Wound and Infusion Nurse - $675 Bonus Eligible
Posted on: August 16, 2019
POSITION PURPOSE The purpose of this position is to serve as the
coordinator for the organization's Wound and Infusion programs.
This position also provides coordination of quality infusion
services provided by the organization. Communicates with referral
sources, infusion pharmacy providers and organization staff in
regards to patient needs and assurance of staff education and
competency in IV therapy. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES This listing is not
to be construed as all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and
- Develops and revises IV and wound training program and
materials in conjunction with home health management, the Intake
department and the Education department. Schedules and conducts
wound and IV therapy courses. Develops, administers, and evaluates
tests. Verifies nursing staff competency to perform wound care and
IV therapy. Functions as wound and Infusion nurse preceptor in
conjunction with the Education Department.
- Serves as a Wound and IV resource expert to nursing staff by
providing on-going guidance and instruction to nursing staff on
wound and IV therapy. Serves as resource answering wound and IV
referrals, wound and IV related contracts and pharmacy questions.
Completes joint wound and IV visits/admissions, training and
coaching of nursing staff for wound and IV therapy patients.
- Assesses and evaluates wound and infusion care throughout the
company. Assists in the development, implementation and revision of
policies, procedures and guidelines related to wound and infusion
care in compliance with the wound and infusion Nursing Standards of
- Collaborates on the development of comprehensive wound and IV
plans to assist staff in care when indicated. Communicates with and
makes recommendations to nursing staff, physicians, and other care
providers to ensure patient needs are being met. Evaluates patient
- Reviews and interprets Medicare, Medicaid, or private coverage
regulations ensuring patients and families are aware of
- Travels to patient homes and provides skilled nursing care
within the established plan of care. Provides direct patient care
including performance of tasks such as taking vitals, performing
wound care, IV care, ostomy care, blood draws, injections, and the
physical assessment of the overall patient's medical condition.
Reviews, sets-up, and administers medications as necessary per the
established plan of care. Continually evaluates the patient's
condition and the effectiveness of treatments, plan of care,
medications, and therapies.
- Works in collaboration with RN Case Manager and other patient
care team members to assure coordination of care is provided to
attain desired outcomes. Communicates with RN Case Managers and
other members of the patient's care team on the patient's
condition. Contacts and consults with the physician regarding the
plan of care. Provides regular updates on the patient's condition.
Communicates significant changes in patient conditions.
- Documents visit notes, treatments, and care. Records and
reports symptoms and changes in patient's condition. Verifies that
physician orders are complete, accurate and cover the care and
visits provided. Ensures orders are obtained prior to service
delivery. Documents any verbal orders and follows up to secure
written orders. Ensures required visits are completed in a timely
manner. Follows-up with the Home Care Clinical Manager to ensure
notification and documentation of missed visits is provided in
accordance with proper procedures in a timely manner. Documents
patient refusal of visits or care. Initiates and documents timely
- Provides information, instruction and education to the patient,
patient family members and caregivers in proper care. Verifies that
instructions are being followed and carried-out.
- Attends safety training sessions and ensures for compliance
with safety rules and procedures. Identifies and notifies Home Care
Clinical Manager and Safety and Infection Control Committee of
potential safety hazards. Reports any work-related accidents and
injuries in a timely manner. Is a member of the Safety and
Infection Control Committee.
- Serves as consultant and resource person to staff of the
referring facility. Completes nursing assessments. Evaluates
patient acuity and appropriateness for home health or hospice
services. Informs and educates discharge planners, nurses and
physicians of the services available through Home Health
- Keeps accurate records of referral statistics.
- Performs in-home visits as needed in times of patient/Company
- Assists in promotion of wound and infusion services.
- Attends and participates in mandatory meetings, in-services,
- Fiscally responsible with organization resources. Wound
- Develops protocols for prevention of nosohusial skin breakdown,
appropriate management of pressure ulcers, effective use of support
surfaces, and the effective use of products. Evaluates existing
products and recommends products for wound and continence
- Determines etiologic factors for skin breakdown. Provides
guidance to staff in the implementation of protocols to control or
eliminate factors, including the selection of support surfaces and
incontinence care. IV Management:
- Monitors and coordinates IV cases with field staff to ensure
quality infusion IV care is provided by staff. Works with each
branch location to develop infusion nursing skills for staff and
trains infusion nurses to serve as infusion resources for each
- Communicates and coordinates with Infusion pharmacy providers
to determine types of IV pumps being used for the best patient
outcome and recommended timing of drug dosing via IV. MINIMUM
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Associates degree in Nursing with two to
five years progressively responsible home care nursing experience
or any combination of education and experience that provides
equivalent knowledge, skills or abilities. Current State of
Wisconsin RN licensure required. Two to five years of prior wound
care and IV experience required. BSN preferred. Certified
Registered Nurse Infusion (CRNI) certification preferred. Required
to achieve and maintain Ostomy Management Specialist (OMS) or WOCN
certification within six months from start date in position.SPECIAL
REQUIREMENTSThis position requires travel to hospitals, patient
residences, and other care facilities, etc. Must maintain a valid
Wisconsin driver's license. Must maintain an acceptable driver's
record per company policy. Must maintain proof of current auto
insurance. Must have access to a vehicle in good working condition.
Maintain level of competency through ongoing education related to
wound and infusion care.
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