Registered Nurse II - Ambulatory Operations
Competent level professional nurse who is a proficient in delivering care in the ambulatory care setting. Uses past and current nursing experience to care for infusion patients. Serves as a resource/mentor for Licensed Vocational Nurses, Registered Nurse I's and unlicensed staff members.
- Performs responsibilities in a manner that promotes quality and safe patient care and a positive patient experience.
- Adheres to the scope of practice as defined by the Texas Nurse Practice Act.
- Follows an individualized therapy plan provided by the medical provider (Physician/APP) for each patient .
- Consistently demonstrates competency with technical infusion skills according to personal and legal scope of practice.
- Professional assessment skills as applied to the patient, family/support system, and environment.
- IV medication administration including but not limited to: IVIG, Ocrevus, Remicade, etc.
- Able to perform peripheral or central line access for appropriate administration of medications.
- Resourceful in various infusion pumps such as the Braun Infusomat Pump.
- Practices nursing with high respect for individual, cultural, spiritual and economic differences.
- Communicates effectively and in accordance with BCM requirements.
- Reports significant changes in patient status to physician/APP and other members of the team in a timely manner consistent with patient needs.
- Maintains patient records showing systematic assessment, IV lines, nursing note, discharge instructions, etc.
- Participates in department meetings as scheduled.
- Documents legibly and according to BCM documentation guidelines and standards.
- Takes appropriate actions independently and responsively in urgent/emergent care situations.
- Maintains confidentiality in all aspects of the job.
- Promotes personal safety and a safe environment for patients and coworkers.
- Demonstrates knowledge of safety/infection control practices by complying with established policies and procedures.
- Recognizes and responds appropriately to potentially unsafe situations.
- Demonstrates safe practice in the use of equipment.
- Assesses environmental safety and takes initiative to prevent accidents and promote safety.
- Notifies manager of need for review and/or training related to equipment, procedures, or safety/infection control practices.
- Participates in ongoing, professional self-development and identifies needs for personal professional growth.
- Demonstrates competency in areas of assignment or identifies the need for additional training (various diagnoses, infusion, specialized equipment, etc.). Schedule appointments as needed to keep the patients on their correct planned infusion schedule.
- Communicates with other health care professionals regarding orders and care of patients.
- Mentors and supports Licensed Vocational Nurses, Registered Nurses I’s, and unlicensed staff members by directing, guiding, and influencing the outcome of an individual’s performance and activity.
- Prioritizes and organizes work so that assignments are completed in an efficient and timely manner.
- Identifies and supports basic cost containment and efficiency for patients and the clinic.
- Maintains clean and safe work environment; stocks, and orders treatment room supplies as directed.
- Maintains a professional and cooperative relationship among health care teams and co-workers by communicating information, responding to requests, and building rapport by participating in team problem-solving methods.
- Recognize allergic reactions in order provide swift and competent care.
- Familiarize self with most common infused medications used in the infusion suite.
- Participates in the orientation of new clinical staff.
- Exemplifies team player mentality with the ability to withstand daily work stressors.
- Associate Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
- Two years of experience as a Registered Nurse (RN). Degrees in lieu of experience will not be accepted.
- Current license as a Registered Nurse (RN by the State of Texas Board of Nursing).
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.
- Prior Infusion experience preferred, but not required.
- Must be proficient in Intravenous (IV) catheter placement, port accessing and removal of these devices.
Physical Risks: Potential exposures to blood borne pathogens (blood &/or other potentially infectious materials), drugs, chemicals, radiation, and physical hazards found in patient clinics, hospitals and/or laboratory work environments and in working directly with patients and other employees. Initial Blood borne Pathogens Training is required, and a Blood borne Pathogens Refresher Training must be taken annually.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.