Home infusion registered nurse working with patients and their families to provide infusion therapy, including education and safety related to self-care and self-administration. Assesses patient appropriateness for home infusion therapy, including safety of the home environment, availability of caregiver support, and willingness of patient and/or caregivers to become as independent in therapy administration and monitoring of response to therapy as possible. Obtains and documents patient's medical history at the start of care and ongoing, particularly as related to the diagnosis being treated with the prescribed infusion therapy. Completes all required clinical documentation thoroughly and timely, including nursing plans of care (POC), plans of treatment (POT), visit notes, clinical summaries, medication profiles, discharge summaries and any updates provided to members of the patient's care team, as well as obtaining patient and/or caregiver signatures on relevant consents and required forms. Provides skilled care to patients of varying ages and medical conditions, as outlined in the plan of care and in accordance with physician orders and the plan of treatment. Establishes, secures and maintains vascular access devices as prescribed, including (but not limited to) peripheral IV (PIV) placement, PICC and tunneled central venous catheter dressing changes, and implanted port access. Administer medications as prescribed, performing therapy-specific clinical assessments in accordance with the Company's policies, procedures, and protocols, which may include frequent vital sign monitoring, management of acute infusion reactions, monitoring of side effects, and procurement of laboratory specimens. Communicate observations of patient response to therapy and overall physical assessment/condition with members of the care team in a timely manner, which may include the nursing supervisor, dispensing pharmacist, registered dietitian, and licensed prescriber, among others. Maintains a comprehensive knowledge base of infusion therapies administered in the home and ambulatory infusion center, utilizing Company policies, procedures, and protocols in addition to all available training resources to ensure understanding of each therapy before initiating treatment.
Currently manage the research activities for patients on multiple clinical trials as the primary study coordinator; obtaining informed consent, screening patients for eligibility, grading adverse events using CTCAE terminology and following the patient throughout their participation in the study.
Managed the research activities for patients on clinical trials; obtained informed consent, screened patients for eligibility, and followed the patient throughout their participation in the study.
Worked on a fast paced oncology floor of a level I trauma hospital.
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