Registered Nurse II - Ambulatory Operations-Infusion
Baylor College of Medicine
Job posting number: #7134673 (Ref:15120-en_US)
Posted: March 18, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
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.
- Performs responsibilities in a manner that promotes professionalism, quality, patient and personal safety as well as provides a positive experience for the patient, family and co-workers.
- 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 .
- 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.
- Administers and learns all medications given in the Infusion suite. Including but not limited to: IVIG, Ocrevus, Remicade, etc.
- Performs 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, including documentation according to BCM standards.
- Participates in department meetings, as well as mandatory education in Success Factors.
- Takes appropriate actions independently and responsively in urgent/emergent care situations, such as in recognition of allergic reactions.
- Maintains confidentiality in all aspects of the job.
- 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.
- 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 patients on their correct planned infusion schedule.
- Communicates with other health care providers regarding patient care.
- Mentors, orients & supports new and existing nursing 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.
- Exemplifies a team player mentality with the ability to withstand daily work stressors.
- Participates in research protocols & administers care as directed & in collaboration with BCM's Research department.
- Associate Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
- Two years of experience as a licensed Registered Nurse (RN).
- Current license as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the State of Texas Board of Nursing.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.
- Infusion experience.
- Proficient in Intravenous (IV) catheter placement, port accessing and removal of these devices.
Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.
Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.