Provides patient care and clinical support to patients receiving infusion therapy in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the Healthcare organization.
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
BSN preferred. If a diploma or Associates Degree of Nursing, a BSN will be required within 3 years of hire date.
Skilled at intravenous and enteral access management, infusion supplies and pumps.
Excellent customer service skills.
Self-motivated and ability to perform duties with minimal supervision.
Ability to work weekends, holidays and perform on-call when assigned
Organization and detail oriented, excellent written and verbal skills and current computer skills.
Required Length and Type of Experience
Recent nursing experience with strong IV skills required, home health experience preferred.
Required Licensure, Certification or Registry
Current license as registered nurse in the State of Ohio
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required
Certified Registered Nurse of Infusion (CRNI) preferred, will be required within two years of hire
Must have reliable transportation
Valid Ohio Driver's license upon hire; per policy 8-175 thereafter
Proof of automobile insurance coverage with $100,000/$300,000 coverage, upon hire; per policy 8-175 thereafter
Required Physical and Environmental Demands
Mobility, grasping, bending, reaching, sitting, standing.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides appropriate training, education and infusion pump connection services to home infusion patients to facilitate timely discharge from acute and long term care settings. Collaborates with pharmacists, nurses, dietitians, physicians and pharmacy staff to resolve infusion and supply problems efficiently and effectively.
Documents in a timely, thorough, and accurate manner in the electronic health record. Triages pump problems and catheter related problems with patients and caregivers. Facilitates the development of infusion policies and procedures for Cleveland Clinic Home Care Services that reflect current, evidence based guidelines to ensure patient safety.
Creates and maintains relationships with case managers, nurse managers, and staff from Cleveland Clinic Health System and contractual clients to support the mission of Cleveland Clinic Home Care Services and the patients we serve. Continuously evaluates infusion products, supplies and protocols to be used in the care of home infusion patients. Actively participates in national nursing, nutrition or infusion organizations advancing the care of home infusion patients.
Leads company performance improvement activities including infection control. Participates in competency enhancing activities tied to company goals and objectives. Performs other related duties as may be assigned.
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