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Wound and Infusion Nurse - $675 Bonus Eligible

Company: HHU
Location: Madison
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Job Description:

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 assigned.

  • 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 Practice.
  • 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 outcomes.
  • Reviews and interprets Medicare, Medicaid, or private coverage regulations ensuring patients and families are aware of coverage.
  • 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 discharges.
  • 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 United.
  • Keeps accurate records of referral statistics.
  • Performs in-home visits as needed in times of patient/Company need.
  • Assists in promotion of wound and infusion services.
  • Attends and participates in mandatory meetings, in-services, and conferences.
  • Fiscally responsible with organization resources. Wound Management:
    • 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 care.
    • 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 branch.
      • 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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