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Providence Health & Services Nurse Clinician (RN) - East Home Infusion Rn in Richland, Washington

Description:

Providence is calling a Nurse Clinician (RN) (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work in the East Home Infusion Rn at Providence Infusion and Pharmacy Services in Richland, WA.

The RN Clinician provides direct nursing services and case management related to infusion therapy for patients in the home, clinic or an alternate living site. This is accomplished through collaboration with the patient and/or caregiver, the physician, other health care providers and the payer. This position functions as a professional role model by demonstrating competency in all phases of the nursing process, collaborating with other health care workers to promote quality patient care, and acting as a resource for home care nursing staff for patients with infusion home care needs.

In this position you will:

  • Participate in the development of an efficient and cost-effective nursing department by:

  • Exercise principles of effective time management when scheduling patients.

  • Monitor for effective utilization and management of patient supplies and medications.

  • Practice nursing by following Providence Infusion’s policies and procedures and the Washington State Nurse Practice Act.

  • Attend all mandatory nursing department meetings and in-services.

  • Complete all annual nursing competencies.

  • Is responsible for meeting all Joint Commission requirements as related to nursing.

  • Admit and educate patients/caregivers in all infusion therapies:

  • Inform patients/caregivers of all aspects of infusion therapy and reviewing all admission paperwork.

  • Insure that all reimbursement forms and consents are completed and submitted at admission.

  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care needs.

  • Report all care provided in patient’s electronic record.

  • Maintain and update the patient’s medication profile.

  • Evaluate and document patient/caregiver response to interventions, revising care plan as needed.

  • Complete recertification paperwork in a timely manner.

  • Submit daily logs and patient paperwork per policy on a consistent basis.

  • Communicate with all disciplines involved with patient’s infusion therapy following each shift worked. The report is clear, concise, and contains all pertinent information.

  • Keep Nurse Scheduler informed on a daily basis of changes in scheduled visits or availability.

  • Participate in on-call coverage; including after-hours triage, holiday, and weekends.

  • Report to work and visits as scheduled and on time.

  • NURSE CLINICIAN ASSIGNMENTS:

  • Per Diem Nurse: perform the same functions as a Nurse Clinician on an interim basis

  • Triage Nurse: receive incoming phone calls from Infusion patients/caregivers/ field nurses, assess patient needs, problem solves pump issues, programs pumps over the phone, contact patient MD’s as needed, arrange nursing visits as needed, communicate issues with pharmacist and field nurses, participate in weekend and after hour triage

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Education sufficient for licensure

  • One (1) year experience in acute care nursing

  • Current License as a Registered Nurse in the applicable state. A secondary Registered Nurse license may be required for bordering states.

  • Valid Drivers License

  • Auto insurance

  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider)

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Home health or home infusion experience

  • Thorough knowledge of and proficiency in nursing principles and practice of IV therapy

About the ministry you will serve.

Providence Infusion and Pharmacy Services in Tukwila and Spokane, Washington provides pharmaceutical services to patients in communities throughout Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Montana. Patient safety, patient satisfaction, and clinical outcomes are our priorities. Our services include nutrition and pharmacological therapies to patients in their homes or in our Ambulatory Suites, disease management and related specialized infusion therapies, and clinical nurse, pharmacist, and nutrition consulting and support services.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details — http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

https://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Nursing - Other

Location: Washington-Richland

Req ID: 328055

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