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Title:  Registered Nurse II - Infusion

Division:  Ambulatory Operations
Schedule:  Monday - Friday
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $56,895 - 86,000
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  9161

Summary

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.  Prior Infusion experience preferred, but not required as we are willing to train.

 

Position is located at our McNair Campus, 7200 Cambridge.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of safety/infection control practices by complying with established policies and procedures.
  • Recognizes and responds appropriately to potentially unsafe situations.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates competency in areas of assignment or identifies the need for additional training (various diagnoses, infusion, specialized equipment, etc.).
  • Schedules 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.
  • Recognizes allergic reactions in order provide swift and competent care. 
  • Familiarizes self with most common infused medications used in the infusion suite.
  • Participates in the orientation of new clinical staff.

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. 
  • Must be a team player and demonstrate commitment to clinical care.
  • Must be flexible on working hours.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal relationship skills; written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Ability to work and multitask in a fast paced medical environment.

 

 

 

 

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

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