Infusion Nurse Manager in Washington, DC at The GW Medical Faculty Associates.

Date Posted: 8/4/2020

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Position Summary

The Infusion Nurse Manager takes primary responsibility for supervising all patient care, infusion nurse supervision, and scheduling in the infusion center. This position is responsible for ensuring adequate staffing coverage to ensure safe patient care with maximized patient access, ensuring infection control plan is established and followed, and coordinating staff and patient education regarding medications administered in the infusion center.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Other duties may be assigned. Strong interpersonal, organizational and time management skills with consistent attention to detail. Strong creative thinking and analytical skills.

Clinical

  • Administers chemotherapy and biologicals, discussing side effects and treatment with patients and families.  
  • Provides emotional support (together with social worker) and instructions to patients and families. Able to provide education re: treatment, side effects.
  • Assesses patients and address symptom management
  • Triage calls and follow up
  • Work collaboratively with multidisciplinary team to navigate patient through treatment
  • provides highly skilled nursing care; supervises and/or performs special procedures; may assist in performing research activities; conducts advanced patient evaluations on patients receiving chemotherapy
  • Maintain appropriate patient records and knowledge of required documentation
  • Administers study drugs and biologicals.

Supervisory

  • Ensure the provision of quality care and customer service within the infusion department through the design and implementation of departmental processes/procedures as well as the successful resolution of physician, patient, and staff concerns
  • Works with the Director to maintain infusion staff responsibilities and appropriate staffing levels as well as participate in staff recruiting and training efforts
  • Focus on operational effectiveness by emphasizing efficient processes and high quality patient care
  • Maintain knowledge of and comply with policies and procedures including government, insurance, and third-party payer regulations
  • Directs and supervises care given by other nursing personnel
  • Approves time off, timesheets,
  • Prepares employee evaluations and handles disciplinary issues
  • Ensures compliance with OSHA and Risk Management recommendations and required competency reviews and sign offs
  • Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up, maintenance and use, i.e. monitors, infusion devices, drain devices, etc.
  • Serves on task forces and committees related to the clinical specialty and quality improvement activities and with the project management team for implementation of new programs

Qualifications

Education

  • Requires DC nursing license. ONS and chemotherapy/biotherapy certification.

Experience

  • Minimum of two years experience as oncology nurse, familiarity with vascular access devices.
  • Typing and computer skills necessary.
  • Good interpersonal communication skills; able to work effectively with medical professionals throughout the organization at all levels including Hematology/Oncology Clinic staff, administrative personnel in the Division of Hematology/Oncology, Unit personnel, and Social service workers.
  • Experience with safe administration of Chemotherapy/Biotherapy.
  • Knowledge of assessing patient physical symptoms and lab work.
  • 3 years of supervisory experience preferred.