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Infusion Nurse

Job ID SSMC-2107512 Date Posted 06/03/2021 Location Vallejo, California Schedule/Shift Per Diem/ Day
Position Overview:
The Infusion Nurse (IN) has primary accountability for patient outcomes.  IN is responsible for administration of chemotherapeutic agents, blood products and other pharmaceuticals; patient education and care of patients receiving infusion; provides coverage, as needed, for the other departments in the Cancer Center; and participates in performance improvement studies at the Cancer Center. This position may serve as a resource person for hospital personnel, patients and their families, and all other related entities in all aspects of Infusion Therapy. IN coordinates patient care across all disciplines, in collaboration with the medical staff.
The Infusion Nurse functions within the scope of licensure, implements the nursing process to include the following: assess patient and family needs; develop a plan of care based on assessment; coordinate or perform implementation of the plan of care; and review and evaluate the effectiveness.
The Infusion Nurse ensures the physiological, psychosocial, safety, learning, rehabilitative, spiritual, cultural and self care needs of patients and their families are met. 


Qualifications:
·        Education:
·        Graduate of a school of nursing.  BSN preferred
·        Current California RN license. 
·        Oncology Nursing Society's (ONS) Chemotherapy Certified. 
·        OCN (Oncology Certified Nurse) preferred (certification required within 1-2 years of employment)
·        Experience:
·        Current experience in giving chemotherapy
·        Demonstrated clinical competency in caring/maintaining Vascular Access Devices (VADs)
·        Minimum two years previous experience in oncology and/or medical-surgical units
·        Prior experience in performance improvements, nursing committee's participation preferred.
·        Knowledge:
·        Demonstrated competency in the fundamentals of nursing and pharmacology are required. 
·        Knowledge of outpatient infusion clinical practices is preferred. 
·        Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills. 
·        Attends Oncology related programs, earning at least 10 CEUs per year
·        Maintains patient confidentiality according to HIPPA policies.
·        Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.
·        Special Skills/Equipment:
·        Valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certification "for health care provider".
·        Function independently with minimal supervision Self-directed in coordinating the care plan for patient care delivery.
·        Documented competency in IV Therapy and Chemotherapy
·        Demonstrate knowledge of community resources, legal policies relating to patient decisions and outcomes.
·        Must have good interpersonal relations with customers/clients.
·        Must be able to follow instructions, work quickly and accurately in a fast paced environment
·        Analytical and grammatical skills are necessary to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
·        Capable of using Microsoft Office Suite computer skills for a variety of support functions.
·        Organizational and multi-tasking skills are essential.
·        Participates in programs/ events sponsored by the Cancer Center
·        Must be fluent in spoken and written English.
·        Physical Requirements:
·        This position requires manual dexterity, repetitive motion to include computer keyboard and varied medical equipment, prolonged standing and walking, frequent bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting is required.
·        Ability to safely move and transport patients and related medical equipment and devices individually or as part of a team. 
·        Ability to meet the physical requirements necessary to perform the unit specific essential function of this position.
·        Working Condition
Exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinic. Hours subject to Infusion Department's volume and occasional evenings and weekend work. 


Organization:Sutter Solano Medical Center
Employee Status: Regular
Employee Referral Bonus: No
Benefits: Yes
Position Status: Non-Exempt
Union: Yes
Job Shift: Day
Shift Hours:8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled:Varied Days
Weekend Requirements: Other
Schedule: Per Diem
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period:Per Diem
Applications Accepted:All Applications Accepted

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