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RN Home Infusion (Community Based Northeast PA)

Company: Geisinger
Location: Scranton
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title: RN Home Infusion (Community Based Northeast PA)
Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania
Job Category: RN - Registered Nurse, Nursing and Nursing Support
Schedule: Days
Work Type: Full time
Department: VITALine Pharmacy Services Team
Date Posted: 08/11/2021
Job ID: R-17631
Job Summary Are you an experienced RN looking to join our team of Healthcare Heroes? Geisinger is hiring a full time Home Infusion RN for Northeast PA. This community-based role will provide infusion therapy to patients in the comfort of their home. If you enjoy having autonomy in your work while working with diverse and complex patients, this is the career for you. Our Geisinger nurses make a difference in the lives of the people they see every day- our friends, neighbors, and family members.
Job Duties Provides infusion nursing services to patients as prescribed by their physician. Assess, plan and teach patients from a broad age range and diverse backgrounds about the infusion, the therapy and the equipment required to provide infusion services.

  • Works with a variety of referral sources.
  • Obtains information from referral sources necessary to process the referral including but not limited to demographics, patient specific information including past medical and surgical history, height and weight.
  • Performs the necessary tasks to initiate and provide prescribed therapy for the patient, including but not limited to scheduling of appointments, ordering of supplies and medication and communicating with other departments.
  • Obtains any other needed information from sources i.e. ordering physician's office, patient, etc.
  • in order to provide the therapy to the patient.
  • Verifies all information received utilizing Geisinger's electronic medical record and interviewing client.
  • Communicates referral information both verbally and electronically to the appropriate departments and outside agencies as appropriate and necessary for care.
  • Develops and maintains a plan of care based on the patient's current needs in relation to the ordered therapy and provides education to the patient and caregiver for the prescribed therapy and vascular access device.
  • Performs an assessment of the patient including the venous system.
  • Communicates any concerns with the physician.
  • Prepares medications for infusion using aseptic technique, according to the manufacture's recommendation and policy and procedures.
  • Performs peripheral venipunctures, midline, and PICC insertions only after training has been completed and a competency has been established.
  • Provides care and maintenance of vascular access devices for patients in accordance with approved procedures and standards of care.
  • Performs peripheral venipuncture for labs as required.
  • Collaborates with the pharmacist and ordering physician for reporting of the patient's progress, response and tolerance of therapy.
  • Verifies that consent and necessary paperwork is in place for therapy as required.
  • Verifies prior authorizations are obtained and in place prior to administration of therapy.
  • Verifies required procedures and labs are completed and results are reviewed by the ordering physician prior to administration of the therapy.
  • Ensures that pumps and other equipment are maintained and inspected as per protocol and accrediting body standards.Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
    Position Details Our ideal RN candidate would have previous Home Health or Infusion work experience. Must be willing to travel throughout Northeast PA including but not limited to the following counties: Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wyoming, Monroe, Susquehanna and more. Mileage will be reimbursed. Must have 3 years of RN experience. Work Schedule/Details:
    • Monday through Friday: Typical Hours are between 8:00AM and 5:00PM
    • Community Based Role - Travel is required
    • Currently there is no on call, weekends, or holidays (subject to change in the future) We--re proud to offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
      • Medical, prescription drug, vision and dental coverage
      • Family Support (Fertility and Adoption Support)
      • Employer contribution to your retirement plan
      • Tuition assistance (part time and full-time roles only)
      • Generous paid time off packages that allow you to take the time you need to travel, rest, and care for and reconnect with friends and family.
      • Professional opportunities for growth and advancement
      • Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated and experienced nursing leaders
      • Paid Military Leave
      • Community Involvement through our Employee Resources Groups
        Education Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)
        Experience Minimum of 3 years-Nursing (Required)
        Certification(s) and License(s) Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body; Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania
        Our Purpose & Values OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

Keywords: Geisinger, Scranton , RN Home Infusion (Community Based Northeast PA), Healthcare , Scranton, Pennsylvania

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