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RN-Infusion Clinic

Infusion Clinic

Variable hours

varies

BLS certification required
Certification Preferred
RN licensure
Experience is preferred

The Infusion Clinic nurse is responsible for the safe and effective administration of chemo/biotherapy and immunotherapy according to ONS (Oncology Nursing Society) standards, the care and maintenance of peripheral and central venous access devices, "safe handling" of cytotoxic agents and symptom/side effect management for oncology patients.

 

Safe & effective administration of chemo/biotherapy according to ONS standards.

Validates informed consent

Educates patient/family

Accurately determines BSA

Reviews laboratory values before administration to determine patient eligibility

Administers appropriate pre-medications and/or hydration to prevent/minimize any potential reactions, up to and including anaphylaxis

Validates physician order, dose calculation, patient identity with another qualified RN, MD or pharmacist

Constantly monitors patient response to therapy and adapts as necessary

Demonstrates appropriate prevention/management of extravasation of any vesicant

Manages any untoward reaction up to and including anaphylaxis

 

 

Adheres to NIOSH standards for "safe handling" of cytotoxic agents

Dons appropriate PPE when potential for contact with cytotoxic agent

Administers cytotoxic agents via specialized closed system

Disposes of all materials coming in contact with cytotoxic agents in appropriate biohazard containers

Demonstrates appropriate containment and management of any spill including Code Orange

 

Practices the care and maintenance of central venous access devices (CVADs) and peripheral venous catheters according to INS (Intravenous Nurses' Society) standards

Performs venipuncture according to type of therapy to be administered. Includes appropriate site selection, preparation and catheter selection

Accesses and validates patency and placement of CVADs using appropriate site preparation and equipment

Demonstrates flushing CVAD with appropriate fluid at the appropriate time interval to maintain safe and efficient function

Performs safe administration of vesicants utilizing approved precautions.

 

Requirements:  

Two years oncology nursing experience preferred.  
Current RN license within the state of practice. 
Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS required.

OCN preferred. If not OCN, required within 2 years of hire.  
ONS Chemo/biotherapy certification preferred. If not, required within 6 months of hire.


Skills:  Basic computer knowledge.

 


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