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Title:  Registered Nurse II (RN)- Ambulatory Operations

Division:  Ambulatory Operations
Schedule:  Monday-Friday; 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Commensurate with Experience
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  5231
Job Purpose

Competent level professional nurse who is a proficient in delivering care in the ambulatory care setting. Uses past and current nursing experience to care for infusion patients. Serves as a resource/mentor for Licensed Vocational Nurses, Registered Nurse I's and unlicensed staff members.s.

Job Duties
  • Performs responsibilities in a manner that promotes quality and safe patient care and a positive patient experience.
  • Adheres to the scope of practice as defined by the Texas Nurse Practice Act.
  • Follows an individualized therapy plan provided by the medical provider (Physician/APP) for each patient .
  • Consistently demonstrates competency with technical infusion skills according to personal and legal scope of practice.
  • Professional assessment skills as applied to the patient, family/support system, and environment.
  • IV medication administration including but not limited to: IVIG, Ocrevus, Remicade, etc.
  • Able to perform peripheral or central line access for appropriate administration of medications.
  • Resourceful in various infusion pumps such as the Braun Infusomat Pump.
  • Practices nursing with high respect for individual, cultural, spiritual and economic differences.
  • Communicates effectively and in accordance with BCM requirements.
  • Reports significant changes in patient status to physician/APP and other members of the team in a timely manner consistent with patient needs.
  • Maintains patient records showing systematic assessment, IV lines, nursing note, discharge instructions, etc.
  • Participates in department meetings as scheduled.
  • Documents legibly and according to BCM documentation guidelines and standards.
  • Takes appropriate actions independently and responsively in urgent/emergent care situations.
  • Maintains confidentiality in all aspects of the job.
  • Promotes personal safety and a safe environment for patients and coworkers.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of safety/infection control practices by complying with established policies and procedures.
  • Recognizes and responds appropriately to potentially unsafe situations.
  • Demonstrates safe practice in the use of equipment.
  • Assesses environmental safety and takes initiative to prevent accidents and promote safety.
  • Notifies manager of need for review and/or training related to equipment, procedures, or safety/infection control practices.
  • Participates in ongoing, professional self-development and identifies needs for personal professional growth.
  • Participates in all mandatory education in Success Factors and other specified ways per BCM guidelines.
  • Demonstrates competency in areas of assignment or identifies the need for additional training (various diagnoses, infusion, specialized equipment, etc.).
  • Schedule appointments as needed to keep the patients on their correct planned infusion schedule.
  • Communicates with other health care professionals regarding orders and care of patients.
  • Mentors and supports Licensed Vocational Nurses, Registered Nurses I’s, and unlicensed staff members by directing, guiding, and influencing the outcome of an individual’s performance and activity.
  • Prioritizes and organizes work so that assignments are completed in an efficient and timely manner. Identifies and supports basic cost containment and efficiency for patients and the clinic.
  • Maintains clean and safe work environment; stocks, and orders treatment room supplies as directed.
  • Maintains a professional and cooperative relationship among health care teams and co-workers by communicating information, responding to requests, and building rapport by participating in team problem-solving methods.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Associate Degree or Bachelor Degree in Nursing.
  • Two years of experience as a licensed Registered Nurse (RN). Degrees in lieu of experience will not be accepted.
  • Current license as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the State of Texas Board of Nursing.Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior Infusion experience preferred, but not required.
  • Must be proficient in Intravenous (IV) catheter placement, port accessing and removal of these devices.
Other
  • Must be a team player and demonstrate commitment to clinical care.
  • Must be excellent on communication skills.
  • Must be flexible on working hours.
  • Prior familiarity and use of EMR systems.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal relationship skills; written and verbal communication skills in English, and ability to work and multitask in a fast paced medical environment.

Physical Risks: Potential exposures to blood borne pathogens (blood &/or other potentially infectious materials), drugs, chemicals, radiation, and physical hazards found in patient clinics, hospitals and/or laboratory work environments and in working directly with patients and other employees. Initial Blood borne Pathogens Training is required, and a Blood borne Pathogens Refresher Training must be taken annually.

 

 

 

 

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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