The nurse will provide and coordinate infusion activities to assure compassionate patient care. Provides direct patient care in compliance with professional practice and clinic standards. The Infusion Nurse will also promote a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach towards patients, families and all members of the care delivery team.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
(The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required. Community Hospital reserves the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of this job at any time. All responsibilities may not be performed by all incumbents.)
Administer chemotherapy IV fluids via peripherally inserted central catheters.
Identifies, assesses and diagnoses problems through patient assessment and interactions; and evaluates actual or potential patient health problems.
Develops and participates in educating patients, their families, or significant others about post discharge care programs.
Initiates patient care meetings with the health care team to revise the plan of care as the patient’s condition warrants.
Maintains a safe and therapeutic patient care environment.
Provides guidance and direction to members of the health care team to ensure quality patient care.
Keeps current on advances in nursing care by participating in educational programs.
Orients and educates new staff in nursing techniques and departmental procedures.
Provides and oversees direct patient care in accordance with established nursing protocol and physicians’ orders.
Utilizes knowledge of medications, procedures, infection control, and safety precaution; and initiates appropriate interventions in crisis situations.
Participates in total quality management to positively affect patient and system outcomes to improve care.
Documents patient care in the health care record according to standards.
Directs and delegates care to other team members.
Providing safe, effective, appropriate and comprehensive infusion services to oncology patients.
Provides education and follow-up care after patients have been released from chemotherapy.
Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Associates Degree in Nursing (Bachelor's Degree Preferred) with at least one (1) year of Oncology experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
CERTIFICATES/LICENSES: Current BCLS. Must obtain OCN certification within one year of hire
Community Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado, is a full-service, acute-care hospital licensed for 60 beds. As part of the Colorado West Healthcare System, we are a Level III Trauma Center that offers full outpatient diagnostic services and inpatient care for the Western Slope region of Colorado, and eastern Utah. Community Hospital brings together expert staff and world-class technology in a hea...ling, family-centered environment.
We provide a full range of medical services, including inpatient and outpatient surgery, and emergency care. We have comprehensive diagnostic capabilities: state-of-the-art ultrasound, CT (Philips Ingenuity 128 MDCT), digital mammography and cardiac testing. Community Hospital proudly partners with University of Utah Heath Care and Huntsman Cancer Institute to provide world-class medical and radiation oncology treatment right here at home.
Community Hospital is Joint Commission accredited. Our laboratory is College of American Pathologists-accredited. For those lab tests that we don’t conduct on site, the Mayo Clinic is our exclusive partner for reference laboratory services.
We pride ourselves on delivering personalized care to our patients, and in working closely with our medical-care providers in treating the whole person. This approach has resonated with our patients, and we are growing to meet our community’s demand.
On October 15th, 2014, Community Hospital broke ground on a new four-story, 140,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility. Our NEW hospital opened Thursday, March 17th, 2016!