The staff nurse is a licensed registered nurse who is responsible for assuring competent, compassionate, individualized, nursing care for specific patients and families, including delegation to and supervision of non-professional clinical and support staff.
The principal responsibility and focus for the infusion staff nurse is to provide direct patient care and management of unique and highly specialized patients from a variety of specialties, including but not limited to, the initial nursing evaluation, patient education, and infusion.
The staff nurse is responsible and accountable for the overall nursing care management of a designated group of patients. She/he collaborates with the Nurse Director and members of the Patient Care Team to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
She/he also collaborates with the patient toward meeting the needs and expectations of the patient and family. Staff nurses ensure that care is safe, efficient, effective, and timely and meets the cultural, spiritual, and ethnic needs of each patient and family.
Care Planning Process:
Reviews Daily Assignment sheet
Successfully inserts IV's
Administers medications safely and competently according to policy
Accurately completes nursing documentation in EPIC according to policy and procedure
Understands end of visit and follow-up process/procedures
Demonstrates correct use of Outlook mail
Obtains patient information via EPIC
Completes patient/family teaching on various medications and disease processes
Demonstrates set up and use of large volume infusion pump
Consistently demonstrates correct hand hygiene.
Consistently demonstrates proper use of personal protective gear.
Understands how to review medication orders
Demonstrates the correct process for releasing orders in EPIC, utilizing Therapy Plans, and communicating with the pharmacy
Demonstrates the correct use of the Omnicell system
Utilizes emergency medications
Understands the complexities of the different infusion orders
Consistently performs two-person ID checks
Bachelor's degree in Nursing or Associate's degree in Nursing with relevant significant experience; New graduates must have a BSN degree.
Graduation must be from an accredited nursing program.
Previous directly related experience with IV Therapy required. Previous general nursing or critical care experience preferred.
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Specialty certification preferred.
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