        • Strong computer skills including MS Outlook, Word, Excel, preferred
        • Excellent rapport, understanding, and communication with the patients and their family members - Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. - Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values. - Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department. -

Keywords: Duke Health, Burlington , Registered Nurse (Experienced RN) Infusion Education Duke University Hospital, Education / Teaching , Efland, North Carolina

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