Pediatric Infusion Nurse (Casual 0.1 RN position)
Lancaster General Hospital
7545 Pediatric Program
**MAGNET DESIGNATED COST CENTER
Hours: 0.1 FTE (8/hrs/2wks); Day Shift - Monday through Friday 8:00am- 4:30pm- no weekends
This position is located in Lancaster, Pa at the Suburban Outpatient Pavilion & Lancaster General Hospital
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SUMMARY: Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine is currently seeking a Registered Nurse for the Medical Infusion Center under the Pediatric Program. The RN assumes responsibility and accountability as defined by the American Nurses Association standards of nursing practice.
PURPOSE: Provides intravenous therapy through the performance of venipunctures, insertion, care and maintenance of PICC lines, accessing and care of central lines and infusion parts, patient/caregiver education and administration of intravenous medications consistent with the policies and mission of Horizon Healthcare Services. Patient care includes care to patients in the following age groups: pediatric (30 days through 12 years), adolescent (13 through 18 years)
- Performs initial assessment visit to develop Plan of Care that includes realistic and measurable age-appropriate patient goals in collaboration with the patient/caregiver & members of the healthcare team.
- Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the Care Planning Process. Initiates appropriate care plans at the start of therapy and updates the care plan when clinically appropriate.
- Provides intravenous therapy through the performance of venipunctures, insertion, care and maintenance of PICC lines, accessing and care of central lines and infusion parts, and administration of intravenous medications.
- Educates, directs and supervises patients/caregiver and families in the provision of care. Implements and evaluates individualized patient education plan based on age-specific criteria
- Participates in patient care conferences with clinical care team members as necessitated by patient care needs, and promotes continuity of care through coordination of patient services.
- Documents the delivery of care to comply with regulatory requirements, agency policy & procedures and standards of practice
- Serves as a liaison with customers to assure effective communication and acts as a patient advocate to promote goal attainment.
- Is available for, and willingly accepts, on-call and back-up on-call assignments as needed by the organization.
- Participates in orientation of staff.
- Perform all other reasonably-related duties of an equal or lower nature as may be directed in the sole discretion of management.
- RN licensure is required, issued by the PA Board of Nursing-
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred. If this is a Magnet designated RN position, BSN will be required within 3 yrs of RN hire date.
- Valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License, with ability to meet and maintain Driver Qualification Standard and to safely operate company-owned or personal vehicle in all weather conditions.
- Current CPR/BLS certification required.
- Chemotherapy/biotherapy certification preferred.
- IV Therapy certification preferred.
- At least two (2) years’ experience required. Home infusion experience preferred.
- Data entry and network computer experience preferred.
This position requires PA Child Abuse and FBI Fingerprinting Clearances.
This position requires a Professional License/Certification.
Posted on 05/15/2019